UPDATE - 12/16/2014: Keller & Keller is no longer reviewing or able to accept client cases involving the drug Neurontin. If you believe you have been harmed by Neurontin, first contact your doctor and then seek alternate legal advice. If you have questions related to drug-litigation that does not involve Neurontin, please contact us so that we can review your potential claim.
Neurontin (gabapentin) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1994 for the control of partial seizures due to epilepsy in adults and children. It is also approved for management of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) caused by shingles (herpes zoster). Neurontin affects chemical and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain. The exact way it works is unknown. Neurontin was originally sold by Parke-Davis, a subsidiary of Warner-Lambert, which in turn was acquired by Pfizer, Inc., in 2000. The Neurontin drug is typically prescribed with other medication for controlling partial seizures associated with epilepsy, but used alone for the treatment of PHN. Neurontin comes is 100, 300 and 400 mg capsules, 600 and 800 mg tablets, and is available in an oral solution form.
This widespread use raised concerns when information began to come out about a serious Neurontin side effect. Neurontin use has been linked to thought disturbance that might result in suicide. In April 2005 the FDA issued a warning and listed many possible adverse reactions to Neurontin affecting the nervous system.
--alcohol intolerance and nausea.
–the most severe of the potential Neurontin side effects is a suicidal tendency.
If you or a loved one has used the prescription drug Neurontin and noticed adverse side effects, such as suicidal ideation, viral infections, convulsions, memory loss, vomiting/diarrhea, you should contact a physician immediately. If you wish to discuss your legal rights, are interested in more information on Neurontin litigation, or if you have information about a Neurontin case that you would like to share with us, please contact the law offices of Keller & Keller LLP for a free consultation concerning your potential rights. Keller & Keller LLP has office locations in Indiana, Michigan and New Mexico and will be able to evaluate your potential case at no cost to you.