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is gaapentin safe to take having a severe allergy to shellfish and peanuts?

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Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Gabapentin: Yes there shouldn't be any interactions whatsoever. Good luck
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Yes it is ok to take if you have shellfish or peanut allergy. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R

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