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2023 Jan 01

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol



Gabapentin, Concomitant Prescription of Opioids, and Benzodiazepines among Kidney Transplant Recipients.


Chen Y, Ahn JYB, Bae S, Joseph C, Schnitzler M, Hess GP, Lentine KL, Lonze BE, Segev DL, McAdams-DeMarco M
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2023 Jan 01; 18(1):91-98.
PMID: 36719161.


Gabapentinoids, commonly used for treating neuropathic pain, may be misused and coprescribed with opioid and benzodiazepine, increasing the risk of mortality and dependency among kidney transplant recipients.