I am taking 600 mg 3 times daily for shingles related neuro pain and I am experiencing dry eyes and seeing floaters (spots). I was wondering if anyone else has eye problems after taking gabapentin.
8 Nov 2010
Yes, one of the side effects of Gabapentin is impaired vision and the fact that you are on a fairly high dose does make it most likely that you are experiencing the eye problems from the drug. Do not, however, quit taking it w/out the Dr.'s knowledge and help in weaning you off of it, as it can cause serious reactions if you stop suddenly, you must be weaned off and hopefully can do so when your shingle pain improves. I know that can be very painful, i had a friend who suffered with it for awhile and so i wish you the speediest of recoveries from that misery. Also, you might ask your Dr. to prescribe some good eyedrops that will help with the dryness and do be careful driving, etc. if you are seeing spots. BTW don't take the Gabapentin
within a couple hours of taking any antacids, as it causes it not to work
properly, just in case no one told you that. Take care Annette. (My mother
was going to name me that, now i wish she had)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Postherpetic Neuralgia - I was diagnosed with shingles on April 19 when rash appeared, but the pain?
... started April 17
3 answers • 25 May 2013
Dear all My mother is a 77 years old sufferer of PHN who has been trying obediently all the range of drugs (Gabapentin-Neurontin... nerve blocking ...
10 answers • 15 Dec 2013
... tests I demanded to be?
1 answer • 29 Mar 2014
Eyedrops and lubricants the Dr. told me to try. My eyelids stick to my eyes after sleeping even after eye patching with lubricants. I have to really ...
1 answer • 2 May 2015
I am a 79 years old male. In Sept. 2011 I had a severe shingles attack. It was a 4 to 6 inch band that extended from the center of my chest, under my ...
3 answers • 7 Oct 2015