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My son took 5 Xanax bars (10mg) and several Neurontin (Approx. 2000 -3000mg). he's 27 w/high tolerance to both drugs. Can he overdose on this?

My son took 5 Xanax bars (10mg) and several Neurontin (Approx. 2000 -3000mg). he's 27 w/high tolerance to both drugs. Can he overdose on this?

Overdosage: Needs to g to ER, this is clearly an over dose, especially the xanax, which moreover would interact inadvertently with the neurontin causing CNS depression, even if he is tolerant to either drug, good luck ...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


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What does Neurontin (gabapentin) show up in drug test?

What does Neurontin (gabapentin) show up in drug test?

Anticonvulsant: Neurontin (gabapentin) is in the class of anticonvulsants. I am not aware that it will cause a + drug screen. It does bind to the GABA receptor which is the same receptor a lot of sedatives affect.
If you are getting +tests for something have the lab ck the calibration of their equipment. ...Read more

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Please I would like to know if Neurontin (gabapentin) shows up in a drug screen?

Not unless: They run a specific test looking for it. It will not turn up at all on a common urine drug test and will not cause any false positives. ...Read more

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On Neurontin (gabapentin) b/c of post concussion after accident been reading about negative studies. How safe is this drug?

Neurontin (gabapentin): A relatively new anticonvulsant compared to carbamazapine and phenytoin, differs from most other anticonvulsants because it has minimal drug interaction potential and is not metabolized in humans. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about Neurontin (gabapentin) overdose, mixed with acetaminophen?

Can you tell me about Neurontin (gabapentin) overdose, mixed with acetaminophen?

How much: Overdose of anything is bad. The acetaminophen is of most concern as it can cause liver failure. Please go to the nearest emergency room to be evaluated ...Read more

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What test is used to test soley for neurontin (gabapentin)? I recently took a ten panel urine drug screen, can they pull out of that 10 panel screen? Please help

What test is used to test soley for neurontin (gabapentin)? I recently took a ten panel urine drug screen, can they pull out of that 10 panel screen? Please help

Doubt it: Nobody, as far as I know, is testing for neurontin (gabapentin), (gabapentin) and there are no test kits designed for neurontin (gabapentin). If you are prescribed the drug, you have a right to take it. If you aren't, it is not a controlled substance. If you are using Neurontin (gabapentin) without a prescription, you need to talk to your doctor about a prescription for it. The Klonopin and percocet, however, will likely show up. ...Read more

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Why would neurontin (gabapentin) show up in my drug screen if I'm not on it? I have never taken it and have no reason to take it. I only take methadone. Please help

False positive: It is possible to have cross reactivity on drug screening. This means that you are on one drug but it causes a positive reaction on the screening test for another drug. Gas chromatography and Mass Spectrometry can provide definitive testing in the sample. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) a good medicine for hand pain and swelling?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) a good medicine for hand pain and swelling?

Neurontin/hand pain: There are many reasons for hand pain. If there is suspected nerve problems causing the pain, Neurontin (gabapentin) may help. Swelling will not be helped and Neurontin (gabapentin) can actually cause swelling in the hands, legs and feet in some people. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if urine drug tests test for Neurontin (gabapentin) or methocarbamol?

Can you tell me if urine drug tests test for Neurontin (gabapentin) or methocarbamol?

Depends: Always tell your provider ALL medications that you're taking when providing urine drug samples. Different tests can pick up different meds/drugs so it's important to have everything listed so your results can be adequately interpreted. Provided they are prescribed for you, they should be ok to be in your urine ...Read more

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Is it possible that the drug Neurontin (gabapentin) cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

Is it possible that the drug Neurontin (gabapentin) cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

No: I have not been able to find any data that says that it can. It has no effect on Dopamine either, so it should not be expected to. Best wishes and happy holidays. ...Read more

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Is there other medicine to try for RLS besides requip, (ropinirole) neurontin, and mirapex?

Yes a few more: Classically, Clonazepam and l-dopa have been used. The newer Neupro (rotigotine) patch seems useful, and horizant, a extended release Gabapentin product may be tried. ...Read more

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I am on 50 mg tramadol and 300 mg Neurontin (gabapentin) for bilateral ulnar nerve compression. And am still in pain. Is there a better medicine? (no narcotics)

Ulnar neuropathy: Actually the dose of Gabapentin you are taking is low. We routinely start low to prevent side effects then titrate slowly to higher doses. Target doses for my patients can go into the 3000 mg per day range. If this fails then other meds lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta are worth trying. Also may be worth having an ulnar injection to reduce nerve irritation. ...Read more

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Which drug likely to cause skin eruption (3bumps on leg size of pencil eraser) uribel (taking as needed and 150mg Neurontin (gabapentin) 1x day for 9 months now?

Which drug likely to cause skin eruption (3bumps on leg size of pencil eraser) uribel (taking as needed and 150mg Neurontin (gabapentin) 1x day for 9 months now?

Uribel & Gabapentin: Gabapentin would be more of the culprit than uribel though skin reactions are still much less common in general with gabapentin. Your skin eruptions are so very localized. I would expect to gabapentin to have caused a more diffuse skin reaction. Skin biopsy will give you more clarity. I would be surprised if your biopsy shows a direct link to gabapentin since you've been on it for 9 months. ...Read more

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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!

No: 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

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) 300 mg po tid a very safe drug to take given for inflamed nerve after tooth extraction and otitis media and slite vertigo?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) 300 mg po tid a very safe drug to take given for inflamed nerve after tooth extraction and otitis media and slite vertigo?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Neurontin (gabapentin) is an excellent medication for nerve pain related to the tooth extraction. The dosage of 300 mg three times a day is high for people not used to taking neurontin and you may feel drowsy and unbalanced. It is a safe drug and allergic reactions are uncommon. Some people will develop swelling in the extremities and weight gain over a few weeks of taking the medication. ...Read more

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How safe is Neurontin (gabapentin) on the body?

How safe is Neurontin (gabapentin) on the body?

Very safe: But in some people it can have side effects. It is best to have the dose increased slowly to avoid the side effects. ...Read more

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Lowest effective dose of neurontin (gabapentin)?

Need to know: The condition being treated. If you could resubmit with that information than we would be able to answer the question. Thank you. ...Read more

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