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Anticonvulsants For
Spinal Disc Pain:
Side Effects

Dr. Ron Daulton, Jr.

I’ve created a chart below that shows the side effects of the Anticonvulsants we discussed previously. I thought this would be easier because you’ll notice that a lot of the side effects are the same. In order for this chart to fit on the page, I had to abbreviate the names of the medications, so here is the key:

If you are taking any of these medications and you think you are experiencing one of the side effects listed below, you should discuss it with your doctor immediately. Please do not stop taking any medications without speaking to your doctor about it first.

In addition to that, this is not a complete list of the possible side effects that can occur (these are the most common side effects). Everyone is different and you may experience a side effect that is not on the list. However, I’ve tried to be as thorough and complete as possible. So if you are experiencing a new symptom while taking any of these medications, you should bring that to your doctor’s attention as well.

Side Effect

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allergic reaction: hives; fever; swollen glands; painful sores in or around your eyes or mouth; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
mood or behavior changes, anxiety, depression, feeling agitated, hostile, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself
seizures
fever, swollen glands, body aches, flu symptoms
skin rash, easy bruising or bleeding, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness
upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, feeling short of breath
confusion, nausea and vomiting, swelling, rapid weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all
new or worsening cough, fever, trouble breathing
rapid back and forth movement of your eyes
changes in behavior
memory problems
trouble concentrating
acting restless, hostile, or aggressive
dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, tired feeling
nausea, diarrhea, constipation
blurred vision
headache
breast swelling
dry mouth
loss of balance or coordination
muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness (especially if you also have a fever and feel tired)
vision problems
swelling in your hands or feet, rapid weight gain
tremors
constipation

Next we’ll discuss drug interactions for these medications. You can click here to see those now, or you can click the Next button below.

Here is a list of other medications you can learn about also:

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