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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

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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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Can you tell me about Neurontin (gabapentin) overdose, mixed with acetaminophen?

Can you tell me about Neurontin (gabapentin) overdose, mixed with acetaminophen?

How much: Overdose of anything is bad. The acetaminophen is of most concern as it can cause liver failure. Please go to the nearest emergency room to be evaluated ...Read more

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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?

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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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?

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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