Neurontin is a drug administered to people who suffer shingle; this drug kills pain and controls convulsions. It has been recommended by many physicians, and it is also recommended to people who suffer epilepsy. Neurontin was launched into the market in 1993, and it produces more than $2 billion per year to the manufacturer (Pfizer). The generic name of the drug is gabapentin, and it was also approved in 1993 by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).
There have been several reports of cases of suicidal conduct and even some deaths of people who have been taking Neurontin. Manufacturers say that Neurontin does not develop this kind of attitude in the people who take it. They say that it may be caused by other drugs that people take in combination with Neurontin.
This medicament was approved by the FDA to the treatment of post herpetic neuralgia that is normal in people who suffer herpes or shingles, regularly people over 60 years. Some of the side effects that Neurontin causes are suicidal attitude, memory loss, paranoia, aggressive conduct, depression, lack of synchronization, fatigue, severe mania, nausea, lack of the ability to control muscles, atypical thoughts and unsteadiness, among others.
Last year, the original manufacturer of the drug (Parke Davis Warner Lambert) pleaded responsible for accusations of illegal activity in the promotion and marketing of Neurontin for unapproved uses and contracted to a $430 million resolution.
If you or someone that you know has been affected by the uses of Neurontin, contact your attorney and claim the possibilities to be compensated in a possible lawsuit.