Tag: pregnancy

  • If a woman takes Gabapentin during pregnancy will it hurt the baby?

    In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assigns each medication to a Pregnancy Category according to whether it has been proven to be harmful in pregnancy. Gabapentin is listed in Pregnancy Category C. This indicates that caution is advised, but the benefits of the medicine may outweigh the potential risks. Studies in…

  • Gabapentin is Used to Treat Restless Legs Syndrome

    Gabapentin is Used to Treat Restless Legs Syndrome

    Gabapentin (Neurontin) is FDA approved to treat epilepsy and a type of nerve pain caused by shingles (postherpetic neuralgia). Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the part of the nervous system that causes an urge to move the legs. Because it usually interferes with sleep, it also is considered a sleep disorder.  …

  • Is it Safe to use Fioricet During Pregnancy?

    Is it Safe to use Fioricet During Pregnancy?

    There haven’t been enough strong clinical studies looking at Fioricet and its effects on pregnancy, so it’s not completely known how safe it is during pregnancy. A study found that Fioricet could potentially raise the risk of heart problems in unborn babies. In addition, there has been a report of a newborn experiencing withdrawal seizures…

  • The pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility warning while taking gabapentin

    Gabapentin capsules, tablets, and oral solution are used along with other medications to help control certain types of seizures in people who have epilepsy. Gabapentin capsules, tablets, and oral solution are also used to relieve the pain of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN; the burning, stabbing pain or aches that may last for months or years after…