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how long does it take for neurontin to work

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thea Cross
22 years experience in Neurology
Depends: Adverse effects can unfortunately occur within an hour of a dose, but treatment benefit can take a couple of weeks to gauge.

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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerold Kreisman
47 years experience in Psychiatry
Helps relieve sympto: This is average dose. Neurontin (gabapentin) helps peripheral neuropathy. If partially helpful, and without side effects, consider increasing dose. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Nelson
22 years experience in Neurology
Quickly: Gabapentin (brand name neurontin) will be effective in about an hour after taking the first dose and lasts about 6-7 hours. If you have constant pain ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience in Internal Medicine
Several weeks: Neurontin (gabapentin) dosage needs to be titrated upwards to tolerance over several weeks. Meloxicam should provide some relief sooner. Good luck. Th ... Read More
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Dr. Carl Spivak
27 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Buttock : Buttock pain is often caused by sacroiliitis. This is common after lumbar fusion. Sacroilitis can be treated by steroid joint injections, burning th ... Read More
A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Give it time: If you have burning pain in the toes Gabapentin (neurontin) is a good medication to try. The dose might need to be increased. Talk with you doctor a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
The half life ...: of neurontin, (gabapentin) or the time it takes for half of the drug to lose its pharmacologic activity, is 5-7 hours. So at about 6 hours, 400 mg of ... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Not recommended: Eating grapefruit is usually considered to be healthful. but it can interact with Neurontin (Gabapentin). The hazardous interactions can occur many ho ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Blocks glutamate: The exact mechanism is not fully understood. Neurontin (gabapentin) may work by binding to certain sites on nerve cells in order to block the release ... Read More

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