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I am a 42yr old man, 6ft 4 height 140kilo weight . Am currently takin 900mg of pregablin a day . My doc says that 600mg is the max daily but my point is due to my size I need a higher dose . Can I have a 2nd opinion pls?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: Why are you taking?

It depends on why youa re taking it.
For diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, and seizures the maximum is 600 mg. For fibromyalgia it is 450 mg. I understand your thoughts on a "higer" dose, but dosing is based on lean body mass (your bmi is 37.5).

In brief: Why are you taking?

It depends on why youa re taking it.
For diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, and seizures the maximum is 600 mg. For fibromyalgia it is 450 mg. I understand your thoughts on a "higer" dose, but dosing is based on lean body mass (your bmi is 37.5).
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management

In brief: No support

There is no clinical evidence that a dose higher than 600mg total in a day with have any better clinical outcome.
I would not recommend going higher than 600mg per day. We do not know what higher doses will cause in terms of side effects or organ injury.

In brief: No support

There is no clinical evidence that a dose higher than 600mg total in a day with have any better clinical outcome.
I would not recommend going higher than 600mg per day. We do not know what higher doses will cause in terms of side effects or organ injury.
Dr. William Newton
Dr. William Newton
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