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Is it safe to take gabapentin to relieve pain caused by a sciatic nerve problem?

Is it safe to take gabapentin to relieve pain caused by a sciatic nerve problem?

Usually yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a drug used to treat nerve pain, and is helpful in relieving symptoms. Among its side effects are dizziness and drowsiness (meaning one should be careful if considering driving or operating machinery). A few people may have changes in their moods or thoughts. A few may have signs of drug allergy, such as a rash. One's doctor can help decide if Gabapentin should be used. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Will taking 300mg of gabapentin short term only at bedtime for sleep cause any problems? Wd's etc.. Any recommendations for a safer med? Plz no cbt.

Will taking 300mg of gabapentin short term only at bedtime for sleep cause any problems? Wd's etc.. Any recommendations for a safer med? Plz no cbt.

Gabapentin: Is a good AED medication and it's also called vitamin n. And 300mg is safe dose. Insomnia, defined as insufficient or inadequate sleep, is a common sleep complaint that has been estimated to affect 25 to 35 % of the adult population. It includes difficulty in falling or staying asleep at least three times per week for longer than one month. It is a manageable condition by sleep neurologist. ...Read more

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Could Gabapentin cause gallbladder problems? Possible?

Could Gabapentin cause gallbladder problems? Possible?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Very rarely it can cause Pancreatitis & intestinal gases, but no Gallbladder problems have been reported. ...Read more

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I take Gabapentin 600 Mg 3 Times day. for anxiety & migraines. it doesn't help me anymore. how can i stop taking it. does it cause problems if i stop.

I take Gabapentin 600 Mg 3 Times day. for anxiety & migraines. it doesn't help me anymore. how can i stop taking it. does it cause problems if i stop.

See your PCP: Stopping Gabapentin suddenly can cause serious problems (e.g. withdrawal seizures). You may also experience side effects like anxiety, insomnia, headache, and sweating. See your PCP for primary headache evaluation. ...Read more

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I've stopped 2700mg gabapentin+50mg nortriptyline for nerve problem in neck. At night my feet r burning & itchy & i've not slept since stop 5 dys go?

I've  stopped 2700mg gabapentin+50mg nortriptyline for nerve problem in neck. At night my feet r burning & itchy & i've not slept since stop 5 dys go?

Too fast: There are withdrawal symptoms and even the risk for seizures with abrupt stopping of both of those medications. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor today and have a plan for tonight. ...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