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How Much Gabapentin Is Safe To Take
I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?
What Other Medicines Is Good For Chronic Migraines. I Take Gabapentin 600 MG T.I.D And It Ain't Helping. The Migraine Is In Back Of My Head.
Back of head pain: Hello. If Gabapentin is the only thing you have tried, you have many more medication options such as Topamax, (topiramate) which now comes as extended release once daily called Trokendi XR. Elavil, Pamelor, Doxepin, and Tofranil are also options. These latter four are also once daily medications. Help too with sleep. You have even more option than these so talk to your provider about a switch with gaba wean. ...Read more
Necessary vs safe: This is not an easy (safe) drug to take for any time and it may require more and more to be effective - BUT it may be necessary. Discuss this in depth w/ your Dr and keep them closely informed of how you are doing. Always seek to evaluate as many non-drug treatments as possible. Best! ...Read more
I am currently in a drug court program and subject to random drug screens, would it be safe for me to take gabapentin?
Is it safe for me to take two capsules of gabapentin 300mg together or should I only take one in morning+1 at night, I forgot 2 take it in morning?
Yes: Generally Gabapentin is a short-acting medication, so the morning dose won't help very much with evening symptoms. If you forgot to take it in the morning, you can take it whenever you realize you forgot to take it. Then take the next one at your next scheduled time. The only side effect at these doses is slight sedation. ...Read more
Is it safe to take cough serups while taking gabapentin twise a day or could there be interaction?
Maybe (not). . .: It's difficult to answer b/c you're from across pond in great britain so, having trained here in states & been isolated, I have no idea what is included in cough syrups sold where you live. Best to ask doc who prescribed your gabapentin. Or ask pharmacist. With that said, otc cough syrups sold in states may contain Guaifenesin +/- dextromethorphan which online. Epocrates. Com shows no issues w/gabap. ...Read more
If prescribed.: Yes, it is, as long as it has been prescribed. You may feel extra sedated with the combination so be careful waking and do not operate any dangerous machinery or drive until your doctor has given you clearance. Best wishes. ...Read more
Usually yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a drug used to treat nerve pain, and is helpful in relieving symptoms. Among its side effects are dizziness and drowsiness (meaning one should be careful if considering driving or operating machinery). A few people may have changes in their moods or thoughts. A few may have signs of drug allergy, such as a rash. One's doctor can help decide if Gabapentin should be used. ...Read more
I take 600mg gabapentin 3x a day and I have not taken a dosage yet. I am in a lot of pain and would like to know if it is safe for me to take a 5mg percocet?
Should be: When multiple medications are needed for the same reason, especially pain, it's advisable for a single doc or dr group to be managing them all. This helps ensure that potential interactions are tracked which improves safety. That being said, it's common for percocet and gabapentin to be prescribed and taken together, and the combination is generally safe but can be quite sedating. ...Read more
Probably yes: According to a report published in 2005, adverse events were not reported in the breast-fed infants. ...Read more
OK to mix: Gabapentin is metabolized via the kidney and has no substantial drug reaction with tramadol. Both could cause drowsiness and dizziness, and this could be additive. Although tramadol could rarely cause seizures, Gabapentin suppresses szs, so this essentially cancels out. So, in essence, with your doctor's very close supervision, you likely will do fine. ...Read more
How long is safe to take gabapentin for rls? I´m afraid the long term use can cause parkinson´s disease... Is it possible to happen?
Safety: Gabapentin has been around since early 1970s and used for lots of conditions into the very high doses. Typically no causative issues with degenerative problems like parkinsons. With that being said, it does have side effects. With any medications you have weigh benefit vs. Risk. For RLS doses, typically side effects are minimal. Have treated people upwards of 10 years with Gabapentin. .. ...Read more
Is it safe to take gabapentin and celexa (citalopram) together? What benefit is it for a person with GAD physical symptoms that have been medically rule out.
Neurontin/Adipex: Prescribed by same doctor, yes, with adipex only as needed. ...Read more
Is it safe to take clonazepam and gabapentin together? Was prescribed both meds but by different docs.
Yes. They are: Both safe to combine at prescribed doses but each doctor must know about all of the medications you take. If they were not told, call their office and report all meds to the nurse. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it safe to take omeprazole, and clenil inhalor, while taking gabapentin during the same day thanks?
My doc said it's safe to take 100 mg gabapentin every 2 hours for my anxiety. Was told by another doc at hospital that it's not. Who is correct?
I'm takin gabapentin 300mg for a pinched nerve n my back is it safe to also take cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride 10 mg for spasms at the same time?
Yes: Follow the prescribing DR's instructions.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been proscribed gabapentin for a back problem with a disc. I also take viagra (sildenafil) now and again is it safe to take viagra (sildenafil) whilst taking gabapentin.
Is it Safe to take day quill while on 10mg celexa (citalopram) 100mg gabapentin and 150 mg of ranitidine?
Yes, but. ..: I would recommend treating cold symptoms more conservatively. The active ingredients of DayQuil are acetaminophen (Tylenol), dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant) and phenylephrine (a decongestant). If anxiety is part of the reason you take Celexa and gabapentin, phenylephrine could make you more anxious. You would do better to use a nasal spray like Afrin to avoid the systemic effects. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my doctor prescribed Prozac (fluoxetine) and gabapentin. Are they safe to take together?
Yes, can be: Yes, Prozac (fluoxetine) and Gabapentin can be safely prescribed and taken together -- as long as your doctor is monitoring carefully for any increased sedation, etc. Please ask your own doctor about any medications or other treatment issues that concern you. I'm sure s/he'd want to know, so s/he can explain more carefully. ...Read more
Is 300mg of Neurontin (gabapentin) once a day safe to take if you have brain aneurysms and an asd?
Yes: It should be safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
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