Top
30
Doctor insights on: How Much Gabapentin Is Safe To Take

Share
1

1
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

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


2

2
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.

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

3

3
How long (months/years) is it safe to take gabapentin 600 mg?

How long (months/years) is it safe to take gabapentin 600 mg?

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

4

4
I am currently in a drug court program and subject to random drug screens, would it be safe for me to take gabapentin?

I am currently in a drug court program and subject to random drug screens, would it be safe for me to take gabapentin?

Gabapentin and UAs: From my experience this is not a drug of any class that would be monitored by drug court. But, I believe it is always better to write down any medications you are taking when you given a ua. ...Read more

5

5
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?

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

6

6
Is Spironolactone and Neurontin (gabapentin) safe to take together?

Is Spironolactone and Neurontin (gabapentin) safe to take together?

Safe: No significant drug interactions between spironlactone and Neurontin (gabapentin). That said, keep all follow-up doctor appointments and let prescribing doc know promptly if you have questions or distress while on these meds. ...Read more

9

9
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

11

11
Is it safe to take 440 mg of nsaid with gabapentin?

Is it safe to take 440 mg of nsaid with gabapentin?

Yes: They have different mechanisms. Your Naproxen dose is a bit steep, don't take it for a long time. ...Read more

13

13
Is it safe to take slow release and fast acting morphine with gabapentin.

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

14

14
Is it safe to take gabapentin to relieve pain caused by a sciatic nerve problem?

Is it safe to take gabapentin to relieve pain caused by a sciatic nerve problem?

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

15

15
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

16

16
Is it safe to take Gabapentin while nursing my 18 month old?

Is it safe to take Gabapentin while nursing my 18 month old?

Probably yes: According to a report published in 2005, adverse events were not reported in the breast-fed infants. ...Read more

17

17
Is it safe for me to take gabapentin and tramadol together for pain relief?

Is it safe for me to take gabapentin and tramadol together for pain relief?

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

18

18
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

20

20
Is it safe to take adipex lortab and gabapentin together?

Neurontin/Adipex: Prescribed by same doctor, yes, with adipex only as needed. ...Read more

21

21
Is it safe to take gabapentin for post operative nerve damage?

Is it safe to take gabapentin for post operative nerve damage?

Yes: Works by an unknown mechanism, but if pain persists for months, revisit the surgeon. May benefit from local numbing medication injections, or rarely to reoperate and cut the offending nerve. ...Read more

22

22
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

24

24
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?

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?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Can be taken every 8 hours. It's not a great medication for anxiety. Be careful with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as it can cause involuntary movements, fever and psychosis. ...Read more

27

27
Is it safe to take zoloft, (sertraline) gabapentin, and valacyclovir together?

Is it safe to take zoloft, (sertraline) gabapentin, and valacyclovir together?

If prescribed: If your doctor has prescribed these and given instructions for how to use them, yes. Please do not drink alcohol with them, though. There may be more sedation and dizziness, etc. If you do. ...Read more

28

28
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

29

29
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

Dr. Joseph Weiner
665 Doctors shared insights

Neurontin (Definition)

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