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How Is Neurontin Processed In The Body And What Are The Side Effects
Min: Gabapentin is extremely safe. It is not metabolized by the lover and is excreted unchanged by the kidney. It is also actively absorbed in the small intestine so if you drank a gallon of it, most would not even be absorbed, just pooped out. No liver/kidney/heart/stomach toxicity. Doesnt interact with other meds. Se are mainly sedation unless titrated slowly, weight gain, and swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just started lyrica 75mg weaning off Neurontin 300mg 4 tabs a day what can I expect if any for side effects in the weaning process?
Slow taper: Taper the neurontin slowly, under the guidance of your neurologist. The slower your taper, the less likely you are to experience side effects, which can include tremor, irritability, agitation, anxiety, tachycardia, diaphoresis, confusion, disorientation, catatonia, and status epilepticus. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/722526_1 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For most people,: None or transient side effects. These could include clumsiness, changes in bowel habits, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, fatigue and even some weight gain. There are more serious potential side effects, including allergic reactions. But the take home message is to talk with your doctor about what is happening with you. After all, that's the only important thing! ...Read more
Is Neurontin helpful for anxiety and the cravings associated with alcoholism? What are the side effects?
Yes: Neurontin helps reduce cravings and anxiety. It has quite a few side effects, primarily drowsiness, headache, nausea. But if you are early in your abstinence and recovery you are not going to feel well no matter what you do. So if the side effects are not too bothersome I would continue the medication for its benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was just put on Neurontin four days ago. I'm taking 300mg TID. Will the hunger side effects go away after a month or so.?
Sedation most common: Sedation is the major side effect. There is a small risk of cognitive issues. ...Read more
Maybe (not) . . .: Only one way to find out! if you're not convinced, try it for a few days more. Be sure to stay in close contact w/your prescribing doctor & dispensing pharmacist. And always tell them everything you're taking so they can look for drug-drug interactions & warn you beforehand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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