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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Neurontin (gabapentin): Average adult daily dose 900-1, 800 mg. , depending on what it's used for.
Answered on Aug 8, 2014
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Dr. Robert Olsen
51 years experience Psychiatry
1200 mg 3-4x/day: Gabapentin is a peculiar medication. The absorption is not linear with the dosage. With each increase, you absorb less of the increase. 600 mg 8x/day is more than 1200 mg 4x/day i your body! this effect plateaus around 1200 mg per dose. However, that said, dosage limits are often reached symptomatically; ie, lethargy, sedation, tremor, trouble walking. Balance/coordination problems.
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
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