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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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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 11 hours 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 therefore is not tested for on any drug screenings. ## I have be...
Updated 1 day ago.
Gabapentin and addiction
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My husband is prescribed gabapentin. He has been taking it for about four years now. He first took it while in rehab to overcome opiate addiction. He can take ten 600mg tablets at once and go about his day. When he runs out he buys it through other means. When he can't find it, he takes opiates. I am an extreme enabler and I give him money every week. He lies and steals and pawns things to support his habit. I need help. I don't know what to do. He wants help but doesn't want to go to rehab. How can I help him and save our family? ## Sara, that's tough to hear. You pretty much described me. My wife took our 3 kids and stayed with her parents for a week. It scared me so bad that I let my pill addiction ruin my life. I talked her in to coming back and I continued to take p...
Updated 5 days ago.
What Happens If I Take 200 Mg Of Gabapentin
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What Happens If I Take 200 Mg Of Gabapentin i need to know i already took it before i knew what milligrams it was i am worried what will happen what mental effects will it have on me???? ## Hi Alicia, Were you prescribed this medication or was it someone else's? I personally don't think you should have anything to worry about as far as side effects go if you only took this one dose. Gabapentin has a half life of 5 to 7 hours. So, for example, if you took 200 mg of gabapentin Monday at 4 PM, 100 mg would still be in your system at approx. 9 to 11 PM. Generally, it can take anywhere from 5-7 half-lifes before the drug is completely out of your system (but you should stop feeling its effects before then). Gabapentin was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and is cur...
Updated 5 days ago.
what helps the most with neuropathy
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I have been taking gabapentin 800 mg 3x s per day along with tramadol 2 4 xs a day an still hurt anyone have any suggestions please ## Hi Susan, A few alternative options you might want to look into for neuropathy/nerve pain/nerve regeneration may be: CBD/THC (from cannabis) - Alpha Lipoic Acid - Cayenne - Also consider further research on the following: -Essential Oils -Magnesium -Vitamin B6 -Skullcap -Evening primrose oil -Colloidal silver There are actually even more potential treatments in the realm of natural remedies, but I hope this info helps as far as some suggestions go. Has anyone here tried any of these with success? I for one am a witness to seeing a cl...
Updated 6 days ago.
how long does it take gabapentin to work
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I have nerve pain in my right arm Doctor gave me gabapentin 300mgs to take twice daily how long does it take before I feel it working ## Hello, Dano! How are you? Since it isn't an actual analgesic, it may take 4 to 5 weeks, before it reaches its full level of efficacy in your body to see if it helps you. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## took 3 days for relief of my nerve pain this time atound (in my buttock of all places) 2 years ago it is the only drug that kept me sane while waiting for a knee replacement. ## i took that 2 every 6 hours and i started walking down the steps and my legs gave out, i don't mean it will happen to you cos everybody is diffe...
Updated 8 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 9 days ago.
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 12 days ago.
side effects of gabapentin off it 2 weeks with terrible side affects docs not doing much at all just me not coping and very depressed weird help
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Side affects of being on it 2 weeks now and have alot of really bad stuff going not helping me much at my wits end now..anyone help?think this is gonna be a difficult one?but any info regarding the way i am feeling would be great please! ## I quit taking the gabapentin almost 2 weeks ago!! I could have been the one writing your post!!! Help!!! I'm miserable too!!! ## Hi...are you having any side affects?mine was abruptly stopped by my stupid doc half way through tapering off that crap,im not any better and has left me with the worst side affects (hopefully not permanent)pain worse than ever,thats the easiest bit..the other stuffs a nightmare.hope your coping?be good to know how your feeling?! ## One thing I'd like to remind everyone of is that ...
Updated 13 days ago.
gabapentin 300 with Lortab
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Is it safe to take Lortab 10mg 6 to 8 hours apart from gabapentin? I have chronic pain in my legs, back and hips and I also have ressless legs. I was needing to know if it is safe to take these two meds. As long as they are 6 to 8 hours apart. ## Hello, Kindhal! How are you? Yes, they can be taken together, as long as your doctor has prescribed them both for you, there isn't even a requirement to take them hours apart, since they are not in the same medication class. Gabapentin is classified by the FDA as an anticonvulsant that is also approved to treat certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, weight gain and mood swings. Lortab is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming ...
Updated 13 days ago.
gab dic lid bac
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What is GAB/DIC/LID/BAC 4/2/2/1 P ## Hello, Tom! How are you? Those abbreviations stand for… Gabapentin, which is an anticonvulsant that's also used to treat certain types of nerve pain. Diclofenac, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. Lidocaine, which is a topical anesthetic. And Baclofen, which is a muscle relaxant. The numbers are just the dosage combination. This is most commonly a topical cream/ointment that must be made by a compounding pharmacy and is used to treat minor pain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I GOT RX INSUR WONT COVER AND THEY WONT $1163 FOR IT
Updated 14 days ago.
does gabapentin show up at a lab test
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In court today I had to take a on spot drug screen, I passed and failed for everything. 3 days ago I took some gabapentin for a headache.. It didnt show up on the on spot test but they want to send it to the lab to test me for synthetic. Will it show up at the lab test or am I good?
Updated 17 days ago.
yellow capsule 300mg ig322
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Someone gave me a few and said it would help with my back pain but nothing is it even good for back pain? ## Hello, Lyonett! How are you? This capsule is manufactured by InvaGen Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 300mgs of Gabapentin. The FDA classifies this medication as an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. That said, this is not an actual analgesic, so you can't just take one or two that have been given to you by a friend and have pain relief, they don't work that way. They must be taken all the time, for about 4 to 6 weeks, to reach their full level of effectiveness in your bod...
Updated 18 days ago.
is it ok to take
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Hi, I have ex-stream pain under my rib cage, just did cat scan and won't be able to see dr. till monday, I can't sleep and in constant pain day and night, can I take together gabapentin (I take for my neuropathy daily) and Naproxen for shoulder inflammation and hydrocodon-acedaminophen 5-325 or even Tramadol 50 mg tablets and be safe for the pain? Thank you ## Hi tcats, Sorry to hear about your level of pain. From what I could gather, the Naproxen should be fine. However, according to's drug interaction checker, there are drug interactions listed between the combination of Gabapentin and Hydrocodone, stating that taking the two together may decrease Hydrocodone's effectiveness. They don't go into any specific details determining why this is the case, but you ...
Updated 20 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 22 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 22 days ago.
is it ok to take 500mg methacarbam and 100mg gabapentin together
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I ran out of my tramadol was wondering if could be take the gabapentin in its place with my methacarbam muscle relaxants ? ## Hello, Slo! How are you? Gabapentin is not an actual analgesic, so it won't work like the Tramadol. As classified by the FDA, it's actually an anticonvulsant that can also help with some types of nerve pain and some mood disorders, but it must be taken for 4 to 6 weeks, before it will reach its full level of efficacy in the body and alleviate pain. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. Tramadol, however, is an opioid analgesic that carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and constipation. Methocarbamol is a muscle r...
Updated 23 days ago.
Cap gabapentin 300mg
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Please, can these capsules be taken for disc related pain in spinal cord / cervical pain?
Updated 24 days ago.
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 25 days ago.

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