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gabapentin 100mg capsule side effects
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I am on 100 mg gabapentin and I don't do well with side effects like not being able to sit still or sleep. ## Hello, Doug! How are you? It's odd that it would cause you to have problems sitting still, because it is often used now to treat RLS. It's also known to cause drowsiness as a side effect, by the FDA. Other typical side effects may possibly include nausea, headache and weight gain. How long have you been taking it? Is this the only medication you take?
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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 2 days ago.
can taking alcohol and gabapentin kill you
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Can taking alcohol and gabapentin kill you ## Hello, Cupcake! How are you? It would depend on several factors, such as how much of each was involved, the person's overall health, prior liver damage if any and etc. So, theoretically, it is possible, but most likely wouldn't happen to a normal, healthy person who has just taken a prescribed dose of the medication and has one drink… but it could still make them very ill. It is best to avoid combining alcohol with any prescription medication, as a general rule and don't drink, unless your doctor says that it is safe for you to have a couple. Another risk could be if you're taking this medication to treat seizures, because alcohol could cause them. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I am taking 300mg of Gabpenti...
Updated 2 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...
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Opioid Withdrawal
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I'm confused!!! In this thread, Gabapentin and Pregabapentin are said to be the same drug then someone else says no, they're difference. I CANNOT take Gabapentin as it makes me crazy and angry. Is Pregabapentin going to do the same??? Also is there ANYTHING else anyone can think of to get off of Oxycodone??? I've been addicted for 15 years and a heavy user due to true pain. The last time I ran out I almost died. Can someone please help me with any suggestion other than rehab or Suboxone to get off of this??? Thank you!!! ## Hello, Diva! How are you? I believe you have the names mixed up. They are Gabapentin and Pregabalin, they are both in the same drug class, but are different medications. Both are classified by the FDA as anticonvulsants that have been proven to help with ...
Updated 4 days ago.
Is Gabapentin A Narcotic
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pleas i need to know for sure if gabapentin is a narcotic and i take them every day . i was perscribed them . i was told that they are i wanna know it they are 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! I...
Updated 6 days ago.
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 effects 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 t...
Updated 9 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 9 days ago.
orange pill b 29
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Oval orange pill with B 293 what type of pill is this ? ## I'm the person who is inquiring about the orange pill B 293.. Why has my son been prescribed this medication when he's already on 3mg a day of risper done 300 mg 3x a day of Gabapentin and proporanol 3x a day 10,mg each? ## Hello, Lia! How is your son doing? This tablet is manufactured by Breckenridge Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 300mgs of Oxcarbazepine, which is an anticonvulsant that can also help with some types of mood disorders. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Did his doctor give any reason for prescribing it? Was it supposed to replace one of the other medications? ## My son has been diagnosed with scizofrenia general anxiety ...
Updated 10 days ago.
Alternating doses of gabapentin
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My elderly mother is prescribed 800 gabapentin 3x daily. She sometimes takes only one or two doses. What effects will this have? ## Hello, MsDeb! How is your mother doing? It is more effective if taken at regular intervals and taking is on such an irregular schedule could cause various side effects, such as mood swings, headaches and increased pain, as reported by the NIH. It isn't actually harmful to do that, but it can cause some annoyances, such as those I listed above. Is she on any other medications?
Updated 10 days ago.
Testing Positive for Gabapentin
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I had a test done because I was supposed to be getting on pain managment. I took it on the 3rd of this month. It came back to day saying that they had found Gabapentin in it, but I dont know how as I had NEVER heard of it until today, and I have not been given it by may Neurologist, but the dr said that since that showed up I am NO LONGER aloud to get pain meds from them. I even tried explaining that it wasnt even a Narcotic, but they wont let me retake the test. Is there anything I can do to prove to them that they are wrong? ## UNFORTUNATELY, once any pain clinic finds things in your blood, by measurements, they will no longer provide any treatments for you ! They are all like that, you may just take one pill and if they are looking for certain levels, they will find out you took that...
Updated 11 days ago.
gabapentin 300mg equals ?? Lyrica
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How many 100 mg Gabapentin capsules equal 600 mg capsules of Lyrica? I'm in the process of changing Primary Care Physicians and will not have enough Lyrica to last until my new patient appointment. However I do have a number of Gabapentin capsules left over from when I was using them. So can I substitute my Gabapentin for my Lyrica..... ## 1 more thing...I was taking 2700 mg per day of gabapentin....but when I was prescribe lyrica it was 600 mg a day.... ## I've been taking 600 mg gabapentin 2 tabs 3 xs a day. Now I have 200 mg lyrica because I an out of gabs. I'm wondering if anyone knows the equivalence of each other so I don't over take the lyrica. Any advice???
Updated 12 days ago.
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. ## I have been taking gabapenton for about three months. Can th...
Updated 12 days ago.
gabapentin side effects rapid pulse
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gabapentin side effects rapid pulse from 85 to 105 at rest. Usually 60-70 at rest. ## And how are you feeling right now ? Did you notice these effects every time you took the Gabapentin ? Rapid heart beat is not specifically listed as a side effect of this medication, however there are other side effects which may be related ... such as dizziness, tremor, nausea, blurred vision. Have you had any of these? Medications which have a neurological effect on the body can certainly come with their own complications. Can you talk about any other details of your experience with this? ## The heart rate remains the same, but I feel better anxiety-wise, which is why I was prescribed it. Steill, I', concerned about the increased heart rate. The doctors say wait and see. Thanks ## Yes, I am exper...
Updated 13 days ago.
gabapentin a pain pill
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Gabapentin is for HIV patient only ## Hello, Sam! How are you? No, this medication is actually an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headaches and weight gain. It can be taken by those who do not have HIV, if their doctor prescribes it. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 14 days ago.
gabapentin side effects rapid pulse
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is there any chances of high blood pressure & giddiness after taking gabapentin ## My BP has increased significantly since my Neurotin was increased.
Updated 15 days ago.
Gabapentin Side effects??
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I started taking gabapentin 300mg daily 4 days ago and last night had some strange side effects. The first night I took it right before bed so had no side effects but was very groggy in the morning. The to next two nights I had this almost drunk feeling come over me, almost exactly 2 hours after taking the pill both nights. I was mentally impaired but had a kind of heavy head feeling and some slight tingling as I would if I were to drink. It passed and I was fine. Then yesterday I woke up pain free for the first time, and took the med for the fourth night and like clock work 2 hours later that feeling came over me and then I got double vision, trouble concentrating talking a ton, it makes me feel very uppity. Then I got this hot tingling down my back starting at the base of my skull dow...
Updated 15 days ago.
Detoxing off Benzos and Methadone
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Use Gabapentin to get off benzos. Go thru the methadone clinic to detox off methadone... I've done both and it works.
Updated 16 days ago.
can you take gabapentin with suboxone
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Can you take 300mg dose of gabapentin with a piece of suboxan strip about 2mgs want to know before i mixed both. ## Hello, Jen! How are you? I didn't find any problems or interactions listed between these two medications, so that should fine, as long as your doctor approves and it's always best to double check such information to be sure. The FDA classifies Suboxone as an opiate that is most commonly used to treat drug addiction, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Gabapentin may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was prescribed gabapentin and suboxone together by my dr.i ended switching to lyri...
Updated 17 days ago.
gabapentin metallic taste mouth
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I recently started taking gabapentin to alleviate nerve pain from fibromyalgia, but now I am having a metal taste in my mouth and all the teeth brushing in the world doesn't stop it. I am also eating myself out of house and home with this med.... anyone else have this problem, and if so, how do I stop it? ## Hello, Strephannie! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. The FDA does list these issues as possible side effects of taking Gabapentin, along with dizziness, headache, dry mouth and mood swings. However, most side effects do tend to improve, as your body gets used to the medication, but it may take a month or so. But weight gain is a problem that most people have when taking this medication and that doesn't usually change, as long as they are ...
Updated 17 days ago.

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