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serious breathing problems with seizure and nerve pain medicines-New warnings

Started by ronr, December 20, 2019, 08:37:51 AM

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New warning are coming for this:

FDA warns about serious breathing problems with seizure and nerve pain medicines gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant) and pregabalin (Lyrica, Lyrica CR)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that serious breathing difficulties may occur in patients using gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant) or pregabalin (Lyrica, Lyrica CR) who have respiratory risk factors. These include the use of opioid pain medicines and other drugs that depress the central nervous system, and conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that reduce lung function. The elderly are also at higher risk.

Gabapentin and pregabalin are FDA-approved for a variety of conditions, including seizures, nerve pain, and restless legs syndrome.

Our evaluation shows that the use of these medicines, often referred to as gabapentinoids, has been growing for prescribed medical use, as well as misuse and abuse. Gabapentinoids are often being combined with CNS depressants, which increases the risk of respiratory depression. CNS depressants include opioids, anti-anxiety medicines, antidepressants, and antihistamines. There is less evidence supporting the risk of serious breathing difficulties in healthy individuals taking gabapentinoids alone. We will continue to monitor these medicines as part of our routine monitoring of all FDA-approved drugs.
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Oh great! I believe i fall into a few of those catagories.
Could explain some things. :an ailing:

It is what it is...


Well hells bells. I'm on Lyrica and Neurontin both. I wonder if that might be my problem and not copd? I'll probably never get them to admit it, so I'm going back to bed and when I get up I will have forgotten it anyway with my nascar memory. The thoughts speed around a couple times, then head out of the freaking track never to be seen again.
I will put you in the trunk, and help people look for you, DON'T TEST ME.


Darn... that's serious.  If you're on mixes of these meds, let your doc know about any breathing difficulties you have.  I remember what the feeling of a depressed CNS is... it doesn't really feel like you're not breathing properly but you start to yawn a lot and you find yourself suddenly gasping for breath when you haven't done anything significant to need it.  Dangerous warning signs to be wary of!
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Do Dr's get paid to prescribe Gabapentin? every dr I have seen has tried to put me on it even after I had a severe reaction to it?


Don't know but I do know that many doctors take their brains out of their skulls when the local pharm rep comes walking in and tells them about all their new cure-all drugs.  I've seen it so often it makes me want to scream.  Rep comes through and poof, next visit we have to have a conversation about the new drug on the market and how it'll be just the thing for... what was it you had again???  Got rid of that doc faster than I could wipe my butt, and for the same reason.
Where God leads, His hand always provides keep Calm and code on....



 :lmao:  Funny docs out there Fox.

Im cutting back to see what happens.
Not even sure it was ever working anyway.

It is what it is...


Well my gabapentin Has been a life saver, hopefully won't wig out on me.


I'm on Lyrica, haven't had any problems that I know of. I did have a bad episode this last summer, but it wasn't breathing, Just horrible, horible fatigue.


Gabapentin really seemed to help my first go round with it but I took myself off of everything and slowly tried some again but started to have weird side effects


Im down to 9/day and my pain is threw the roof.
Trouble being pain always does that,and its cold out.
So how do you tell? :emowall:

It is what it is...

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