Nationwide Recall of Gabapentin for the Treatment of Hot Flashes Resulting from Hormone Therapy (ADT)

The drug Gabapentin is occasionally prescribed to help control hot flashes resulting from hormone deprivation therapy (ADT). Today, Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. issued a voluntary nationwide recall of their Northstar Labeled Gabapentin Capsules, USP 300 mg 100 count bottle. The recall was issued on complaints about empty capsules in prescriptions received by patients. There is [...]

Using Gabapentin to Control Hot Flashes with ADT

A small phase III, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial of Gabapentin which looked at the Management of hot flashes in men on a hormone blockade (ADT) was recently completed and published in the March 2009 journal of the Ann of Oncology. One of the most common and bothersome side effects of a hormone blockade [...]

Gabapentin to Treat Hot Flashes

I suffered with significant hot flashes when I was on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). I experienced between seven to 15 flashes in a twenty-four hour period. Often the flashes were accompanied with breathing difficulties and fatigue. My quality of life was significantly negatively affected. The flashes were significant enough to require that I occasionally change [...]