This question has also been asked and answered here: Does gabapentin cause weight gain?
I’ve definitely heard that it can.
Hi Alfredag. Yes it most certainly can. I know from my own experience plus many others talking to me about the same thing happening to them. I gained over 80 pounds and I looked and felt like I was 6-7 months pregnant. I was even asked a few times if I was. It was very hard on my back and I still have problems with my back now. I had many other horrible side effects too. I took it for 8-9 years and I’m now slowly tapering off because I couldn’t handle it any longer. These drugs are poison (IMO) and should not be on the market! Take care
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