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Gabapentin Use in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Journal title
The Journal of pediatrics
Publication year
2016
Author(s)
Edwards, L.; DeMeo, S.; Hornik, C. D.; Cotten, C. M.; Smith, P. B.; Pizoli, C.; Hauer, J. M.; Bidegain, M.
Pages
310-2
Volume
169

Gabapentin was used for the treatment of term and preterm infants with suspected visceral hyperalgesia caused by a variety of neurologic and gastrointestinal morbidities. Improved feeding tolerance and decreased irritability were seen, as well as decreased usage of opioids and benzodiazepines. Adverse events occurred with abrupt discontinuation of this medication.

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