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Although most people tolerate Neurontin® (gabapentin) well, this medication is not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking (including nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements). For instance, you may not be able to take Neurontin safely if you have certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease.
 
Other Neurontin safety precautions apply to people with certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives) and to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. In addition, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects of the medication include:
 
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Coordination problems
  • Nausea or vomiting.
     
(Click Neurontin Side Effects and Neurontin Warnings and Precautions for a closer look at other Neurontin safety concerns, including information on what to tell your doctor before taking this medication and details about potentially serious side effects that may require immediate medical care.)
 
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