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How safe is Gabapentin 300 mg 3x's daily? Serious side effects? Much use for pain in the neck region? Other uses?

How safe is Gabapentin 300 mg 3x's daily? Serious side effects? Much use for pain in the neck region? Other uses?

Gabapentin problems: Gabapentin is an anti-seizure medicine. It s used a lot for nerve pains. It causes tiredness and some weight gain. Otherwise it is a very safe medicine and it is excreted totally unchanged in the urine. ...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 are the side effects of neurontin (gabapentin)?

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 are side effects from Neurontin (gabapentin) or elavil?

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What are side effects from Neurontin (gabapentin) or elavil?

PTSD: Elavil (amitriptyline) is an old tricyclic antidepressant with sedating and drying effects (dry mouth, dry skin, constipation, dry eyes) and cardiovascular side effects. Other safer medications are preferred for youngsters with ptsd. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience side effects from Neurontin (gabapentin) or elavil?

Is it normal to experience side effects from Neurontin (gabapentin) or elavil?

Some common events: Neurontin: drowsiness, dizziness, weight gain, ankle/foot edema.
Elavil: visual blurring, mouth dryness, difficulty starting urination, drowsiness, dizziness, weight gain, lethargy, paradoxical anxiety, and maybe forgetfulness. ...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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Are there any side effects switching from Neurontin to lyrica (pregabalin)?

Are there any side effects switching from Neurontin to lyrica (pregabalin)?

Not usually: If the dose is equivalent, there should be no difference in tolerability. In a few cases, edema in the lower legs may develop with Lyrica (pregabalin) even if it didn't occur with Gabapentin. Good luck ...Read more

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Would the side effects be less if I seperate the Neurontin and mirapex (pramipexole) by a couple hours?

Maybe (not). . .: Only one way to find out! If you're not convinced, try it for a few days more. Be sure to stay in close contact w/your prescribing doctor & dispensing pharmacist. And always tell them everything you're taking so they can look for drug-drug interactions & warn you beforehand. ...Read more

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Just started lyrica (pregabalin) 75mg weaning off Neurontin 300mg 4 tabs a day what can I expect if any for side effects in the weaning process?

Just started lyrica (pregabalin) 75mg weaning off Neurontin 300mg 4 tabs a day what can I expect if any for side effects in the weaning process?

Slow taper: Taper the neurontin (gabapentin) slowly, under the guidance of your neurologist. The slower your taper, the less likely you are to experience side effects, which can include tremor, irritability, agitation, anxiety, tachycardia, diaphoresis, confusion, disorientation, catatonia, and status epilepticus. Http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/722526_1 ...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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I was just put on Neurontin (gabapentin) four days ago. I'm taking 300mg TID. Will the hunger side effects go away after a month or so.?

I was just put on Neurontin (gabapentin) four days ago. I'm taking 300mg TID. Will the hunger side effects go away after a month or so.?

Be patient: The hunger from Neurontin (gabapentin) typically go away as your body adjusts to the medication and do not require medical attention. I might take 3-4 weeks. BTW, it's absolutely reasonable for you to ask your psychiatrist questions if you need more information. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) helpful for anxiety and the cravings associated with alcoholism? What are the side effects?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) helpful for anxiety and the cravings associated with alcoholism? What are the side effects?

Yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) helps reduce cravings and anxiety. It has quite a few side effects, primarily drowsiness, headache, nausea. But if you are early in your abstinence and recovery you are not going to feel well no matter what you do. So if the side effects are not too bothersome I would continue the medication for its benefits. ...Read more

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Since starting Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg twice daily 3 days ago, I've had these weird vivid dreams and teeth clenching. Are these normal side effects?

It is normal: Nerontin differs from most other anticonvulsants because it has minimal drug interaction potential and is not metabolized in humans. These side effects may go away after a period of time, as your body adjusts. If concerned ask your doctor for more information. Take care. ...Read more

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What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc? On trileptal, wellbutrin, neurontin, klon.

What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc? On trileptal, wellbutrin, neurontin, klon.

Beta blockers: The beta-adrenergic blockers are the most commonly used prophylactic migraine medications. Inderal, (propranolol) Corgard, Tenormin, just to name a few. They have longer half-life and more favorable side-effect profile. Take care. ...Read more

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Topamax (topiramate) substitute for weekly migraines w/no weight gain&memory loss side effects? Tylenol, NSAIDs&neurontin don't work. On trileptal, klon, &wellbutrin now

Topamax (topiramate) substitute for weekly migraines w/no weight gain&memory loss side effects? Tylenol, NSAIDs&neurontin don't work. On trileptal, klon, &wellbutrin now

Weekly migraine: Most people would not take a medicine every day to prevent a migraine that occurs once per week. Unless that migraine lasts several days.

Substitutes for topamax (topiramate) could be propranolol, magnesium, or valproate perhaps. Normally wellbutrin and propranolol are not used together, in case the mood worsens.

Why are you using trileptal? Your side effects may occur due to medicine interactions. ...Read more

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On perc for l excruciating neck, arm and l head neuralgia. Pain worsening. Neurontin (gabapentin) no help. Can't move w/out help.? Isn't pain responding?

On perc for l excruciating neck, arm and l head neuralgia. Pain worsening. Neurontin (gabapentin) no help. Can't move w/out help.? Isn't pain responding?

Don't give up hope: There are a variety of other things to be considered based upon the postulated cause of your pain. Physical therapy? Might benefit from muscle relaxant, non steroidal, antiepileptic (for potential nerve pain) or maybe even an injection or trial of nerve stimulation, etc. Hard to tell from across the country. If your primary doc can't help you maybe a do / chiropractor or pain clini. C. ...Read more

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Had severe burning/pain in neck/extremities. Neuro thought zonegran may be cause, weaning off, started neurontin, (gabapentin)burning gone. Common w/zonegran?

It can happen: One of the known side effects of zonisamide (Zonegran®) is "pain, burning, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet." The important thing is that you've notified your neurologist and a medication change was made hat has relieved the burning. Further reading: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a603008.html ...Read more

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Took my c spine MRI 6 months ago. Neck pain only got worse after nsaids. Pt.Neurontin. Epidural block. Need I take another mri? How do I cope with pain?

Took my c spine MRI 6 months ago. Neck pain only got worse after nsaids. Pt.Neurontin. Epidural block. Need I take another mri? How do I cope with pain?

Second opinion: Is a good idea. An MRI can be submitted to http://conciergeradiologist. Com in the next few weeks for reevaluation. One picture is not enough - the whole study will need to be sent, but fortunately that's easy. This may be a more cost-effective way to getting to an answer than undergoing another mri. ...Read more

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Will Neurontin (gabapentin) and percocet control pudenal neuralgia pain, ddd, stenosis in neck, severe chronic abdominal and pelvic pain?

Better option are:: Better options are available for each conditions listed. Severe ddd/c-s stenosis: epidural/surgery. Pudendal neuralgia: surgical decompression is the preferred treatment; pads to avoid pressure while seated; pudendal nerve stimulation; local injection; chronic abd/pelvic pain: opiod induced constipation can worsen this; should work with gyn & GI for better option. Neurontin (gabapentin) okay. ...Read more

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What are the side effects for gabapentin for anxiety?

What are the side effects for gabapentin for anxiety?

Can Be Many: Gabapentin aka Neurontin (gabapentin) side effects: drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, headache, double or blurred vision, unsteadiness, anxiety, memory problems, strange or unusual thoughts, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, dry mouth, constipation, increased appetite, weight gain, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, and some patients may develop suicidal ideation or even attempt suicide. ...Read more

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Gabapentin for anxiety? How effective is it? Are there side effects? Will help tremors?

Gabapentin for anxiety? How effective is it? Are there side effects? Will help tremors?

Gabapentin-anxiety: Gabapentin is a relatively new and phenytoin, differs from most other anticonvulsants because it has minimal drug interaction potential and is not metabolized in humans. The use for anxiety is anecdotal with promising preliminary results encourage further clinical exploration and systematic study of Gabapentin for the treatment of anxiety. Side effects: dizziness, tiredness and double vision. ...Read more

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I ve taken gabapentin for 2 days, & I ve some intestinal pain & dihorrea are these side effects linked2 this medication, ? And shd I continue use of med

I ve taken gabapentin for 2 days, & I ve some intestinal pain & dihorrea are these side effects linked2 this medication, ? And shd I continue use of med

It can be: Sometimes decreasing the dose or increasing it more slowly can help. Also, oftem these side effects go away after a week or two. There is also an extended release Gabapentin that some tolerate better. Finally, there may be other drugs that won't cause this problem but still be helpful. Please let your doc know you're having problems. ...Read more

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I see in reading some of these posts about the side effects and how they will substitute gabapentin for topamax (topiramate) what if your doctors have you on both?

I see in reading some of these posts about the side effects and how they will substitute gabapentin for topamax (topiramate) what if your doctors have you on both?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Not uncommonly used combination, possibly to treat mood instability, headaches, wt. Changes or side effects. Consult the prescriber for exact reason. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of gabapentin?

What are the side effects of gabapentin?

Incomplete List:: Serious: increased seizures; fever, body aches, flu sxs; rash, bruising, severe tingling, numb; stomach pain, lose appetite, dark urine, jaundice; chest pain, irreg heart rhythm, sob; confusion, nausea/vomiting, swelling, rapid wt gain, less urination, rapid eye movement. Less serious: dizzy, drowsy, weak, tired; nausea, diarrhea, constipation; blur vision; headache; breast swell; dry mouth. ...Read more

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What are some of the first side effects when taking gabapentin?

What are some of the first side effects when taking gabapentin?

Order May Vary: Gabapentin was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and currently is also used to relieve neuropathic pain and mood stabilization (psychiatric uses are not fda approved). Most common side effects in adult patients include dizziness, fatigue, weight gain, drowsiness, and peripheral edema (swelling of extremities). Blackbox warning: can lead to suicidal ideation or suicide. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would gabapentin side effects eventually subside?

Normally with in a: Few weeks. Most people notice side affects disappearing around one to three weeks, if they are going to disappear. If they do not end by a month, then they often will stay around. If you are having problems with side effects, then ask doc if Pregabalin might be a better fit for you. ...Read more

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Can gabapentin used as mood stabilizer if it used with SSRI? And what the possible side effects?

Proceed with caution: Gabapentin & SSRI's have significant side effects. Too long to list here. Not knowing your medical history I would strongly talk this over with your physician ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Neurontin (Definition)

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