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Dr. Eric Levin
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Neurontin (Overview)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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What is Neurontin (gabapentin) used for?

What is Neurontin (gabapentin) used for?

Gabapentin : Gabapentin is used to treat partial seizures, pain related to post herpetic neuralgia as well as neuropathic pain. While it does modulate the activity of the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, gaba, it's mechanism of action is significantly different from that of a benzodiazepine or barbiturate. As a result does not result in physiologic dependence. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Levin
641 doctors shared insights

Neurontin (Overview)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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I'm suppose to increase my Neurontin (gabapentin) from 600mg a day to 2400mg a day i misunderstood the plan to increase and took 1800mg today will I have problems?

Well....: First, increasing from 600 a day to 2400 a day in one single day would be a fairly quick jump. Using 1800 a day as an intermediate point would probably be fine. Neurontin (gabapentin) is actually an incredibly safe medicine and, other than typical side effects, you week be hard pressed to do yourself much permanent damage with it. ...Read more

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Possible pinched nerve after smashed finger...Pain down my arm so the doctor prescribe me neurotin is that right?

Possible pinched nerve after smashed finger...Pain down my arm so the doctor prescribe me neurotin is that right?

Yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) can certainly help with nerve pain. Other alternatives include methylcobalamin (vit b12), n acetyl cysteine and acetyl l carnitine. An evaluation by a hand surgeon would be best to determine if any other issues are causing your discomfort. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed neurontin (gabapentin). Is it more effective if I take with or without food?

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

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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

Lyrica (pregabalin) and neurontin: Yes. These two are used same day by many practitioners. Be aware of sedation. And be aware of any changes in how you feel and report to your doc. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) effective for pain control?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) effective for pain control?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Neurontin (gabapentin) or Gabapentin is anti-seizure medication. It is effective for nerve pain or neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) work neuropathy or placebo. Effect ?

Does Neurontin (gabapentin) work neuropathy or placebo. Effect ?

Symptomatic only: Neurontin (gabapentin) does not cure any neuropathy, but does sudue some of the symptoms. It will help pain, tingling, burning, but does not improve strength or change reflexes. It is not a placebo, but is not a cure all either. ...Read more

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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

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

Sub-subspecialist: You need another evaluation and should someone who sees a lot of pts that have or have been tx'd for scoliosis. Please be as extensive as possible and try to find pts that this doctor may have treated as even docs from great training programs turn out to be awful. ...Read more

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I took 1mg. Of mirapex (pramipexole) with 300mg of Neurontin for restless legs it kicked my ass it was just like being drunk, seperately no relief any suggestions?

I took 1mg. Of mirapex (pramipexole) with 300mg of Neurontin for restless legs it kicked my ass it was just like being drunk, seperately no relief any suggestions?

Gabapentin: Gabapentin has a well known side effect for causing sedation & making you feel drunk. That's why lowest dose is just 100mg daily. Talk to your doc about your concerns and ask about starting at lower dose. You can gradually work your way up to 3, 600mg daily total. Btw combination of Mirapex (pramipexole) & Neurontin aggravates side effects (http://goo.Gl/bpkgef). ...Read more

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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