Reactions 1704, p170 - 2 Jun 2018 Urinary incontinence: case report A 72-year-old man developed urinary incontinence during treatment with gabapentin [indication, route and time to reaction onset not stated]. The man, who had a history of hypertension, alcohol abuse and depression, was hospitalised for a left ankle fracture following a fall. He underwent an uncomplicated open reduction internal fixation under general anaesthesia. During the hospitalisation, he received diazepam [Valium] for alcohol withdrawal. He was then discharged to a skilled nursing facility. He received the first dose of gabapentin 300mg three times a day at the skilled nursing facility. However, on day 6 in the skilled nursing facility, he reported increased urinary frequency every 20 30 minutes for two days. His post void residual and urine analysis were not remarkable. His only new medication was gabapentin. On day 6, the man’s gabapentin treatment was discontinued with resolution of his urinary incontinence on the following day. Author comment: "Moreover, gabapentin is used to treat alcohol withdrawal, fibromyalgia, and restless leg syndrome. Amongst its many side effects, urinary incontinence is a rare side effect." "Similar to our patient, all previous case reports mentioned a resolution of incontinence promptly after discontinuing gabapentin." Kaler MS. Gabapentin induced urinary incontinence-a rare side effect. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 66 (Suppl. 2): S179 abstr. C18, 19 Apr 2018. Available from: URL: http://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15376 [abstract] - USA 803323422 0114-9954/18/1704-0001/$14.95 Adis © 2018 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved Reactions 2 Jun 2018 No. 1704
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