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Is Gabapentin A Narcotic
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Please i need to know for sure if gabapentin is a narcotic? I take them every day. I was prescribed them. I was told that they are and i wanna know for certain as im not wanting to take them no more. ## No they are not a narcotic. They are ued for a few things, but mostly nerve pain. ## That is correct, Gabapentin is not a narcotic, it is actually an anticonvulsant that can also help with certain forms of nerve pain. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness and weight changes. You can learn more about it here: Are there any other questions or comments? ## Weight changes as in they can make u gain or lose? ## Is gabentin used for severe chronic pain ## Taking it for menopause symptoms ## Can you take Gabapentin100mg andAmlodlpine 5mg at the same time ## You'll gain weight...
Updated 12 hours ago in Gabapentin.
 
is gabapentin 100 mg used to relieve itching due kidney disease
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I have had a kidney problem for the past year. My creatine level is going up from 1.2 to 2.4. Despite whatever medicine I use, the level is not coming down. Also, I am experiencing itching all over my body, especially on my legs. Someone suggested me to go for 100 mg gabapentn. After only one capsule the Itching has gone away but I feel very exhausted and tired. Please suggest me some medicine to lower my creatine level and to reduce the itching. ## Gabapentin makes lots of people itch head to toe! I was so crazy with itching I could not bear it. Gabapentin is making you itch. (I am not a doctor, just a patient). As soon as you stop the itching will go away. Well it actually takes a period of time similar to your taking it, but it will lessen right away from my own experience. For examp...
Updated 14 hours ago in Gabapentin.
 
does gabapentin cause major itching
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I take 300 mg gabapentin at night for post operative foot pain and have started itching profusely does this med cause that and if so how long do you have to be off of it before it subsides? ## Hello, Nana! How are you? Yes, according to the FDA, it has been known to cause this as a side effect in some people that take it, along with nausea, dizziness, mood swings and weight changes. Have you consulted your doctor? They can help you determine whether or not it is due to the medication, for sure, as well as what you can do to help alleviate it. As to how long it will take to stop, it really depends on how long you've been taking it, it could take a few days, or a week. ## Thank you. Verwon, I have stopped taking gabapentin to see if itching subsides, I am taking doxepin and ceritizine...
Updated 15 hours ago in Gabapentin.
 
gabapentin withdrawals
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being taken off of neurontin/gabapentin after seven years. crying, anxious, and what no one mentions itching all over! have tried antihistamines, cortizone creams but w/ no relief. ## yes this is normal I went through the same thing. I was on 3600 for eight years. I weaned off very slowly. I started weening off in 2008. I am now down to 400mg and go down about 100 a week. Its so awful ## These types of problems are normal from a sudden withdrawal of any medication that affects brain chemicals, which is exactly what Gabapentin does, since it was initially discovered as an anticonvulsant. Unfortunately, since you were on it for so long, it is probably going to take several weeks for these effects to wear off, though they should gradually improve and lessen in severity. As to the itching, ...
Updated 19 hours ago in Neurontin.
 
Gabapentin and blood pressure
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Why would my doctor prescribe gabapentin when my blood pressure is difficult to control? It's 100/150 at times. I was complaining to my Dr that my hands are becoming difficult to control; I drop & throw things. Very miserable not being able to hold a phone, etc. ## I honestly can't say, since blood pressure elevations can be a side effect of it, as reported by the FDA. Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant that can also be used to treat certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Its other typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight gain. What other medications do you take regularly? I wonder if one of them may be contributing to the issue with your hands. ## Does gabapentin cause high blood pressure? My heart...
Updated 21 hours ago in Gabapentin.
 
how long does it take gabapentin to get out of your system
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I was taking 300 mg neurontin. 1 in am, 1 at noon and 2 at bedtime. I was prescribed the med in May of 2013. Increased later when not helping with foot numbness. It has been almost 2 weeks since i tapered myself off of the drug and i still feel nausea in the am which affects my eating. Please advise how long it will take this med to be out of my system? Thank you. ## Hi Cindy, Sorry to hear about the nausea you've been experiencing lately. From what I've been researching, in most cases it usually ends up being around 2 to 5 days for this type of medication to clear your system. However because you've been taking it for about a year, I'd imagine your body could still probably use some time to get accustomed to not having it on a regular basis. One study I found mentioned ...
Updated 23 hours ago in Gabapentin.
 
Is the Gabapentin affecting my eyes?
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I am now taking 7 x 300 gabapentin per day and am getting terrible eye problems: double and blurred vision, I am also sufering unnerving confusion, could it be a side effect of the gabapentin? ## It doesn't seem from the monograph listing, that these are common side effects: Gabepentin Side-Effect Info Click Here I would suggest you speak to your doctor and discuss this as soon as possible, it could be this drug, an illness, or a combo if you are taking something else. ## I get blurred vision with only 2 300 Mg's ## I have been taking 2400 mg (eight 300-mg tablets) a day of gabapentin for more than a year. I have a lot of double vision, though only when I'm tired (which is most of the time). Of course, I take a few other sedating medications as well. I've gotten used to ...
Updated 1 day ago in Gabapentin.
 
Side effects of Encorate, Lipivil and Frissium
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My son is advised to take these medications life long. He had no seizure for more than a year, but has had one this August. He complained of pain in his chest and he is fussy about food and looks generally weak and pale. Could these symptoms be side effects of the meds he is on?
Updated 2 days ago in Divalproex Sodium.
 
Insomnia while taking Gabapentin
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Have been taking gabapentin for a week and am having trouble sleeping anyone having the same problem. ## can't get a good nights sleep two days in a row. surgury pain from lung absess dosen't seem to get any better. ## Yes me too I have been on 100MG for a week.....BUT that is too higher dose so will be coming down to 50MG today......i am not impressed with this drug and as I need my sleep, if i am not happy with 50MG i will stop it..I prefer to have the MS problems than not been able to sleep!! xx ## I am taking 100 MG 3x's a day and have noticed (on about day 5 of this drug) strange dreams when I CAN sleep and trouble getting to sleep in the first place. Anyone else? ## I take 400mg 3 times a day, I will sleep one day and then up for the next two nights and then sleep one ...
Updated 2 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
White pill zd 14 (Topiramate 100 mg)
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Does Topiramate have Oxycodone in it? And if so, how much? It's a white pill imprinted with zd 14. Is this a narcotic?
Updated 2 days ago in Topiramate.
 
Took a double dose of keppra by accident
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My husband takes keppra 2x's a day with doses of 750mg in the morning and 750mg at night. He took two 750mg tonight by accident. What should I look for? ## It can be taken safely in doses of up to 3,000mgs per day, but it is always best for him to inform his doctor to be sure. Did he experience any adverse effects? Typically taking a higher dosage would cause worsened side effects, which may include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and mood swings. ## My son took his medicine twice this morning. He took, 4,000 mg of Keppra and he took 1,200 mg of Oxcarbazepine within an hour. Will he be OK? What should I do? He is 18 years old. ## My son just took two 5mL doses of Keppra. What should I do? Should I skip his dose in the morning or what?
Updated 2 days ago in Keppra.
 
Gabapentin or prgabalin which is safe for long term use
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Dr suggested me to take gabapentin for cervical spondylosis now I am better than privious dr suggested to continue medicin for 3 months is it safe ## You should take either medication as directed by your doctor and for the duration of time they recommend. The U.S. FDA lists the typical side effects of these medications as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight gain. How long have you been taking it? ## Stay away from Gabapentin, it will definitely effect your quality of life.
Updated 2 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
Is GABAPENTIN safe/good/bad with MORPHINE?
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Hello. I have multiple pain issues due to generalized OA, neuralgia, bilateral sciatica, trigger thumbs, carpal tunnel, protruding discs, trapped nerves, compression of spinal cord at L4/5, tendenosis, fibromyalgia and chronically inflammed tendon/nerve sheaths. I'm 52, female and in quite a bit of pain and take a few meds that include 600mg GABAPENTIN 3xdaily, which I love and can't do without. I also take dihydra., and naproxin. I've asked my GP for something more/stronger and I want to get MORPHINE at the starter dose of 30mg slow release, to see how I get on with it. My question I'd like to know from users of gabapentin with morphine is how have you got on with them + is the combo safe/good/bad in your experience? I'd like to know how your side-effects have been ...
Updated 2 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
gabapentin dot physical
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I am trying to find out if gabapentin is ok to be in the system (body) of a truck driver. Legal presciption from a doctor. ## Can a truck driver pass a DOT physical if he takes gabapentin? ## Hello, Jeanie! How are you? I'm sorry, but from what I've found the answer is no. There is an automatic disqualification for anyone taking any type of antiseizure medication. This is due to the fact that the person either has epilepsy, or if they are taking it for nerve pain or mood disorders, the medication could put them at risk of a seizure, if they miss a dose or are late taking it. Having a seizure while driving could be very dangerous. The FDA lists the typical side effects to this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings and weight changes. Is there a...
Updated 3 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
Alcohol and Gabapentin
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Does anyone drink beer or other alcohol while taking this? I start on it tonight, increasing every 5 days to 900 mg total a day. I'm curious as to how much alcohol can be tolerated and if there are any reasons to avoid it completely. I like my Budweiser. Thanks for any input. ## Alcohol should be avoided while using this medication, especially at such a high dosage, because it can aggravate the side effects, making them much more problematic. These can include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and peripheral edema. You can read more on it here: Do you have any other questions? ## what are the bad things with this drug and alcohol? ## I've taken 3600mg of Gabapentin each day for 21 months now! I drink alcohol with them & feel ok. I would just say that the Gabapentin alone will l...
Updated 3 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
difference between gabapentin ACT & gabapentin GLE, both 600mg TAB
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What is the difference between gabapentin 600mg TAB ACT and gabapentin 600mg TAB GLE? ## Hello, Curious! How are you? They are the same, the only difference is that they've been manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies, since this is a generic medication. For instance, the GLE stands for Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. The FDA classifies this medication as being an anticonvulsant that is also approved to treat certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. It typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, good signs and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## They have different colors one is white one is green does this make a difference ## Difference taking 2 400 gabapentin up vs 1 800 gabapentin
Updated 3 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
good doctors wiling to prescribe pain pills charlottesville va
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Hello. I am currently under uva pain management and I'm miserable with these doctors. I never see the same dr and I am in different meds for my spine, hips, and severe nerve pain in my hips, legs, neck, shoulder and arm. Numbness in toes getting worse, when I'm on my feet longer than ten min, and loss of feeling in right hand in ring finger and pinky. I have tried gabapentin before and I told the dr it doesn't work yet they prescibed it anyways, along with baclofen 10mg 3 Times daily, diclofenac 75 mg twice a day, gabapentin 600mg 3 Times a day. Heres my issue, I am in severe pain. I cannot keep up with my kids like I wld like to, I am still not to familiar with this area but I need a doc who doesn't treat me as if I am an annoyance, a "junkie" bc I am in legitim...
Updated 3 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
Topamax memory loss
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I'm on 100mg of Topamax 3 times a day. I've been on it for over 2 years now. I day all 3 doses at once. I take it as a mood stabalizer. It also helps my migraines and assists in weight loss but I've noticed sever memory loss as the years go on. My husband has had to repeat whole conversations to me. Ones we've had just a week prior. It's been more and more noticeable in the last 12 months. Does anyone else share this issue? ## No, it isn't a listed side effect for this medication, but it is difficult to know how it may affect anyone taking it on a long-term basis, since we are all different. Have you discussed the problem with your doctor? Do you take any other medications? ## I was on topamax for weight loss and had four seizures and prior to taking this had nev...
Updated 4 days ago in Topamax.
 
oxcarbazepine
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Would like more information on this medication. Thank you ## Oxcarbazepine is considered a mood stabilizer, commonly used to treat Epilepsy and BiPolar disorder. Some of the most common side effects include: dizziness, blurred vision, drowsiness and headache. ## Walnuts, nuts and flaxseeds are said to contain oxcarbazepine. Please advise how much to consume daily in order to equal 1200mgs of oxcarbazepine?
Updated 4 days ago in Oxcarbazepine.
 
Dangerous Combination: Neurontin and Opiates
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One of the contraindications while taking Neurontin is using opiates such as Hydrocodone (Vicodin) and Oyxcodone (Percocet). The opiates potentiate the effect of Neurotin by 14%. With Morphine, it increases the effect of Neurotin by 44%. My husband was on Neurontin at 900 mg a day (taken in three doses). At that time, he was not taking much of his pain killer, Oxycodone (Percocet), maybe one 5mg dose a night. My husband was originally took Neurotin for shingles nerve pain. His doctor decided to increase his dose of Neurontin to 1800 mg per day (three equal doses). Before that time, my husband increased his Oxycodone to two 5mg tablets before bedtime and another 5mg tablet about four hours later. Upon the increase in Neurontin, my husband started to experience some adverse effects. These...
Updated 4 days ago in Neurontin.
 

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