A 30-year-old female asked:
What is gabapentin?
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Psychiatry 41 years experience
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Sports Medicine 17 years experience
Seizures and pain: This medication has been used for decades as a treatment for seizures, and for neuropathic (nerve) pain. It can be extremely effective for both but must be ramped up in dose and frequency to prevent the most common side-effects like sleepiness, mental fatigue, weight-gain, dizziness, and extremity swelling.
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Psychiatry 37 years experience
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Is gabapentin addicting?
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Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Good Question: Most substances to be addictive must be shown to be associated with a Dopamine release in the brain's reward centers. I'm not aware of evidence for that with Gabapentin but nonetheless it is for some a potent anti-anxiety agent, so it doesn't surprise me that addictive like patterns can emerge. If that's the case it is time to look for other ways to safely and effectively address the anxiety.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What is gabapentin 800?
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Internal Medicine 18 years experience
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Do you prescribe Gabapentin?
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Pediatrics 34 years experience
No. (wrong forum): No medical care on this public free forum. Neurontin (gabapentin) is a drug used to treat nerve pain, and is helpful in relieving symptoms. Among its side effects are dizziness and drowsiness (meaning one should be careful if considering driving or operating machinery). A few people may have changes in their moods or thoughts. One's own doctor can help decide if Gabapentin should be used.
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Last updated Feb 8, 2021
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