Asterixis related to gabapentin intake

a case report and review.

Mervat Wahba, Olga Waln

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Abstract

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
Volume125
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Dyskinesias
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gabapentin
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Asterixis related to gabapentin intake : a case report and review. / Wahba, Mervat; Waln, Olga.

In: Postgraduate medicine, Vol. 125, No. 5, 01.01.2013, p. 139-141.

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