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A 76-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to take soma and neurontin (gabapentin) together for neuropathy pain?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Generally OK.: Your doc should be aware of this.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
Soma / neurontin (gabapentin): It should be safe to take these two medicines together. It may depend on the dose and any other medications you might use. Some people may feel these cause them to become sleepy, be careful if you take them before driving.
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Should be okay : Both medications can be sedating, so be careful about driving and balance problems, but they are often taken together.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Not big problem: But do NOT understand the role of Soma here as this is a muscle relaxant with some addictive qualities, and has no effect upon "nerve pain". Neurontin (gabapentin) is useful and has few drug-drug interactions. These issues can get complex. Consider a Concierge visit to clarify further.

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