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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

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.

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Can children use Neurontin (gabapentin)?

Can children use Neurontin (gabapentin)?

Neurontin (gabapentin): For seizures, in children 3years or older.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Dr. Eric Levin
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