Prescribing gabapentin with opioids may increase risk for OUD, overdose
Healio had Caron's Dr. Scioli give his professional expertise in their article which reacts to a recent study by Epic Research, which analyzes health trends based on electronic records. The study found that the greatest risk of developing opioid use disorder or experiencing an opioid overdose is among patients who had prescriptions of gabapentin both before and after their opioid prescription.
To understand more about the risks and correlations found between gabapentin and opioids, read Prescribing gabapentin with opioids may increase risk for OUD, overdose.
By Caron Medical Staff