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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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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


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Taking Gabapentin 300gm and having problem with moods, staying awake, balance. When will these get better? I am starting my second week.

Taking Gabapentin 300gm and having problem with moods, staying awake, balance. When will these get better? I am starting my second week.

Cut back to 100 mg: Slowly titrated. Start at 100 mg at bedtime. Go up to 200 mg after a week. Wait another 7-10 days to go up to 300 mg at bedtime then after a week try to add 100 mg in the morning ...Read more

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Can gabapentin used as mood stabilizer if it used with SSRI? And what the possible side effects?

Can gabapentin used as mood stabilizer if it used with SSRI? And what the possible side effects?

Proceed with caution: Gabapentin & SSRI's have significant side effects. Too long to list here. Not knowing your medical history I would strongly talk this over with your physician ...Read more

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Can I take st johns wort for low mood while taking gabapentin for neuralgia (atypical facial - one side of face)?

Can I take st johns wort for low mood while taking gabapentin for neuralgia (atypical facial - one side of face)?

You could: There are no known interactions between st. John's wort and gabapentin, so taking these in combination should not cause a problem. However, it may be helpful to work with a professional regarding your "low mood." st. John's wort can assist with mild-moderate depression, but if more extensive than this may not be effective. Also understanding what's happening before medicating it, seems wise. ...Read more

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So I'm looking to get on a mood stabilizer, I was on depokote in the past. My current doctor doesn't want me on it. He is suggesting Gabapentin and Inderal (propranolol). What do you guys think? Depokote has worked great for me in the past.

So I'm looking to get on a mood stabilizer, I was on depokote in the past. My current doctor doesn't want me on it. He is suggesting Gabapentin and Inderal (propranolol). What do you guys think? Depokote has worked great for me in the past.

Depokote OK but: Depokote can be Ok but there may be a medical reason why your physician does not want to use. There could be toxicity reasons or your evaluation medically may suggest reasons why the gabapentin and inderal (propranolol) may be a great idea. You need to discuss these with your physician ...Read more

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My husband takes pravachol (pravastatin) his muscles hurt he also takes gabapentin for neuropathy not a diabetic he gets mood seings?

My husband takes pravachol (pravastatin) his muscles hurt he also takes gabapentin for neuropathy not a diabetic he gets mood seings?

No interaction: There is no interaction between the two drugs. Pravachol (pravastatin) is a "statin" drug. Muscle pain is an adverse effect to be worried about with these drugs. I would call his prescribing doctor asap. The mood swings may be from his muscle pain. ...Read more

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Bipolar II and anxiety disorders. Take klonopin for the anxiety, Neurontin (gabapentin) for mood stability. Recommendation for antidepressants for the depression?

Bipolar II and anxiety disorders. Take klonopin for the anxiety, Neurontin (gabapentin) for mood stability. Recommendation for antidepressants for the depression?

Your doctor: Is the best person to answer this question. The answer requires detailed knowledge of your situation, no two are alike, and your struggles with depression. The medications you are taking may, over time, work on your depression as well as your other symptoms. Ask at your next visit or schedule one. If at any time you feel you may harm yourself, have any thoughts of suicide, go right to ER ...Read more

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What does gabapentin do?

What does gabapentin do?

Many uses: Gabapentin aka Neurontin (gabapentin) is considered an anti epileptic, but is rarely used for epilepsy except as an adjunct to other medications. It is more commonly used for neuropathic pain or as a muscle relaxant. It's exact mechanism of action is unknown except that it blocks voltage-dependent calcium channels and modulates excitatory neurotransmitter release ...Read more

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Maximum dose of gabapentin a day?

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Neurontin (gabapentin): Average is 1, 800mg. Per day. Less if elderly or child or kidney impairment. ...Read more

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Can you please explain what gabapentin is used for?

Can you please explain what gabapentin is used for?

Variety of uses: Gabapentin has been used for epileptic seizures, trigeminal neuralgia, post-herpetic neuralgia, peripheral nerve pain, fibromyalgia, and even bipolar disorder. It is an older medicine with dosing limitations at a max of about 2400 mg. It has been largely supplanted by the newer drug lyrica (pregabalin). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gabapentin?

What is the definition or description of: gabapentin?

Gabapentin: 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 of brain through gaba. ...Read more

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Is Gralise tolerated by people better than Gabapentin?

Not necessarily: I'm sure you're aware that Gralise is A brand name for the generic gabapentin. There are many other BRAND NAME drugs which are nothing but gabapentin. So really, the whole argument of which is better, Brand or Generic is moot since some people react better to one than other and all the bad rap that generics get really just comes down to individual body reactivity to each preparation. ...Read more

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Max daily dose gabapentin?

1200 mg 3-4x/day: Gabapentin is a peculiar medication. The absorption is not linear with the dosage. With each increase, you absorb less of the increase. 600 mg 8x/day is more than 1200 mg 4x/day I your body! This effect plateaus around 1200 mg per dose. However, that said, dosage limits are often reached symptomatically; ie, lethargy, sedation, tremor, trouble walking. Balance/coordination problems. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin good for anxiety?

Is gabapentin good for anxiety?

A bit: It is a mood stabilizer, but not a great one. I like it for pain and anxiety, but would rarely prescribe for just andiety. ...Read more

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Do citalapram and gabapentin mix?

Yes: They are commonly taken together under a physician's supervision. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin good for fibromyalgia?

Is gabapentin good for fibromyalgia?

Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is fda approved for fms. Gabapentin is essentially the same molecule, just older, off patent, and cheaper. No one wants tomspend millions of dollars on Gabapentin research to add the fms indication. ...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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Is Gabapentin ever prescribed for MS?

Neurologic pain: It can be used to help treat pain associated with multiple sclerosis. It will open require increasing doses though before the full benefit is noticed. ...Read more

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Could gabapentin help with hot flashes?

Don't know: Let me know if it works. I recommend that you slowly titrate the dose. Gralise is a long acting form of Gabapentin that can be given once a day. Neurontin (gabapentin) is usually given three times a day. ...Read more

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Can gabapentin be taken with doxycillin?

Can gabapentin be taken with doxycillin?

Drug Interaction Chk: While both doxycyline and Gabapentin both do have their share of drug interactions with other drugs, if you are not taking other medications, you should not experience any interaction between Gabapentin and Doxycycline together. Caution is recommended before adding any additional medications. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of gabapentin?

What are the side effects of gabapentin?

Incomplete List:: Serious: increased seizures; fever, body aches, flu sxs; rash, bruising, severe tingling, numb; stomach pain, lose appetite, dark urine, jaundice; chest pain, irreg heart rhythm, sob; confusion, nausea/vomiting, swelling, rapid wt gain, less urination, rapid eye movement. Less serious: dizzy, drowsy, weak, tired; nausea, diarrhea, constipation; blur vision; headache; breast swell; dry mouth. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use flexiril with gabapentin?

Is it okay to use flexiril with gabapentin?

Neurontin (gabapentin) flexeril: Yes, the combination is safe as prescribed by your physician. There is an additive effect to the sedation however and you may find yourself feeling sleepy or uncoordinated at times. If this happens or if you feel wobbly on your feet please call your physician and let him know. ...Read more

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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) contain sulfer?

Does Neurontin (gabapentin) contain sulfer?

No: There is no sulphur, sulfer, or sulfa in neurontin. See other similar answers here:
https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/192927-does-neurontin-gabapentin-contain-sulfa. ...Read more

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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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Could gabapentin increase my concentration?

Good for seizures!: Gabapentin is a drug usually recommended for seizures. It is also used for certain anxieties, and is used for neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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Mixing alcohol and gabapentin, is that okay?

Mixing alcohol and gabapentin, is that okay?

No, it is not: Both are central nervous system depressants. They can both suppress the breathing centers in your brain. You could get super drunk, uncoordinated, black out, pass out, or stop breathing with the combo. Increased risk of falls, accidents, drunkenness, and embarrassing or shameful social behaviors you may or may not recall. ...Read more

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Does gabapentin help with Suboxone withdraw?

Does gabapentin help with Suboxone withdraw?

It can: There are several studies that do show efficacy of Gabapentin in helping ease the effects of opiate and Suboxone withdrawal.However, my personal concern is that you can become dependent upon the Gabapentin if taken for a long period of time and you will deal with side effect with trying to come off that as well. Definitely do this under supervision of a doc, and keep open dialogue between each other ...Read more

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Can Neurontin (gabapentin) make anxiety worse?

Yes: It can cause depression and can cause dizziness, weakness, blurred vision and
make anxiety worse. ...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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Will gabapentin show up on a drug test a benzo?

Will gabapentin show up on a drug test a benzo?

NO: Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant, and is not a benzodiazepine. It is not known to cause false positives on drug tests for benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) a stronger form of IBU?

IBU?: IBU? The International Beer Unit? Unless you're just not writing out the whole word for ibuprofen? Neurontin (gabapentin) is unrelated to ibuprofen by any means. It's a medication originally approved & designed to treat epilepsy but often used in pain management. Ibuprofen is an NSAID. To treat pain too. They're used in different pain types. Can't compare either strengths or potencies for that reason. ...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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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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Can gabapentin be used to treat a morton's neuroma?

Can gabapentin be used to treat a morton's neuroma?

Neuroma: The symptoms of a neuroma are similar to neuropathy, and Gabapentin is used off-label for neuropathic pain the foot. Although it can be used, it doesn't address the cause of the neuroma (biomechanics, foot structure, etc). ...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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Neurontin (Definition)

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