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Is Gabapectin safe to take daily for night sweats in a perimenopausal woman? For how long is it safe to take? Having hot flashes.

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: There are better med

Gabapentin is fairly safe drug to take for a few months.
But there are better drugs to relieve Hot flashes. Good old Estrogens are back again for short term use(for 1-2 years) and are the Best medicine. Ask your gynecologist to prescribe it for you. HRT as it is called had fallen in dispute for a few years but now we know it is safe used for 1-5 years as long as there is no added progestins along

In brief: There are better med

Gabapentin is fairly safe drug to take for a few months.
But there are better drugs to relieve Hot flashes. Good old Estrogens are back again for short term use(for 1-2 years) and are the Best medicine. Ask your gynecologist to prescribe it for you. HRT as it is called had fallen in dispute for a few years but now we know it is safe used for 1-5 years as long as there is no added progestins along
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