Gabapentin is often co-prescribed with opioids to treat chronic pain and these therapeutic agents can suppress breathing, which can be fatal. This study found that among patients receiving prescription opioids, concomitant treatment with gabapentin was associated with a substantial increase in the risk of opioid-related death. Clinicians should consider carefully whether to continue prescribing this combination of products and, when the combination is deemed necessary, should closely monitor their patients and adjust opioid dose accordingly.
- Data Days Series Planned for December 13 to Share Information about Available Data Sources in NC
- Reducing Opioid Use While Managing Chronic Pain
- Governor’s Institute Partners with NC Medical Board to Offer LIVE Opioid Training Across the State
- Concurrent Use of Opioids and Benzodiazepines
- State Distributes 40K Doses of Naloxone