A 44-year-old member asked:
is it dangerous to mix neurontin (gabapentin) with methadone?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 33 years experience
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 good thing-yes?).
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Can taking Neurontin (gabapentin) with methadone cause a patient to have a false positive uds?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
See below: Neurontin (gabapentin) - no. But Methadone is a type of opiate (narcotic). Most current drug tests should not register an opiate if you just take Methadone but some may give a positive reading. However, the lab or office that is doing the test should know your current medications to rule those out. And, generally, if positive, a second test (gas chromatograph or gc) will be done to find the exact drug/med.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Does Neurontin (gabapentin) increase the effects of methadone?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 19 years experience
Pain meds: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a neuropathic membrane stabilizing medicine that works on neuropathic or nerve pain. It has a different mechanism of action from methadone, which is a narcotic. Many people consider Methadone one of or the most dangerous narcotic because it is linked to abnormal heart rhythms and sudden death. It has a black box warning from the fda stating this. Whatever you can do try to reduce it.
4878 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Im on small dose of methadone and dr. Gave me neurontin (gabapentin) for rls can i take them together ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Methadone/Neurontin: As prescribed, yes.
2879 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 28, 2016
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