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Is long term use of gabapentin for relief of peripheral neuropathy a good idea?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Gabapentin
In general, Gabapentin is well tolerated and used safely long term. But as with any other medications, it has potential side effects such as mood disturbances, dizziness, fatigue, leg swelling, low white cell count, low platelet count, and renal failure.
In rats, pancreatic cancer is reported. It should be used with caution in chronic kidney disease and should not be stopped suddenly.

In brief: Gabapentin
In general, Gabapentin is well tolerated and used safely long term. But as with any other medications, it has potential side effects such as mood disturbances, dizziness, fatigue, leg swelling, low white cell count, low platelet count, and renal failure.
In rats, pancreatic cancer is reported. It should be used with caution in chronic kidney disease and should not be stopped suddenly.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Very good choice
Gabapentin is a remarkably safe medication for neuropathic pain, even with long-term use.

In brief: Very good choice
Gabapentin is a remarkably safe medication for neuropathic pain, even with long-term use.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
In brief: Yes
If it provides pain relief with no significant sode effects, Gabapentin is one of the safest medications we have.
Doesnt affect liver, kidney, heart, or stomach.

In brief: Yes
If it provides pain relief with no significant sode effects, Gabapentin is one of the safest medications we have.
Doesnt affect liver, kidney, heart, or stomach.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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