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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Depends: Adverse effects can unfortunately occur within an hour of a dose, but treatment benefit can take a couple of weeks to gauge.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.