Skin Spots And Darkening On Neurontin

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Sandra Yardley Says:

After a couple of weeks on Neurontin, I started getting small red spots on my skin. Now I am getting larger spots, about a half inch in diameter. My skin is also getting darker with kind of a blue cast to it. Can't reach my doctor until Monday. Does anyone know how fast one can get off the drug without serious side effects?

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Beverly Says:

I too have red spots (splotches, really) on my arms after about a month on neurontin. Thanks, I really didn't know the cause. Also, it makes me terrifically fatigued. Now I am wondering if I should stay on, or go off. I take it for neuropathy in my hands, but so far, I see no improvement.

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notadoctor Says:

Go to the ER ASAP. Some medications that cause rashes cause a condition called "Stevens-Johnson's". It's extremely dangerous. Go now!

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Verwon Says:

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is usually characterized first by fever, sort throat and fatigue. Then ulcers and lesions start to appear in the mucous membranes.

If you've not experiences any of those symptoms, then it isn't likely, because the skin problems with it usually start after those occur.

Learn more Neurontin details here.

However, it could still be the sign of some type of reaction to the medication and you do need to consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Have either of you experienced any of the other symptoms I mentioned?

Beverly, how long have you been taking it?

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inpain Says:

My dr just put me on oxycodone. Ive heard alot of negative things about this medication. Im afraid to take it, but have no choice because im in constant pain. Does anyone know if oxycodone is as bad as people. I am to take 4 times a day.

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Vick Says:

To inpain, Oxycodone is safe as long as you take as prescribed. People can build up a tolerance and tend to need more to take care of your pain but don't take more. Just talk to your Dr. It also can become addictive but if taken as prescribed not everybody becomes addicted. The drug has been around a long time and I believe it is safer than some of theses new drugs that are coming out. All medications cause side effects but it seems only the opiates get the bad rap and they have been around forever and Dr's know more about them then they do of the new drugs the Pharmaceutical companies push on them to prescribe because they are so much more expensive and they make a boatload of money.. And your health insurance I bet will not pay for the new drugs.

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ZanZen Says:

Been on it for back pain for 6 months and was noticing a red dot on my lip the size a normal sharpie pen would leave. Not sore or broken, just appeared there. It's too late in the game for a reaction, but I will pay closer attention and follow up if I gain any further insight after closer inspection.

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