Has anyone started itching after being on Gabapentin?

Posted by mmoss @mmoss, Mar 28, 2021

Has anyone started itching after being on Gabapentin? I only been on 400 mg/day for 5 weeks but the last three days I started getting some itching. No rash. I don’t see where itching is a side effect. Thank you

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Good evening @mmoss, Although I have been taking Gabapentin for 4 or even 5 years, I cannot associate the medication with the neuropathic itch syndrome. I have had my PCP and my pharmacist look for any interactions and they have told me there are none. I have tapered off my gabapentin from 1200 to 900 and now 600 mg per evening dosage...replacing it with medical cannabis tincture in a 2:1 dosage (CBD/THC).

What are you doing to treat the itch? I have been undergoing a search for the cause of the itch since last April. I have just added UVB light therapy and am researching Dupixent.

How long have you been dealing with the "itch"? What are you using. You can read more experiences in the Skin Health group

May you be safe and protected.


Hi I started Gabepntin 3 months ago and they are driving me crazy with itch all over my body, I have scratched myself to shreds to the point of blood being drawn, so glad i am not alone,


Maybe you are allergic to gabapentin!


Maybe you are allergic to gabapentin!

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Thought the same thing…


Itching isn't a side effect of gabapentin according to Mayo. Itching can be a side effect of opiate use.

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