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Does or can gabapentin lower your blood pressure

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Does or can gabapentin lower your blood pressure??
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Robert Fernando replied 5 years ago.
Hello,
Welcome to justanswer and thank you for your question.

Well, gabapentin can cause side effects. Yes it can result in low blood pressure.
Having low blood pressure is a less common side effect of gabapentin.

Common side effects with gabapentin are-
-cold or flu-like symptoms
-delusions
-dementia
-hoarseness
-lack or loss of strength
-lower back or side pain

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Ok, the reason I ask is usually I'm low 100's/80's or 60's. But this morning after one does of GABA it was down to the 80's over 60's with my pulse normal.
Expert:  Robert Fernando replied 5 years ago.
Ideally, when a person has 90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or less systolic blood pressure or 60 mm Hg or less diastolic blood pressure then it is generally considered as low blood pressure.
In your case systolic blood pressure is 80 mm of hg and diastolic is 60 mm of hg. Both of these are low readings.

You should take salt mixed in water, and keep check on your blood pressure readings. Usually in short time, your blood pressure will be in normal range. Most likely this low blood pressure is only for a short while and will come up.
Yes, it can be side effect of gabapentin.

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