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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Probably not: Lupus usually damages the kidneys and hypertension always does to some extent. Not all "decreased kidney function" picked up by today's lab screenings ... Read More
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Dr. Shin Beh
Dr. Shin Beh answered
9 years experience Neurology
Maybe: Lupus itself can harm the kidneys, and so can hypertension. Methotrexate, lisinopril, and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) could also cause renal failure.
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: If you have not seen a nephrologist, you need to do so. An urinalysis should have been performed to look for active sediment and proteinuria---if the ... Read More

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Transdermal- topical: A topical application of a medication to the skin is used solely for its local effect at the site of pain generation. While transdermal medications ar ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Manek
Specializes in Rheumatology
Gabapentin and SLE: Dear Gabriele: Some of the major side effects of gabapentin include: dizziness, fatigue, nausea, blurred vision; headache; dry mouth; and loss of b ... Read More
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Not really: The gabapentin dose must be adjusted for someone very severe kidney disease, but it cannot cause a lupus flare.
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Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
20 years experience Pain Management
Gabapentin SLE Kid D: Hello. Gabapentin is used to treat pain related to lupus. It treats the nerve symptoms associated with lupus. Gabapentin dose may need to be cut back ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
40 years experience Psychiatry
Not bad: Gabapentin is not known to have particularly problematic kidney effects.
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A male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ask Prescriber: Gabapentin side effect is sedation. If not working likely need a different strength. Not usually used for insomnia. Diazepam is also not used a lot fo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Reduce from normal: There is a recommended dose reduction for Gabapentin in cases of renal insufficiency no matter what the cause. You should check with your physician o ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Yes : Recent studies suggest that 1800 mg is the most ideal dosage for most purposes naturally if a smaller dosage is working so much the better the drug is ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
13 years experience Psychiatry
Nothing: No not too high. That is generally considered the starting dose. Follow the direction of your physician.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
17 years experience Pain Management
Depends on MRI: It depends on what the findings on MRI where. Usually arthritis (or hypertrophy of the facet joints) can cause back pain that could radiate to the but ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Beer
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Back and hip. : Bulging disks in the low back can certainly cause hip pain. Discs however in the neck do not. It is very common for pain to start in the back and slow ... Read More
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