Gabapentin Use in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Gabapentin was used for the treatment of term and preterm infants with suspected visceral hyperalgesia caused by a variety of neurologic and gastrointestinal morbidities. Improved feeding tolerance and decreased irritability were seen, as well as decreased usage of opioids and benzodiazepines. Adverse events occurred with abrupt discontinuation of this medication.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Edwards, L; DeMeo, S; Hornik, CD; Cotten, CM; Smith, PB; Pizoli, C; Hauer, JM; Bidegain, M

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 169 /

Start / End Page

  • 310 - 312

PubMed ID

  • 26578075

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4729593

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6833

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.10.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States