A 32-year-old female asked:
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how long do i take gabapentin to treat alcohol withdraws?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Withdrawal: Would be prudent to stick with for a month.
Answered on Apr 4, 2019
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Dr. Charles Turck
16 years experience Pharmacology
4 days: For alcohol withdrawal, gabapentin is typically administered in a supervised setting over the span of four to five days. Exact dosing depends on severity. An example might look like: Day 1: 300mg every 6h; Day 2: 300 mg every 8h; Day 3: 300 mg every 12h; Day 4: 300mg once. Note: this is not a specific recommendation for you; it is just an example regimen a healthcare professional might prescribe.
Answered on Apr 19, 2019

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