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Do they make a 1000 mg neurontin?

Do they make a 1000 mg neurontin?

Not 1000 mg: In this country, gabapentin (Neurontin) is supplied as 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg and as a liquid suspension only. See this page: http://www.rxlist.com/neurontin-drug/indications-dosage.htm ...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 is Neurontin (gabapentin) used for?

What is Neurontin (gabapentin) used for?

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

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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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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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The 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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What does Neurontin (gabapentin) do to the body?

What does Neurontin (gabapentin) do to the body?

Mostly unknown...: Neurontin (gabapentin) was designed as a synthetic version of an 'inhibitory' brain neurotransmitter called GABA. While it may work on GABA, it likely has other effects on the body that are poorly understood. ...Read more

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How long do the effects of neurontin(800mg) last?

How long do the effects of neurontin(800mg) last?

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

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Can you take Neurontin (gabapentin) and eat grapefruit?

Not recommended: Eating grapefruit is usually considered to be healthful. But it can interact with Neurontin (Gabapentin). The hazardous interactions can occur many hours after grapefruit is consumed, . Thus avoid grapefruit altogether while on Neurontin. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How can Neurontin (gabapentin) work on the nerves to stop pain?

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

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How long does it take for a dose of Neurontin (gabapentin) to work?

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

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What to do if is this normal or possible from neurontin (gabapentin)?

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

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How come you are supposed to wear a medical i.D. Stating you are taking neurontin (gabapentin)?

How come you are supposed to wear a medical i.D. Stating you are taking neurontin (gabapentin)?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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How much GABA would you need to equal 300mg Neurontin (gabapentin) for pain?

How much GABA would you need to equal 300mg Neurontin (gabapentin) for pain?

Not equivalent: The two substances are not equivalent; one would not replace the other. If having difficulty with Neurontin (gabapentin) or pain, please work with your physician. ...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?

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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Neurontin (Definition)

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