I was just prescribed Gabapentin 300mg before bedtime due to having severe pain from my permanently damaged spinal cord.
I took 100mg of Gabapentin last night before bed for the first time. I woke up at 1am with hot flashes. When I got up at 3am for the day I noticed I have a sunburn rash on my cheek bones. My face feels really hot. Is this a side effect from the medicine or an allergy? It's 1pm and I still have the sunburn rash, the whole right side of my face is red.
Hi, thanks for using the forum. I will do my best to answer your question with the information you have given me.
This question would probably be better answered by your doctor or a pharmacist, but I looked up Gabapentin (Neurontin) in my drug reference book and I didn't find any side effect listed that matched your symptoms. That being said, all drugs have side effects and the drug reference books can't list every possible one.
If I were you, I would contact my prescribing doctor and let him/her know about this. They can then advise you as to what they think you should do. Good Luck.
Thank you for your reply. I held off taking the medication last night and I will make a call into the office to ask them about this. I'm very sensitive to medications and I get this same reaction to steroid injections. I'm unsure if it is an allergy or a side effect.
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