Behavioral side effects of gabapentin in children.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report 7 children who received gabapentin (GBP) as adjunctive medic ation and subsequently developed behavioral side effects. These behavioral changes consisted of intensification of baseline behaviors as well as new behavioral problems. Behaviors that parents considered most troublesome were tantrums, aggression directed toward others, hyperactivity, and defiance. All behavioral changes were reversible and were managed by dose reduction or discontinuation of GBP. All children had baseline attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and developmental delays.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, DO; Steingard, RJ; Cesena, M; Helmers, SL; Riviello, JJ; Mikati, MA

Published Date

  • January 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 87 - 90

PubMed ID

  • 8603631

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0013-9580

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1528-1157.1996.tb00517.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States