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how is neurontin (gabapentin) processed in the body and what are the side effects?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Pretty simple: Neurontin (gabapentin) is not metabolized. It is eliminated by the kidneys. Because the elimination of Neurontin (gabapentin) is entirely renal, patients with renal insufficiency usually need lower dosages and less frequent dosing. Side effects of Neurontin (gabapentin) are generally mild to moderate and transient. The most commonly reported dose-related side effects are: drowsiness dizziness fatigue.
Answered on Nov 8, 2017

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