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How Long Does Gabapentin Stay In Your System
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how long does gabapentin 900mg stay in your system? ## Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain and mood disorders and, as such, it is not a substance that is tested for on standard drug tests. However, the half-life for your body to process it out is from 5 to 7 hours and total elimination time is usually 5 to 6 half-lives, so you'd be looking at 30 to 42 hours for it to be processed out of your body entirely. Learn more Gabapentin details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have a drug test this afternoon n i took a 300mg gabapentin last night...will i pass a urine test today... ## I know it's late but gabapentin is not a controlled substance therefore is not tested for on any drug screenings. ## I have be...
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ic gabapentin 300 mg bladder side effects
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I take 100 ic gabapentin 3 times/day for sciatica. Now I find that my bladder leaks about once a week which is unnerving. Has this been reported as a side effect? ## Didn't give enough information about my bladder leakage. The leakage is small and occurs in my sleep. ## Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant that has also been proven to help with certain types of nerve pain. This is not listed among the normal side effects, which may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and weight gain. You can read more on it here: Have you talked to your doctor about this? ## Have not talked to doctor about occasional bladder leakage while sleeping since starting Gabapentin. I would like to know if any other persons who take this drug have had this experience. Let me kinow. Thanks ## Having the same pr...
Updated 3 days ago.
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 3 days ago.
Should I Be Taking Tramadolhcl And Gabapentin Together
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taking 900mg gabapentin, 100mg tramadol hcl, 1200 IBprofien for deg.disk, spinal stenosis arthritis, neuropathy. have hbp also is this bad ## Taking the Tramadol with the Gabapentin can cause an increase in depression of the central nervous system, so you should be careful to watch for any danger signs, such as shallow breathing, severe sedation and lowered heart rate. Learn more Tramadol details here. Learn more Gabapentin details here. How much of the Ibuprofen do you take? Since you have high blood pressure, you also may want to discuss your use of it with your doctor, because taking high doses over a long period of time may cause elevated blood pressure and fluid retention. Learn more Ibuprofen details here. ## I've been taking tramadol and Neurontin together for severe PHN for ...
Updated 3 days ago.
Gabantin 100 Side Effects
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I M TAKING GABANTIN 100-100-300mg DAILY FOR PAIN IN THE THAI MUSCLES. WANT TO KNOW IF ANY SIDE EFFECTS ARE THERE, SHOUL I CONTIUE ? ## It is important to know that all prescription drugs pose the risk of side effects. Whether or not you should continue taking a medication is not for a stranger to say. You need to contact your doctor if you are having doubts about what he prescribed you. As far as side effects go: Gabapentin's (Gabantin) most common side effects in adult patients include dizziness, drowsiness, and peripheral edema (swelling of extremities); these mainly occur at higher doses, in the elderly. Side effects upon discontinuation of gabapentin that have been reported in medical literature include insomnia, restlessness, agitation, anxiety, disorientation, confusion, light...
Updated 5 days ago.
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 7 days ago.
My Son Experienced Extreme Gastric Upset While Taking Gabapentin And Sertraline Has Anyone Ever This
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My son experiences anxiety and chronic pain, the pain is a result of nerve damage and muscle atrophy. He experienced severe gastric reflux when taking both Setraline and Gabapentin. He has been taking the Sertraline since December 2010 and the Gabapentin was started in March 2011. He had some symptoms of reflux but not nearly to the extent he did, while taking the two togehter. Pain clinic would like him to continue taking the Gabapentin - my thought was to stop the Sertraline and just go with the Gabapentin at 600mg to treat both the anxiety and pain. Has anyone had any similar experiences? ## It is very difficult to say how any medication will affect any particular person that uses it, but yes, it is always possible that one, or more, could cause the production of excess stomach acid,...
Updated 8 days ago.
gabapentin 300mg for dog
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My Australian Shepherd takes this for seizure disorder. He has been prescribed 1 capsule 3 times per day. Because of my work schedule, it's very difficult to dispense 3 times. I know that is optimal, but can I give him one in the morning and 2 at night? ## Unfortunately, no. That's not going to work the same way. The reason it's given spaced over the day is to try to keep a constant level of the medication in his system to prevent the seizures. Do you have a friend or neighbor that may be able to help? ## Hi I was wondering if it works well? And I wanted to know because my husky is doing seizures and I wanted to give her gabapentin but I don't know the disage? how much Does your dog weigh? Thank you
Updated 11 days ago.
does gabapentin show up in urine tests at a dr. office?
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My pain dr tests me of course and he doesn't give me nearly half of what my now non-practicing dr gave me for bulging disc and osteoarthritis in my l4 and l5 and s1 discs. I'm always in pain and 3 oxy 16 mg don't work when the topamax he gave metabolizes it so quickly. I got some neurontin and that helps so much with the nerve pain, i want to ask him about it at my next appt. But I dont want it to show in the drug screen he does every appt. Do I need to worry that it will show?
Updated 14 days ago.
what is the difference between gabapentin rx and otc gaba
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I want to know the difference between GABAPENTIN a RX and OTC GABA? ## Hello, Pamela! How are you? There are two completely different substances. The FDA classifies Gabapentin as an anticonvulsant that can also help with certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. It requires a doctor's prescription and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. A sudden withdrawal may also create the risk of seizures. The Gaba that you see available over the counter, however, is just a nutritional supplement. The full name for it is actually Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid. It is just an amino acid. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I think I have convinced myself that it helps me to a nice calmness in the evening! My husband takes RX for $$...
Updated 15 days ago.
Gabapentin for opioid withdrawal
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I am an opioid patient and when I can't get relief a friend told me that taking 400mgs of gabapentin helps the sickness. Is this true?
Updated 16 days ago.
gabapentin dry reaction
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There is a long story and before I forget it all I want to share what is happening at this time. I took Gab. For 5 months and weened myself off over a 30 day period. What I was left with was 7-1/2 months of the worse hell on earth you can imagine, I was compelled to kill myself. I should never have survived to get to the other side of death, but I did and now the medical professional look at me as though I am crazy, Im not! Also, It has made me allergic to everything. I can't take any meds for the pain. I have even resorted to medical Marijo But am allergic to that also. I go through terrible mood swings mostly sadness, despair, lack of motivation, no libido, no plans for the I might kill myself tomorrow so why Bother. People say you need to see a phy. Dr. what av...
Updated 16 days ago.
what is IP102 yellow capsule
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what type of drugn is it and can it make you high? ## Hello, Monique! How are you? This capsule contains 300mgs of Gabapentin, which is an anticonvulsant that's also used to treat some mood disorders and certain types of nerve pain, so no, it will not get anyone high. Its normal side effects may include nausea, dizziness, weight changes and mood swings. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Gabapentin is the generic name for Neurontin which originally was a treatment for convulsions but was also found to be a treatment for nerve pain. I take this drug for nerve will make you sleepy when you first start taking it, but no, it will not make you feel high. Not like taking a narcotic pain reliever such as hydrocodone or oxycodone. This is not a narcotic pain reliever.
Updated 20 days ago.
Yellow capsule IP 102
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Given a pill to take as if it were Neurotine.....yellow capsule with IP and under, 102 written across. ## NEED TO KNOW IDENTIFICATION OF CAPSULE THAT IS YELLOW WITH IMPRINT OF IP 102 ## I have the same thing and have NO idea what it is. Did you ever find out what it is? ## I tried several different resources and cannot find an identification for this capsule. Does anyone have information on this? ## it is 300mg of Gabapentin ## we have the same capsule & none of our resources at the pharmacy knew what it was either!!!!!!!!!! ## little yellow/white,capsule with IP on the yellow side and IP on the whiye si de ## i found the ip 102 white pill - it says it is used to control siezures ## If it is used to control seizures then there is a chance that it's Gabapentin after all. Anybody ...
Updated 20 days ago.
Side effect from Gabapentin
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I have been taking Gabapentin since Feb 2015. I was taking 2 (300 mg) only at bedtime. I have been having mouth soreness and a taste I can not explain, even ice water makes me want to gag. Has anyone had any side effect from taking this, and having a sore mouth, with a nasty taste? ## I forgot to add on my previous post, that my Gabapentin was increased to 3 (300 mg) at bedtime April 16th, my mouth soreness got worse, and I have tried the Nystatin swish and swallow twice with no results. Water burns my mouth, this medication is the only new one I have started recently ## Hello, Deb! How are you doing? I'm very sorry about the problems that you're having. Yes, according to the detailed side effects provided by the FDA, Gabapentin has been known to cause this, though it's not ...
Updated 20 days ago.
I Was Prescribed Gabapentin 100mg 3 Times A Day For Nerve Damage In My Legs And Feet
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Had neck surgery. but it didn't help with my legs and feet. They are numb, feels like they are asleep, my hands also are numb and feel like sandpaper. Do you think Gabapetin 100mg 3 times a day will help with these affects. ## Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant that has also been proven effective at helping with certain types of nerve pain. Learn more Gabapentin details here. Some people get very good results from it and some don't. The only way to see if it will help you is to try it and see. You should not, however, expect it to work immediately like regular analgesics would, since that's not what it is, so it doesn't have any effect that fast. It can take 4 to 6 weeks for this medication to reach its full efficacy level in the body and you discover whether or not it work...
Updated 21 days ago.
gabapentin 100mg capsule. Nerve pain and Anxiety
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The Dr. Thought this would help with my nerve pain and anxiety I have been taking it for 3 weeks and have gained 6 pounds and it has affected my legg strength and how much I can walk should I quit taking it. I am a 68 year old woman. ## Hi Bev, Sorry to hear about the Gabapentin not working as intented. But I wouldn't stop taking it without talking to your doctor first. According to, if you were to suddenly stop taking it, you may experience withdrawal symptoms (such as anxiety, insomnia, pain, nausea, sweating, etc.) as a result of not tapering. For these reasons it's probably best to work with your doctor on gradually decreasing the dose over an allotted period of time (NIH recommends at least a week). I hope this helps! ## David thank you for your input but I already ...
Updated 21 days ago.
Gabapentin-Nerve pain in legs because of Spinal Stenosis
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I have been reading some of the discussion threads and really would love your advice. So back in 2012 I slipped two discs with one that had a tear and I have spinal stenosis. Had wonderful docs that helped me get back to some since of normalcy. I had used Gabapentin for a period of time, then came off of it once I had an injection for my right leg nerve pain and numbness. Just a note, I have never been 100 percent probably not even 75 percent. There were times when the pain in my back was so bad, I would would just be angry. A second MRI was done last year and they told me I was not a candidate for surgery and gave me other suggestions like yoga, etc. That proved to be more harmful then good. Through it all I have tried to maintain some sort of life style and dealt with the pain with Ic...
Updated 21 days ago.
Muscle pain from gabapentin ?
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I have been on gabapentin for a about 4 months. Just in the past 4 weeks I have noticed horrible muscle pain in both legs (taking the med for nerve pain in left leg). I don't see the pain doctor until after Christmas, so was wanting to know if anyone else has experienced this, yet another, pain. ## Hi Linda, Based on my research, pain or swelling in the arms or legs is one of the less common side effects of Gabapentin. You can follow the link for more info: I hope this helps! ## Thank you for the info. I take so many meds it might be hard to decide which one might be causing this new pain. I am having a spinal cord stimulator put in after the first part of the year. I am hoping I can get off all meds after that:) ...
Updated 21 days ago.
is Gabapentin good for a very sore muscle in neck
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my boyfriend has pulled his neck and shoulder muscles. He was told that Gabapentin might ease this. Do you know? ## Gabapentin (brand name Neurontin) is a GABA analogue. It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and currently, gabapentin is widely used to relieve pain, especially neuropathic pain. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## My dr. just started me on this to for neck and shoulder pain, it does help but side effects are blurred vision and sleepness , I am not sure this is the best meds. to be on ! Pretty strong . ## Common side effects while taking Gabapentin is blurred vision, Back pain, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, stomach ache, feeling...
Updated 21 days ago.

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