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how long does gabapentin stay in your system

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Dr. Michael Pakdaman
11 years experience General Practice
Gabapentin/Neurontin: Gabapentin is a medication often prescribed for seizures and neuropathic pain. The half life for elimination in the ueine is 5 to 7 hours, regardless ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Gabapentin: Gabapentin is short acting. The effect is dose related. Steady state in your body will take about 72 hours at present dose. Full effect may take 7-10 ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Patience: The medication will eventually metabolize out of her system. Be sure to contact her MD immediately to inform of the side effect to get the best advice ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
30to42 hours: Gabapentin is typically eliminated from your system in 30 to 42 hours after ingesting.It has half life of 5to7 hours.ONLY1.5% of Medicine remaining af ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
????: This best answered by the doctor who prescribed it for you, Gabapentin has a very wide range of daily dosage and it has multiple indications for diffe ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thea Cross
22 years experience Neurology
Depends: Adverse effects can unfortunately occur within an hour of a dose, but treatment benefit can take a couple of weeks to gauge.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Unclear: You need to have a conversation with your prescribing physician. It is unclear why you are on gabapentin - pain, epilepsy, mood dysphoria etc.; the e ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Neurontin (gabapentin): It is prescribed for a reason, and if it's helping , stay on it for as long as your doctor recommends.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Withdrawal: Would be prudent to stick with for a month.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Necessary vs safe: This is not an easy (safe) drug to take for any time and it may require more and more to be effective - BUT it may be necessary. Discuss this in dept ... Read More
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