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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


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I was prescribed gabapentin 300mg 3x a day and 37.5 Effexor (venlafaxine) in the morning. Can I take Nyquil and/or Benadryl at night?

I was prescribed gabapentin 300mg 3x a day and 37.5 Effexor (venlafaxine) in the morning. Can I take Nyquil and/or Benadryl at night?

Med combo: You need to be careful about being overly sedated (drowsy, unable to drive or operate heavy machinery etc)... Especially with a neurontin / Benadryl (diphenhydramine) combo... Make sure you're prescribing doc is informed about your addition of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) / NyQuil BEFORE you implement this change! ...Read more

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Will taking Gabapentin 100mg with Nyquil tonight make me overly drowsy for classes tomorrow?

Possible: Although most people would not get noticeable drowsiness from 100 mg, the tolerance varies greatly among people. Nyquil will add to the drowsiness. Believe it is best for you to wait till the weekend to try the combination. ...Read more

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Can you take gabapentin with vodka?

Can you take gabapentin with vodka?

Not recommended: Combining alcohol (vodka) with Gabapentin can give varying effects in different people. It would be best not to drink any alcohol while on gabapentin. You can discuss your doctor who knows your history before drinking any alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you take gabapentin and flexerill together?

Neurontin (gabapentin): No harmful interactions other than sedation, depending on dose of each. ...Read more

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Can I take gabapentin and amitryptaline together?

Can I take gabapentin and amitryptaline together?

Yes: Gabapentin and amitryptaline taken together can cause increased dizziness and drowsiness, but most of the time, they are fine together. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could someone take gabapentin while taking anti-depressants?

Could someone take gabapentin while taking anti-depressants?

Yes: In general, Gabapentin and anti-depressants have no significant drug interaction. However, they both can cause CNS depression. Also, you should check with your doctor before starting any new medication. ...Read more

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How long (months/years) is it safe to take gabapentin 600 mg?

How long (months/years) is it safe to take gabapentin 600 mg?

Necessary vs safe: This is not an easy (safe) drug to take for any time and it may require more and more to be effective — BUT it may be necessary. Discuss this in depth w/ your Dr and keep them closely informed of how you are doing. Always seek to evaluate as many non-drug treatments as possible. Best! ...Read more

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I take Neurontin (gabapentin) for mood disorder. Is that effective?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Depends on the dose and what other mood stabilizers have been tried. Might be bit more effective as u take with klonopin (clonazepam). Review with your doc. ...Read more

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How long does gabapentin take to work? And what side effects can happen on this medication?

How long does gabapentin take to work? And what side effects can happen on this medication?

Depends on condition: It depends on the condition being treated. For chronic pain it will be about 5 days for noticeable improvement. If seizures are being treated it could take a little longer and dosing might need to be adjusted. There are a lot of potential side effects, but most people tolerate the medication well. You'll get the best information from your pharmacist so talk to him. Feeling groggy is most common. ...Read more

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How long does Neurontin (gabapentin) take to take effect pain wise? Taking for neuropathic symptoms.

How long does Neurontin (gabapentin) take to take effect pain wise? Taking for neuropathic symptoms.

Quickly: Gabapentin (brand name neurontin) will be effective in about an hour after taking the first dose and lasts about 6-7 hours. If you have constant pain, then you will need to take it three or four times a day. The dose that patients need varies a lot, so if the medication does not help after several doses, call your physician to see about adjusting the dose. ...Read more

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I am currently in a drug court program and subject to random drug screens, would it be safe for me to take gabapentin?

I am currently in a drug court program and subject to random drug screens, would it be safe for me to take gabapentin?

Gabapentin and UAs: From my experience this is not a drug of any class that would be monitored by drug court. But, I believe it is always better to write down any medications you are taking when you given an ua. ...Read more

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Does Gabapentin 600 mg 3 times a day. Make you gain weight. I take it for headaches but it ain't working anymore. I wanna get off it.

Does Gabapentin 600 mg 3 times a day. Make you gain weight. I take it for headaches but it ain't working anymore. I wanna get off it.

Perhaps: I have seen perhaps more often, loss of appetite. However, weight gain certainly is possible. I recommend you work with your doctor to get to the root of your headaches (bruxism/TMJ?, tension?, etc) and consider natural therapies including magnesium, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, food sensitivities etc. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm on 100 mg of gabapentin once a day at night is it okay to drink while taking this if I don't take the dose that night?

What do you advise if I'm on 100 mg of gabapentin once a day at night is it okay to drink while taking this if I don't take the dose that night?

No: Gabapentin (Neurontin) is an anticonvulsant and analgesic drug. It was originally developed to treat epilepsy, and is currently also used to relieve neuropathic pain. It has been used "off-label" for many other conditions. Alcohol and gabapentin are dangerous when mixed together for a variety of reasons. ...Read more

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I was shot 11 years ago and it left me with great pain. I'm taking gabapentin tab 800mg and it is not helping my pain at all. What else can I take?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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ContinuousNeuropathy: The continuous neuropathic pain disorder is among the most difficult chronic pain syndromes to manage. Depending upon the site of damage, neuropathic pain syndromes are classified as central, peripheral or mixed. If this is the case combination of systemic and topical approaches
is recommended. Cognitive behavioral therapy is important in your case.
Neurontin 800 mg/day is a very low dose. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take two capsules of gabapentin 300mg together or should I only take one in morning+1 at night, I forgot 2 take it in morning?

Yes: Generally Gabapentin is a short-acting medication, so the morning dose won't help very much with evening symptoms. If you forgot to take it in the morning, you can take it whenever you realize you forgot to take it. Then take the next one at your next scheduled time. The only side effect at these doses is slight sedation. ...Read more

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Can I get advice? I've got a few questions: will the side-effects from the gabapentin subside with time, assuming I continue to take at current dose?

Can I get advice? I've got a few questions: will the side-effects from the gabapentin subside with time, assuming I continue to take at current dose?

Normally with in a: Few weeks. Most people notice side effects disappearing around one to three weeks, if they are going to disappear. If they do not end by a month, then they often will stay around. If you are having problems with side effects, then ask doc if Pregabalin might be a better fit for you. ...Read more

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How many days does Gabapentin take to start relieving headaches (taking 100mg a night for first 3 nights, then 100 2x/day, then 200 2x/d, up to 400 3x/d)?

Unlikely success: If you have migraine headaches, I seriously doubt that gabapentin will help either relieve or prevent headaches. However, you may be taking a calcium channel blocker, and an increased dose may help. Discuss all of this with a headache specialist. ...Read more

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I am having a fibromyalgia flare I usually take 2 Neurontin (gabapentin) at night, but pain is severe can I take another Neurontin (gabapentin) or what else can I do to help.

I am having a fibromyalgia flare I usually take 2 Neurontin (gabapentin) at night, but pain is severe can I take another Neurontin (gabapentin) or what else can I do to help.

Several actions: 30's female w. fibromyalgia has pain in bed & neurontin ineffective; uses Vicodin. Savella, (milnacipran) Cymbalta, & Lyrica approved for FM, which can be associated with Hypermobility Syndrome & pelvic ligament strain when reclined is common. Soft mattress, cannabis, yoga, & aquatherapy oft help FM patients. Opiates are discouraged. Muscle reconditioning paramount. Cannabis topical lotions useful for many. ...Read more

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Can I take airborne while taking gabapentin?

Safe to use: Yes, you can use them at the same time. ...Read more

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Can you take airborne while taking gabapentin?

Yes, separately: My main concern is the possibility that the magnesium that is an ingredient in the airborne could reduce the availability of the gabapentin. Some sources talk of twenty percent reduction, I am not sure if that would translate into anything that would be noticeable to you. You would do best to space it out and take the Gabapentin at a completely different time 2 hours or more apart. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Can you take eperisone and gabapentin together?

Yes: The two compounds should not interact with each other. However, both can be sedating. ...Read more

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Can you take Neurontin (gabapentin) and eat grapefruit?

Can you take Neurontin (gabapentin) and eat grapefruit?

Not recommended: Eating grapefruit is usually considered to be healthful. But it can interact with Neurontin (Gabapentin). The hazardous interactions can occur many hours after grapefruit is consumed, . Thus avoid grapefruit altogether while on Neurontin. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for gabapentin to start working?

A while: Since it has to be started low and titrated up slowly I would give it 6-8 weeks to see what dose is going to be effective for you. ...Read more

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Does gabapentin take a long time to take off my headhake problems?

Dr. TRUC DAO Dr. DAO
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Neurontin (gabapentin) headache: Depends on what are the other health problems that cause the headache. Again = treat the overall cause and not the symptom. Gabap is not the first line med to treat headache. If it is well-chosen, as I suppose it has been, the benefit may occur rapidly. The dose can be doubled every 3-5 days till benefit is achieved. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a dose of Neurontin (gabapentin) to work?

Depends: Adverse effects can unfortunately occur within an hour of a dose, but treatment benefit can take a couple of weeks to gauge. ...Read more

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Neurontin (Definition)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more