Asterixis related to gabapentin intake: a case report and review.

Mervat Wahba, Olga Waln

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Asterixis has been reported as a side effect of toxic and metabolic abnormalities. The current literature contains very little evidence of gabapentin-related neurotoxicity. Our observations reveal that neurotoxic side effects of gabapentin use may be seen even when dose adjustments are made for patients with mild-to-moderate renal dysfunction. Clinical vigilance for possible neurotoxic effects of gabapentin therapy in patients with renal dysfunction is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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  • Medicine(all)


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