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How Long Does It Take For Neurontin To Work
Depends: Adverse effects can unfortunately occur within an hour of a dose, but treatment benefit can take a couple of weeks to gauge. ...Read more
Was prescribed Neurontin (gabapentin) 1200 mg a day. Does it help releive peripheral neuropathy symptoms and how long does it take to have an effect?
How long does Neurontin (gabapentin) take to take affect pain wise? Taking for neuropathic symptoms.
Quickly: Gabapentin (brand name neurontin) will be effective in about an hour after taking the first dose and lasts about 6-7 hours. If you have constant pain, then you will need to take it three or four times a day. The dose that patients need varies a lot, so if the medication does not help after several doses, call your physician to see about adjusting the dose. ...Read more
All my prob's finally diagnosed fibromyalgia. Now how long till Neurontin (gabapentin) and meloxicam work? Been on them for four days now.
Have spinal stenosis with budging lumbar discs. Have burning toes. Take Neurontin (gabapentin). It does not work after 3 weeks. Is drug right for stenosis!
Need an emg/ncv test to determine if the toes are affected by the disc issue
neurontin is usually rxed for neuropathic local pain. ...Read more
I have had scoliosis surgery back in 1991, for the past few years I suffer from severe pain in the buttocks. I go for pain mana I take Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg 3x a day and have been getting pain management and neither works
The half life. ..: Of neurontin, (gabapentin) or the time it takes for half of the drug to lose its pharmacologic activity, is 5-7 hours. So at about 6 hours, 400 mg of activity remans; after another 6 hours, 200 mg of activity remains. After 24 hours, less than 50 mg. One sixteenth of the original dose. May be still active in the body. Likely no one would experience any effects from this. Short answer: "all" gone in 24 hours. ...Read more
Blocks glutamate: The exact mechanism is not fully understood. Neurontin (gabapentin) may work by binding to certain sites on nerve cells in order to block the release of glutamate. Glutamate in turn causes nerve cells to be abnormally excited and therefore accentuate pain. Does that help? ...Read more
I was just prescribed neurontin (gabapentin). Is it more effective if I take with or without food?
Doesn't matter: Neurontin or Gabapentin is not dependent on whether you take it with or without food or even what types of food. This study (http://1.Usa. Gov/n5ysd2) actually looked at this issue and did not find any statistically significant differences. Best to take as directed by your doctor. Neurontin/gabapentin generally is best when taken in divided doses throughout the day. ...Read more
My Dr upped my Neurontin (gabapentin). I was on 300mg TID, now I'm on 300mg BID&600mg 1x day, total of 1, 200Mg QD. Can I take the new dose spaced out like 300MG QID?
Ask your doctor: My best answer is ask your doctor who prescribed you the Neurontin (gabapentin). In my experience, the typical daily dosing of this medication is three times a day. When the dosing frequency is increased, patients tend to miss their doses (compliance decreases). Talk to your doctor and discuss your thoughts. ...Read more
Neurontin (gabapentin): It is prescribed for a reason, and if it's helping, stay on it for as long as your doctor recommends. ...Read more
I started on 300mg of Neurontin (gabapentin) for RLS its only been 3 days but does nothing for me. How long before it will help and what is the max dose?
My Dr recently put me on Neurontin (gabapentin) for migraines. Along w many other meds. I am an rn, and I'm very hesitant to take this pill. Any knowledge will help?
I am having a fibromyalgia flare I usually take 2 Neurontin (gabapentin) at night, but pain is severe can I take another Neurontin (gabapentin) or what else can I do to help.
Several actions: 30's female w. fibromyalgia has pain in bed & neurontin ineffective; uses Vicodin. Savella, (milnacipran) Cymbalta, & Lyrica approved for FM, which can be associated with Hypermobility Syndrome & pelvic ligament strain when reclined is common. Soft mattress, cannabis, yoga, & aquatherapy oft help FM patients. Opiates are discouraged. Muscle reconditioning paramount. Cannabis topical lotions useful for many. ...Read more
Very unlikely: First, it is unusual for Neurontin (gabapentin) to cause drug-drug interactions of any kind. Futhermore, the maximum useful dose is below 2400 mg daily, and higher amounts will not provide any enhanced effects. So, on it's own, the drug is certainly unlikely to cause seratonin syndrome ...Read more
I'm on small dose of methadone and dr. Gave me neurontin (gabapentin) for rls can I take them together?
Methadone/Neurontin: As prescribed, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
I take 300 milligrams of neurontin (gabapentin) and 3 milligrams of klonopin each day at the same time. Or do they cancel each other out?
OK to do. Ask: Your prescribing MD about this, but these two meds are not mutually negating. ...Read more
Is it ok to take a lortab during the day for pain and the 300 mg Neurontin (gabapentin) at night before bedtime? I have been on Neurontin (gabapentin) for almost a week
Can I take a flexeril a couple of hours after taking Neurontin (gabapentin) (600 mg)? Both prescribed but at different times. Have taken Neurontin (gabapentin) for 3 months now.
Yes: Watch for sedation. Don't drive until you know how the combination will affect you. ...Read more
Yes: Sure, this is a good combinationGet a more detailed answer ›
Should be ok: Yes, this should be safe. There is no interaction, but both can make you feel sleepy. Be careful about your alertness if you need to drive. ...Read more
Possibly: They can be taken together but remember you are taking 2 meds which both cause sedation. Check first with the doctor who prescribed them. ...Read more
Get checked: This answer would be best to come from your prescribing doctor. Your doctor may want to increase the dose of one medicine rather than starting a second medicine. ...Read more
***PSYCHIATRY*** Does Neurontin (gabapentin) cause tolerance, where it loose its impact on anxiety? That's why I take it. I can't take Benzo because I got addicted
Tolerance unlikely: I would assume something else is going on. PTSD possible. Find a professional who can work through the possibilities. Relationship issues are in my experience the most common source of anxiety. Have you ever checked out Alanon? It can be helpful for anyone who has had an addiction. ...Read more
Hey doc. Can I take subutex with gabapentin? Or take the subutex a few hours after the neurontin?
Subutex gabapentin: Yes you can as long as both are written for legitimate reasons with a legitimate script. ...Read more
Is it ok to take Lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin? I use Neurontin to help me sleep at night. Won't take together just same day
Avoid both for sleep: These medications will cause sleepiness but as a side effect. They can cause or worsen already existing sleep problems, not to mention affect your alertness while you are awake. If your problem falling asleep is due to pain, you will need better control of that during the day. Insomnia can result and sleep hygiene is the best way to help you sleep and may be combined with a safer sleep medication. ...Read more
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