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How is Neurontin processed in the body and what are the side effects?

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 more

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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, 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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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 more

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What are the side effects of neurontin?

What are the side effects of neurontin?

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

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What are the side effects of gabapentin (neurontin)?

What are the side effects of gabapentin (neurontin)?

Gabapentin: See the following. Website for a comprehensive list: www.Drugs.Com/gabapentin.Html gabapentin is used to treat some types of seizures and for postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain caused shingles). Learn about side effects, interactions and indications. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin helpful for anxiety and the cravings associated with alcoholism? What are the side effects?

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 more

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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.?

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.?

Be patient: The hunger from Neurontin typically go away as your body adjusts to the medication and do not require medical attention. I might take 3-4 weeks. BTW, it's absolutely reasonable for you to ask your psychiatrist questions if you need more information. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects switching from Neurontin to lyrica?

Not usually: If the dose is equivalent, there should be no difference in tolerability. In a few cases, edema in the lower legs may develop with Lyrica even if it didn't occur with Gabapentin. Good luck ...Read more

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Would the side effects be less if i seperate the Neurontin and mirapex by a couple hours?

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 more

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Neurontin (Definition)

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