Counsel Patients to Report Signs of Respiratory Depression With Gabapentin

New warnings will highlight the risks of serious breathing problems with gabapentin (Neurontin, etc).

Current labelling already warns about the risk of breathing problems...respiratory depression, sedation, somnolence, etc...when combining gabapentin WITH opioids.

Now Health Canada is emphasizing the risk of breathing problems in patients taking gabapentin withOUT opioids.

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