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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Irwin
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Anticonvulsant : Neurontin ( gabapentin) is in the class of anticonvulsants. I am not aware that it will cause a + drug screen. It does bind to the GABA receptor w ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Pretty simple: Neurontin (gabapentin) is not metabolized. It is eliminated by the kidneys. Because the elimination of Neurontin (gabapentin) is entirely renal, pat ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Not 1000 mg: In this country, gabapentin (Neurontin) is supplied as 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg and as a liquid suspension only. See this page: http:// ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience in Podiatry
Nerves: It is an anti seizure medication commonly used for neuropathy.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Neurontin (gabapentin) first: Both are used for neuropathy as well as other things. Lyrica (pregabalin) has a withdrawal syndrome associated with trying to stop it. Neurontin wo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience in Psychiatry
Should not: It should not be a problem, my understanding is that you took 1800 instead of 2400 (that your dr indicated). Meaning you just missed a 600 mg dose; no ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aron Rovner
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) can be helpful for a pinched nerve. You might need an MRI or emg.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Doesn't matter: Neurontin or Gabapentin is not dependent on whether you take it with or without food or even what types of food. This study (http://1.Usa.Gov/n5ysd2) ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Lyrica (pregabalin) and neurontin: Yes. These two are used same day by many practitioners. Be aware of sedation. And be aware of any changes in how you feel and report to your doc.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Neurontin (gabapentin): For neuropathic pain, yes.
A member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Symptomatic only: Neurontin (gabapentin) does not cure any neuropathy, but does sudue some of the symptoms. It will help pain, tingling, burning, but does not improve ... Read More
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A member asked:
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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Neurontin (gabapentin): Additive effect of the 2 medications. Need to review with your prescribing doctor possible dose adjustments.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Sedation: The two in combination may increase somnolence/sedation and as such a decrease in the dose of Methadone may be required (which would generally be a go ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Uncontrollable muscle movements can occur either as dyskinetic movements or as choreoathetosis. Symptoms such as these include abnormal muscle movemen ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
For most people,: None or transient side effects. These could include clumsiness, changes in bowel habits, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, fatigue and even so ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Yes: It is reasonable until the neuroton reaches a therapeutic level.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in 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 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 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Bipolar: Absolutely. You need, along with medications, counseling, both individual & group counseling.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Seizures: Neurontin (gabapentin) or Gabapentin is used to treat seizures. Individuals who would be taking the medication for seizure who abruptly stopped the me ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Agree: Your multiple meds make the job of the anesthesiologist harder, but these dr's thrive on challenge.Very important to let them know what they are deali ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes. The potential exists. Caution is advised. Check with the prescribing physician.
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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
52 years experience in Rheumatology
Neurontin (gabapentin) (gabapenti: I think diet is better than vitamins or supplements.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
RESPIRATORY ARREST: Or coma.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Not equivalent: The two substances are not equivalent; one would not replace the other. If having difficulty with Neurontin (gabapentin) or pain, please work with yo ... Read More
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