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Gabapentin And Nausea
I just started taking gabapentin. I took my first pill last night (300mg)woke up this morning 3:30am and had hallucinations & all day nausea. Solution?
I've been on gabapentin at an increasing dosage for 2yrs. At 3200mg/day for nerve pain. Stopped cold turkey. Would this cause nausea? Other affects?
Had to split a gabapentin til pharm opens. Took half powder from broke open capsule. Stomach burning, nausea, diarehha all day. Could this be why?
No: The capsules dissolve in the stomach to release their medication. The medication from an opened capsule arrives in the stomach without its capsule. There is no difference. The only exception would be time release capsules which are composed of small microspheres designed to dissolve over different lengths of time. In taking only part of the contents you may not get immediate results. ...Read more
Extreme nausea can't throw up, if I do throw up only mucus comes out I take ymbalta, gabapentin, singulair (montelukast)
See a doctor: There are so many possibilities. Please see a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Can I take phenergan (promethazine) if on wellbutrin, topamax, trileptal, klonopin, neurontin? No seizure history im aware of, don't drink or do drugs. Get migraines&nausea.
Been titrating my Lamictal dose up gradually, finally reached 100mg last wk, also take 1500mg Gabapentin, 450mg Wellbutrin XL, and 100mg Topamax. Since increasing Lamictal, have had increasing stomach issues nausea, diarrhea, cramping. Normal??
Not normal!!!: Consult your doctor about these and about what 4 meds are treating - if not clear get a consultation ...Read more
Good Question: Most substances to be addictive must be shown to be associated with a Dopamine release in the brain's reward centers. I'm not aware of evidence for that with Gabapentin but nonetheless it is for some a potent anti-anxiety agent, so it doesn't surprise me that addictive like patterns can emerge. If that's the case it is time to look for other ways to safely and effectively address the anxiety. ...Read more
Gabapentin: Gabapentin is used to treat partial seizures, pain related to post herpetic neuralgia as well as neuropathic pain. While it does modulate the activity of the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, gaba, it's mechanism of action is significantly different from that of a benzodiazepine or barbiturate. As a result does not result in physiologic dependence. ...Read more
Relaxant & analgesic: Gabapentin (marketed as neurontin) is a drug used for the treatment of epilepsy (anticonvulsant), chronic nerve-related pain (analgesic), and conditions like fibromyalgia. Its side effects include dizziness, fatigue, weight gain, drowsiness, & swelling of extremities. A structurally related compound is gaba, a supplement that has a calming, relaxing, & anti-anxiety effect on the body. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
If tested for: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a non-controlled/non-scheduled/non-addictive medication that is not metabolized by the liver at all and excreted unchanged by the kidneys/renal system. If there is a reason to measure the level, Gabapentin can be measured in the urine. Because it is not controlled there would be no basis for it to be part of a standard urine drug screen. ...Read more
Caution with mixing: Gabapentin and Adderall have essentially opposing effects, so it may not make sense to take the two of them together. It is always important to use caution when mixing medications. I would suggest you confirm with your prescribing doctor how he/she means for you to take the medications. ...Read more
No: I prescribe Gabapentin frequently and have never been concerned with whether or not my patients are allergic to sulfa when I prescribe it. Most patients tolerate Gabapentin very well. I've never had a patient who developed an allergy to it, though some people might not like it for one reason or another. ...Read more
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
Yes: It's an especially useful pain medication because unlike opiate pain medications, one does not develop physical dependence on gabapentin. This means it can be taken for long periods without developing tolerance and needing higher doses. It is safe with reversible side effects. And it is especially effective with neuropathic pain. ...Read more
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
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
Gabapentin & celexa (citalopram): Gabapentin is often prescribed safely and effectively for anxiety and may be prescribed in combination with celexa, (citalopram) an SSRI. The best way to know if your medication regimen will be safe and effective for you is to discuss with your prescribing doc. Make sure to ask any questions you have about newly prescribed meds & feel better soon :) ...Read more