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Gabapentinoids and Potential Respiratory Depression with Dental Drugs

The FDA continues to warn practitioners that respiratory depression may occur in patients taking the drugs gabapentin or pregabalin, especially patients who are also predisposed to respiratory depression due to their concomitant use of other respiratory depressants, such as opioid analgesics, and other drugs that depress the central nervous system, such as benzodiazepines. Patients with underlying respiratory disease (such as …