Really small case

10 Jul


Recently we saw an elderly woman with problems speaking. De general practitioner referred her to our ED, because he suspected an ischemic stroke.

On examination she had a mild dysarthria, and the rest of the neurologic examination showed no abnormalities.

A week before she had had a change of medication: she was taking Gapapentine / Neurontin for chronic pain. We learned that Gabapentine can cause dysarthria. adverse sign in 1-10% of the cases. Other sites name it as one of the most common adverse sign, besides sleepiness, ataxia, dizziness, nystagmus, tremor, tiredness.



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