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Neurontin Overdose In Children
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?
ER: You call 911 or go to the ER immediately after reading this sentence. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nothing: The two do not interact, safe to take both at the same time ...Read more
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
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