Keywords: gabapentin, misuse (PubMed Search)
Non-opioid medications such as gabapentin are frequently prescribed for the management of pain.
A retrospective study of the National Poison Data System (data collected by the U.S. Poison Centers) from 2013 – 2017 showed increasing trend of gabapentin exposure.
Gabapentin exposure increased between 2013 and 2017 by:
5 most commonly co-ingested substances with gabapentin
16.7% of the isolated gabapentin exposure required hospitalization.