Gabapentin-induced coma in a patient with renal failure
Article first published online: 28 MAR 2006
Volume 10, Issue 2, pages 168–169, April 2006
How to Cite
DOGUKAN, A., AYGEN, B., BERILGEN, M. S., DAG, S., BEKTAS, S. and GUNAL, A. İ. (2006), Gabapentin-induced coma in a patient with renal failure. Hemodialysis International, 10: 168–169. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-4758.2006.00089.x
- Issue published online: 28 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 28 MAR 2006
- Manuscript received May 2005; revised December 2005.
- renal failure
We describe a 60-year-old woman who became comatose after a single dose of gabapentin for right-sided sciatalgia. The patient was improved by hemodialysis. Gabapentin toxicity should be considered when mental status changes develop in patients with renal failure after even a single dose.