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I just started Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg & am supposed to increase to 900mg a day. How do I divide my dose?

I just started Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg & am supposed to increase to 900mg a day. How do I divide my dose?

Suggestions: Neurontin (gabapentin) or Gabapentin has a relatively short half-life and is best taken 3 times daily, about every 8 hrs. Maximum effective dose is about a total of 3600 mg daily. Slow titration done to allow fewer adverse reactions. Would suggest you first go to 300mg twice daily for 3 or 4 days and then 300 mg every 8 hrs. Do contact your doctor and get explicit directions as to how to proceed from there. ...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


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Why is Gabapentin 300mg so sedating for me?

Why is Gabapentin 300mg so sedating for me?

Gabapentin SEs: Sedation is a common side effect of gabapentin. Each person will be somewhat different in their sensitivity to this SE -- but it does occur. Some patients may adjust to the medication dose, and find sedation less problematic with time. Or perhaps taking most of the dose at bed would help. Contact your prescribing MD to arrive at the best solution for your particular case & be well! :) ...Read more

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Does Gabapentin (300mg) have any trace of gluten?

Does Gabapentin (300mg) have any trace of gluten?

YES: Trace of gluten may be found in cornstarch and other ingredients of the pill. This is clinically NOT IMPORTANT ...Read more

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Do men have erection and ejculatory problems while taking gabapentin 300mg or higher?

Do men have erection and ejculatory problems while taking gabapentin 300mg or higher?

Yes, they can.: Gabapentin is a neuromodulator that can slow the sensation of ejaculation to the point of causing delayed ejaculation or making it hard to ejaculate at all (anejaculation). Typically this problem is reversible when the medication is stopped. ...Read more

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I've been on Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg twice a day due to cervical hnp for about 4months. Planning to decrease dosage. Any suggestion?

I've been on Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg twice a day due to cervical hnp for about 4months. Planning to decrease dosage. Any suggestion?

Decrease slowly: You should decrease it slowly (maybe decrease to 150mg twice a day first) to see if discontinuing it will make your pain worse. If you pain starts to come back then you need more time with the medication. ...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 Gabapentin 300mg capsule be opened and taken with pudding? It is not extended release. Is it safe?

Gabapentin capsules: Gabapentin caps can generally be opened and mixed with jam, honey, or apple sauce without significant change in effect from swallowing the capsule whole. A single dose should be mixed and then swallowed directly, not mixed in advance. If you're considering changes to your med regimen, you should always discuss with your prescribing doc first -- so give him/her a buzz & be well :) ...Read more

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I think I accidentally doubled my dose of propranolol 20mg and Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg for anxiety. Anything I should watch for? Thanks!

I think I accidentally doubled my dose of propranolol 20mg and Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg for anxiety. Anything I should watch for? Thanks!

Low Heart rate: By doubling the dose of your Propanolol your heart rate and blood pressure may become low and you may feel dizzy and lightheaded. ...Read more

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I have pheripal nuerophathy and have recently started taking gabapentin 300mg 5 times a day. Is this a weight gaining drug? .... Thank you....Trish

I have pheripal nuerophathy and have recently started taking gabapentin 300mg 5 times a day. Is this a weight gaining drug? .... Thank you....Trish

Side fx gabapentin: Sometimes gabapentin may promote weight gain, but it is not very common. The main side effect is drowsiness.

Amitriptyline is much more often implicated in weight gain. ...Read more

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Been on gabapentin 300mg once a day for the last three weeks. Having side effects and want to stop it. Have read it can have bad withdrawal side effects, is this true? How do I taper off of it

Been on gabapentin 300mg once a day for the last three weeks. Having side effects and want to stop it. Have read it can have bad withdrawal side effects, is this true? How do I taper off of it

Talk to prescriber: You are on a very small dose and getting off should be simple. However, you are on it for some reason. Talk to doctor who prescribed it to determine how to get off and what to do instead. ...Read more

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Gabapentin 300mg, Xanax (alprazolam) 4mg, divalproex 100mg side effex?

Gabapentin 300mg, Xanax (alprazolam) 4mg, divalproex 100mg side effex?

Many: There are too many side effects to list. The most common will be sedation and/or cognitive slowing, off balance, weight gain. There can also be tremor but the main side effects are a result of sedation and cognitive side effects like memory loss. ...Read more

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My mom started gabapentin 300mg tonight and woke up an he after with uncontrollable crying, why? And how do we get it out of her system?

Patience: The medication will eventually metabolize out of her system. Be sure to contact her MD immediately to inform of the side effect to get the best advice on stopping the medication as I don't know what medical condition is being treated. Emotional side effects - including suicidal thoughts - are uncommon but can happen. Stay with her - reassure her - and encourage sleep.
http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/gabapentin.html ...Read more

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Taking gabapentin 300mg three times a day for meralgia paresthetica. Started six days ago. No relief. How long before this stuff kicks in?

Are we there yet?: You're pretty close to when you should be feeling something with that particular dose. I tend to titrate people rather slowly (1 pill escalate weekly) so it depends how your doctor told you to ramp this medication up but if you've been going 3x/day right from the get go then, maybe a few more days to a week at best. If you're no better then, either the dose is too low or medication inadequate. ...Read more

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Psychiatrist suggested adding Gabapentin 300mg as adjunct to Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg for my anxiety. Wanted a second opinion on efficacy of this drug combo.?

Psychiatrist suggested adding Gabapentin 300mg as adjunct to Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg for my anxiety. Wanted a second opinion on efficacy of this drug combo.?

Don't expect: A second opinion in this manner: for that you need to make a full appointment with another doctor. It can be said that gabapentin is sometimes efficacious for anxiety and works ok with Lexapro (escitalopram). But is it a good choice for you? You need a fuller evaluation. ...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 your prescribing doc is informed about your addition of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) / NyQuil BEFORE you implement this change! ...Read more

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I was addicted2Valium&Klonapin. I finally told my PCP&he wrote Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg TID&Vistaril 50mgQID. I'm just wantin a 2nd opinion, Was it a good idea?

Benzo: Benzodiazepines are some of the most difficult drugs to detox. Usually under the careful monitoring of an addiction qualified person Be careful ...Read more

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Hello. I'm currently prescribed Gabapentin 300mg, 1xday for diabetic neuropathy and fibro pain. Will this show up on a 10 panel drug test? Thank you.

Hello. I'm currently prescribed Gabapentin 300mg, 1xday for diabetic neuropathy and fibro pain. Will this show up on a 10 panel drug test? Thank you.

NO: Gabapentin does not show up on a ten panel drug test. This Urine Drug Test (10‐Panel) checks for the presence of 10 drug metabolites including:
1. Amphetamines
2. Methamphetamines
3. Barbiturates
4. Benzodiazepines
5. Marijuana
6. Cocaine
7. Opiates
8. Phencyclidine
9. Methadone
10. Propoxyphene ...Read more

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Is gabapentin 300mg normally prescribed for prurigo nodularis? Is it ok to combine with topiramate used for depression/anxiety disorder?

Is gabapentin 300mg normally prescribed for prurigo nodularis? Is it ok to combine with topiramate used for depression/anxiety disorder?

No: Neurontin (gabapentin) is good for neuritic pain. However, it has also been used for seizures. Topamax (topiramate) is primarily for seizures but is being used for migraine and by some psychiatrists for mood. This makes things complicated. Too many of these meds may cause complications. Both can cause sleepiness and feeling dopey and can cause nausea and depression. ...Read more

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Gabapentin (300mg. 3x day) for nuropathic pain works great but is it OK to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for the constipation it causes?

Gabapentin (300mg. 3x day) for nuropathic pain works great but is it OK to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for the constipation it causes?

Ok: No interactions exist. I hope this helps. I hope this helps. If you say this answer is not enough and want more answer then make a virtual appointment at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I have been experiencing hair loss from gabapentin (300mg) I am taking it for chronic migraines and also to assist with sleep any other options?

I have been experiencing hair loss from gabapentin (300mg) I am taking it for chronic migraines and also to assist with sleep any other options?

Alopecia: Alopecia or hair loss is usully not a a sise efecto of gabapentin, but severe stress could weaken your immunity and that could propiciate the hair loss. Go to your doctor and maybe he add another axiolytic to your treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Since starting Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg twice daily 3 days ago, I've had these weird vivid dreams and teeth clenching. Are these normal side effects?

It is normal: Nerontin differs from most other anticonvulsants because it has minimal drug interaction potential and is not metabolized in humans. These side effects may go away after a period of time, as your body adjusts. If concerned ask your doctor for more information. Take care. ...Read more

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I have had scoliosis surgery back in 1991, for the past few years I suffer from severe pain in the buttocks. I go for pain mana I take Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg 3x a day and have been getting pain management and neither works

I have had scoliosis surgery back in 1991, for the past few years I suffer from severe pain in the buttocks. I go for pain mana I take Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg 3x a day and have been getting pain management and neither works

Sub-subspecialist: You need another evaluation and should someone who sees a lot of pts that have or have been tx'd for scoliosis. Please be as extensive as possible and try to find pts that this doctor may have treated as even docs from great training programs turn out to be awful. ...Read more

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Had vaginal pain and some blood in urine. Dr said it was my nerves down there gave me gabapentin 300mg worked few days not anymore. Severe pain go in?

Vaginal pain: Vaginal pain should always be evaluated by your doctor. Gabapentin may help with symptoms but the persistent discomfort is concerning. I would seek additional evaluation. ...Read more

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Will the sleepiness from Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg TID go away? I'm taking it 4 Bipolar ll &Anxiety. It works great just makes me so sleepy. Will my body adjust

Maybe: Often times your body does adjust to the sedation caused by Neurontin (gabapentin). However you and your physician may want to consider slightly decreasing the dosage – this may lead to a significant decrease in the sedation ...Read more

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Neurontin (Definition)

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