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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


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Can children use Neurontin (gabapentin)?

Can children use Neurontin (gabapentin)?

Neurontin (gabapentin): For seizures, in children 3years or older. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) contain sulfer?

Does Neurontin (gabapentin) contain sulfer?

No: There is no sulphur, sulfer, or sulfa in neurontin. See other similar answers here:
https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/192927-does-neurontin-gabapentin-contain-sulfa. ...Read more

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Can Neurontin (gabapentin) make anxiety worse?

Can Neurontin (gabapentin) make anxiety worse?

Yes: It can cause depression and can cause dizziness, weakness, blurred vision and
make anxiety worse. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) a stronger form of IBU?

IBU?: IBU? The International Beer Unit? Unless you're just not writing out the whole word for ibuprofen? Neurontin (gabapentin) is unrelated to ibuprofen by any means. It's a medication originally approved & designed to treat epilepsy but often used in pain management. Ibuprofen is an NSAID. To treat pain too. They're used in different pain types. Can't compare either strengths or potencies for that reason. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of neurontin (gabapentin)?

For most people,: None or transient side effects. These could include clumsiness, changes in bowel habits, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, fatigue and even some weight gain. There are more serious potential side effects, including allergic reactions. But the take home message is to talk with your doctor about what is happening with you. After all, that's the only important thing! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of gabapentin (neurontin)?

Gabapentin: See the following. Website for a comprehensive list:
www. Drugs. Com/gabapentin.Html
gabapentin is used to treat some types of seizures and for postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain caused shingles). Learn about side effects, interactions and indications. ...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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How long is it safe to stay on neurontin (gabapentin)?

How long is it safe to stay on neurontin (gabapentin)?

Neurontin (gabapentin): It is prescribed for a reason, and if it's helping, stay on it for as long as your doctor recommends. ...Read more

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Docs, could 400 mg Neurontin (gabapentin) get you high?

Possibly: "high" is so subjective that this is impossible to answer clearly. Some people feel sedated, cloudy, or "doped up" on gabapentin, ; they might call this "high." but the same is true of over-the-counter cold tablets. Research on altered states suggests that expectations ; the setting play a big role in whether a drug user feels "high." using Neurontin to get high is not a good idea. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Neurontin (gabapentin)?

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Neurontin (gabapentin) side-effec: Some are Drowsiness, Tiredness, Incoordination, Dizziness, Weight gain, Blurred vision, Upset stomach. ...Read more

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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) increase the effects of methadone?

Does Neurontin (gabapentin) increase the effects of methadone?

Pain meds: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a neuropathic membrane stabilizing medicine that works on neuropathic or nerve pain. It has a different mechanism of action from methadone, which is a narcotic. Many people consider Methadone one of or the most dangerous narcotic because it is linked to abnormal heart rhythms and sudden death. It has a black box warning from the fda stating this. Whatever you can do try to reduce it. ...Read more

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How many mg of Neurontin (gabapentin) can I go up to for RLS only?

Get checked: There is a wide range in dosing for Neurontin (gabapentin) for rls. It usually ranges from 300mg to 1800mg. But don't change your medication dose on your own. You should go to your doctor who can find the best dose for you. Much of it will be through trial and error, and slowly going up on your dose to avoid side effects. ...Read more

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I take Neurontin (gabapentin) for mood disorder. Is that effective?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Depends on the dose and what other mood stabilizers have been tried. Might be bit more effective as u take with klonopin (clonazepam). Review with your doc. ...Read more

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Will gabapentin-neurontin help my pain with multilevel disc degeneration?

No: Neurontin/gabapentin is a nerve stabilizing medication that can be helpful for nerve pain. Pain from multilevel disk degeneration originates from the joints, bone, and possibly the muscles, but typically not the nerves. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me if the medication neurontin/gabapentin is used for migraines?

Yes: Gabapentin can be used for prevention of episodic and chronic migraine prevention with fairly good efficacy. Side effects incude sleepiness, dizziness, and less often swelling of the feet and weight gain. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is Neurontin (gabapentin) supposed to do for me?

Depends on what: You are taking it for. It is commonly used for two things 1) as a seizure medication 2) as a neuropathic pain reliever. It is used more common these days as a pain medication (non-narcotic) to treat neuropathic pain by dulling peripheral nerve pain sensation. ...Read more

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How is Neurontin (gabapentin) processed in the body and what are the side effects?

How is Neurontin (gabapentin) processed in the body and what are the side effects?

Min: Gabapentin is extremely safe. It is not metabolized by the lover and is excreted unchanged by the kidney. It is also actively absorbed in the small intestine so if you drank a gallon of it, most would not even be absorbed, just pooped out. No liver/kidney/heart/stomach toxicity. Doesn't interact with other meds. Se are mainly sedation unless titrated slowly, weight gain, and swelling. ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does Neurontin (gabapentin) look like and what does it do to you?

How to identify Rx: Neurontin (gabapentin) (brand) and Gabapentin (generic) are the same, and there are many different ways to identify them. The website rxlist has a tool to use to identify medications by their appearance.

Gabapentin is primarily a 'seizure drug' but is also used for anxiety, tremors, pain management and other diseases. If you are having difficulty with the medication I would discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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