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Gabapentin / Pregabalin Lawsuits

Gabapentin LawsuitGabapentin and Pregabalin are prescribed to treat a variety of nervous system conditions, including seizures, nerve pain, and restless leg syndrome.  Commonly sold under the brand names Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant, and Lyrica, both Gabapentin and Pregabalin have been linked to serious respiratory problems when used in conjunction with other medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning that the use of Gabapentin and Pregabalin may cause breathing problems for patients with certain risk factors.
 

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Contact our Gabapentin and Pregabalin Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Gabapentin and Pregabalin cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Gabapentin and Pregabalin Lawyers at our law firm, please call 1-800-988-8005 or submit an email inquiry above.
 

What is Gabapentin/Pregabalin?

Gabapentin and Pregabalin are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. Gabapentin and Pregabalin are classified as gabapentinoids and are prescribed as anticonvulsant and antiepileptic medications. These medications are used to treat neuropathic pain associated with various conditions.  Gabapentin is typically prescribed to prevent partial seizures in children and adults.  Although structurally similar, Lyrica (Pregabalin) is classified as a controlled substance.
 

What is Happening with Gabapentin/Pregabalin?

In December 2019, the FDA warned that Gabapentin and Pregabalin can lead to breathing difficulties when taken in conjunction with other medications that affect breathing or by patients that have preexisting respiratory issues.  When these medications are combined with certain drugs, they may cause a lethal loss of lung function.  The FDA received almost 50 reports of respiratory difficulties associated with Gabapentin and Pregabalin between 2012 and 2017.  Among these incidents, 12 deaths were reported.

As a result, the FDA announced that it would include new labeling information for Neurontin, Lyrica and generic versions of the drugs to advise against their use along with Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants.  CNS depressants include opioids, anti-depressants, and anti-anxiety medications.  Elderly patients with breathing issues are also being warned not to take Gabapentin and Pregabalin.

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-warns-about-serious-breathing-problems-seizure-and-nerve-pain-medicines-gabapentin-neurontin

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/nerve-drugs-gabapentin-pregabalin-linked-breathing-problems-fda-warns-n1105801
 

Gabapentin/Pregabalin Side Effects and Complications

Side effects of Gabapentin and Pregabalin include:

  • Fever;
  • Infection;
  • Blurred vision;
  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Dizziness;
  • Clumsiness;
  • Jerky movements;
  • Drowsiness; and
  • Breathing difficulties and respiratory depression.

 

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Contact our Gabapentin and Pregabalin Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Gabapentin and Pregabalin cases in all 50 states.

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