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I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?

I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?

Yes: See your psychiatrist for other options. Possible increase in dose could help. Also seeing a therapist could be helpful as well as sometimes depression and fibro are linked. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What Other Medicines Is Good For Chronic Migraines. I Take Gabapentin 600 MG T.I.D And It Ain't Helping. The Migraine Is In Back Of My Head.

What Other Medicines Is Good For Chronic Migraines. I Take Gabapentin 600 MG T.I.D And It Ain't Helping. The Migraine Is In Back Of My Head.

Back of head pain: Hello. If Gabapentin is the only thing you have tried, you have many more medication options such as Topamax, (topiramate) which now comes as extended release once daily called Trokendi XR. Elavil, Pamelor, Doxepin, and Tofranil are also options. These latter four are also once daily medications. Help too with sleep. You have even more option than these so talk to your provider about a switch with gaba wean. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a pregnant woman to take gabapentin to try and get over the withdrawals from heroin.?

Is it safe for a pregnant woman to take gabapentin to try and get over the withdrawals from heroin.?

No: It's nor recommended to take Gabapentin during the pregnancy. Furthermore, it's not the medication for heroin withdrawal. ...Read more

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Can I take gabapentin while pregnant?

Can I take gabapentin while pregnant?

No studies: There are no human studies of Gabapentin use during pregnancy, but animal studies have shown fetal problems. There have been delayed ossification in skull bones, vertebrae, and extremities. Hydroureter and hydronephrosis have also been reported in animal studies. These results mean Gabapentin should only be used in pregnancy when benefit clearly outweighs risk. Discuss with your doctors. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Neurontin (gabapentin)?

Can pregnant women use Neurontin (gabapentin)?

Not recommended: Neurontin (gabapentin) is category C during pregnancy. This means the risk for its use cannot be ruled out. Women taking Neurontin (gabapentin) during pregnancy are advised to enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug (NAAED) Pregnancy Registry. Call toll free 1-888-233-2334 or online: http://www. Aedpregnancyregistry. Org/ ...Read more

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I have neuropathy and I take gabapentin and zanaflex (tizanidine). I just found out I am 4-6 weeks pregnant and I can't sleep without either of these meds. Help?

I have neuropathy and I take gabapentin and zanaflex (tizanidine). I just found out I am 4-6 weeks pregnant and I can't sleep without either of these meds. Help?

See below: The first 4-8 weeks of pregnancy are most critical for development, and if the meds were to affect your baby, it would have already occurred. You certainly can have this evaluated by an ultrasound or amniocentesis, and talk to your obstetrician immediately, so you can be reassured. Chances are, you are unlikely to have a birth defect. ...Read more

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Can you continue medically necessary Neurontin (gabapentin) throughout pregnancy?

Can you continue medically necessary Neurontin (gabapentin) throughout pregnancy?

Yes - with care.: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a class c drug for use in pregnancy, indicating that rodent studies have shown increased teratogenicity that has not been replicated in humans. If your neurologist thinks it is the best drug to control your seizures, then it is ok to use the minimal effective dose for that purpose under maternal-fetal medicine supervision. ...Read more

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Has anyone been on Neurontin (gabapentin) throughout her pregnancy? Is it ok to do?

Has anyone been on Neurontin (gabapentin) throughout her pregnancy? Is it ok to do?

Yes - with care.: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a class c drug for use in pregnancy, indicating that rodent studies have shown increased teratogenicity that has not been replicated in humans. If your neurologist thinks it is the best drug to control your seizures, then it is ok to use the minimal effective dose for that purpose under maternal-fetal medicine supervision. ...Read more

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I am on gabapentin for my nerve disease is it safe for me to be taking it while I'm pregnant?

I am on gabapentin for my nerve disease is it safe for me to be taking it while I'm pregnant?

Unclear: Gabapentin is a class c drug in pregnancy meaning that in animal studies there have been reports of congenital abnormalities, but no human studies have been performed. As with many drugs in this category, if the benefits outweigh the risks continue the drug. Some women avoid taking in 1st trimester but then take in 2nd and 3rd. Talk to your neurologist about other treatment options in pregnancy. ...Read more

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On adderall, gabapentin, skelaxin, (metaxalone) & baclofen. I might be pregnant. Will taking these meds cause harm to the baby?

Risk vs benefit: Pregnant or not it is important to weigh benefit vs risk. Discuss with your doctor everything you consume including otc which are not prescribed and your diet. ...Read more

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35 yo female, history of c5-6 acdf in 2006. Similar symptoms for the past 2 months. Gabapentin and muscle relaxers don't help much, can't take nsaids (crohn's disease).?

35 yo female, history of c5-6 acdf in 2006. Similar symptoms for the past 2 months. Gabapentin and muscle relaxers don't help much, can't take nsaids (crohn's disease).?

Adjacent level: Anterior cervical decompression and fusion is a very effective surgical procedure for nec, shoulder and arm pain. If surgery helps and after a period of time similar symptoms develop an descent disc level may be the culprit. ...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 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 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?

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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Can you take gabapentin and saffron?

Most likely Okay: Evaluation of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of saffron, crocus. ..
www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/22484092‎
by b amin - ‎2012 - ‎cited by 9 - ‎related articles
mar 28, 2012 - evaluation of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of saffron, crocus sativus l., . .. Crocin; safranal; gamma-aminobutyric acid; acetone; gabapentin. ...Read more

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Can I take gabapentin with buprenorphine?

Can I take gabapentin with buprenorphine?

Yes: Both can cause sleepiness and edema, but they have been prescribed together and patients have gotten benefit. ...Read more

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Can I take gabapentin and tramadol together?

Can I take gabapentin and tramadol together?

Yes, however...: They can interact and cause excessive sedation, so check with your pcp or specialist to discuss further. ...Read more

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Can I take tramadol and gabapentin together?

Yes: Tramadol is an opioid. Gabapentin is an anti-seizure medication. You can take them together. However, they both can cause sedative effect. ...Read more

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Can I take Cymbalta (duloxetine) with gabapentin?

Interaction checker: "Using gabapentin together with DULoxetine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1147-0, 949-2273 ...Read more

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Should you take both Gabapentin and Indomethacin?

You can: The two medications are OK to take together and for many types of pain conditions, people will use this combination. It really depends on why you are taking the medications and if you tolerate the individual meds. Your profile mentions pain and herniated disk, and these meds are often used to address these particular issues. ...Read more

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Could you take gabapentin and nabumetone together?

Nabumetone: Generic for Relafen, (nabumetone) should be ok with Neurontin. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take tramadol with gabapentin?

Is it possible for me to take tramadol with gabapentin?

Yes: There are no contraindications to that combination. Best wishes. Just be careful the first couple of times you take it in case you experience increased sedation. Also, don't drive or operate machinery until you're sure you're capable of handling two sedatives in your system. ...Read more

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Can you take Neurontin (gabapentin) and adipex together?

Can you take Neurontin (gabapentin) and adipex together?

Yes: Adipex is a CNS stimulant. Neurontin (gabapentin) is an anti-seizure medication. There is no known drug interaction between adipex and neurontin (gabapentin). However, always consult your doctors before starting new medications. ...Read more

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Can I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and gabapentin together?

Cymbalta/gabapentin: I think both could be taken together-both are indicated for neuropathic pain and both are not habit forming. ...Read more

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


Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Neurontin (Definition)

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