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Too Much Neurontin
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
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
The half life ...: Of neurontin, (gabapentin) or the time it takes for half of the drug to lose its pharmacologic activity, is 5-7 hours. So at about 6 hours, 400 mg of activity remans; after another 6 hours, 200 mg of activity remains. After 24 hours, less than 50 mg.one sixteenth of the original dose.may be still active in the body. Likely no one would experience any effects from this. Short answer: "all" gone in 24 hours. ...Read more
Blocks glutamate: The exact mechanism is not fully understood. Neurontin (gabapentin) may work by binding to certain sites on nerve cells in order to block the release of glutamate. Glutamate in turn causes nerve cells to be abnormally excited and therefore accentuate pain. Does that help? ...Read more
Depends: Adverse effects can unfortunately occur within an hour of a dose, but treatment benefit can take a couple of weeks to gauge. ...Read more
If what is?: I don't understand what you are asking. If you are experiencing side effects, then you should go back to your physician and report them. ...Read more
Seizures: Neurontin (gabapentin) or Gabapentin is used to treat seizures. Individuals who would be taking the medication for seizure who abruptly stopped the medication could be at increased risk for seizure. Unless you would be at increase risk for seizure, there would be no need for notification. ...Read more
I was just prescribed neurontin (gabapentin). Is it more effective if I take with or without food?
Doesn't matter: Neurontin or Gabapentin is not dependent on whether you take it with or without food or even what types of food. This study (http://1. Usa. Gov/n5ysd2) actually looked at this issue and did not find any statistically significant differences. Best to take as directed by your doctor. Neurontin/gabapentin generally is best when taken in divided doses throughout the day. ...Read more
I just started Neurontin (gabapentin) 300mg & am supposed to increase to 900mg a day. How do I divide my dose?
Suggestions: Neurontin (gabapentin) or Gabapentin has a relatively short half-life and is best taken 3 times daily, about every 8 hrs. Maximum effective dose is about a total of 3600 mg daily. Slow titration done to allow fewer adverse reactions. Would suggest you first go to 300mg twice daily for 3 or 4 days and then 300 mg every 8 hrs. Do contact your doctor and get explicit directions as to how to proceed from there. ...Read more
I'm suppose to increase my Neurontin (gabapentin) from 600mg a day to 2400mg a day I misunderstood the plan to increase and took 1800mg today will I have problems?
Well....: First, increasing from 600 a day to 2400 a day in one single day would be a fairly quick jump. Using 1800 a day as an intermediate point would probably be fine. Neurontin (gabapentin) is actually an incredibly safe medicine and, other than typical side effects, you week be hard-pressed to do yourself much permanent damage with it. ...Read more
My Dr upped my Neurontin (gabapentin). I was on 300mg TID, now I'm on 300mg BID&600mg 1x day, total of 1,200Mg QD. Can I take the new dose spaced out like 300MG QID?
Ask your doctor: My best answer is ask your doctor who prescribed you the Neurontin (gabapentin). In my experience, the typical daily dosing of this medication is three times a day. When the dosing frequency is increased, patients tend to miss their doses (compliance decreases). Talk to your doctor and discuss your thoughts. ...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
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
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