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My mom 59 with v/d off & on x3 weeks no hx takes neurontin for sciatica only.liver enzy &bili extremely high.no etoh ct inflammation of liver &colon??

My mom 59 with v/d off & on x3 weeks no hx takes neurontin for sciatica only.liver enzy &bili extremely high.no etoh ct inflammation of liver &colon??

Meds?: The abnormal enzymes are not a good sign. It might be from tumor in the liver or more likely, medication (cytoxan or neurontin) side effects. She needs to get off those rightr away and see her doctor soon. It can also (rarely) be a late side effect from general anesthesia (a few weeks or months). Gall bladder problems can also cause this. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Effexor (venlafaxine) 225mg hs, Neurontin 200mg bid, lisinopril 5mg ac, Prilosec 20mg ac, hydroxyzine 50mg hs, ativan .5 mg prn, too many rx's daily- liver damage?

Effexor (venlafaxine) 225mg hs, Neurontin 200mg bid, lisinopril 5mg ac, Prilosec 20mg ac, hydroxyzine 50mg hs, ativan .5 mg prn, too many rx's daily- liver damage?

Probably Not: Especially for someone who is young. Neurontin (gabapentin) doesn't even get metabolized by the liver. That being said, it makes sense to monitor you liver w/regular lab-work & to ask yourself if exercise, nutrition, & meditation can help your symptoms & reduce your pill burden. ...Read more

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After taking gabapentin i've had and increase pressure and pain in lower abdomen and lump on neck and a strange feeling in throat, what is this?

After taking gabapentin i've had and increase pressure and pain in lower abdomen and lump on neck and a strange feeling in throat,  what is this?

Possible reaction: If you are concerned about this being a possible medication reaction, call the physician that prescribed this immediately to report it. ...Read more

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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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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) contain sulfa?

No: I prescribe Gabapentin frequently and have never been concerned with whether or not my patients are allergic to sulfa when i prescribe it. Most patients tolerate Gabapentin very well. I've never had a patient who developed an allergy to it, though some people might not like it for one reason or another. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Neurontin (gabapentin)?

Can pregnant women use Neurontin (gabapentin)?

Not recommended : Neurontin (gabapentin) is category C during pregnancy. This means the risk for its use cannot be ruled out. Women taking Neurontin (gabapentin) during pregnancy are advised to enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug (NAAED) Pregnancy Registry. Call toll free 1-888-233-2334 or online: http://www.aedpregnancyregistry.org/ ...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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Neurontin (Definition)

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