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how long do side effects of gabapentin last
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I was prescribed gabapentin for nerve pain and my ankle feet and legs swelled really badly I changed to pregabalin but they are still swollen is this a side effect of the medication or could it be something else ## I was prescribed Gabapentin 3 x daily 300mg for severe right leg pain after back surgery. This is the worst drug ever! I had extreme shortness of breath and reported it to the FDA and my doctor.
Updated 5 hours ago.
Can side effects of gabapentin be similar to dementia?
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I have been taking gabapentin and lamictal for bipolar for about 2 years. I am very sensitive to medications so my doses have had to be cut back a few times. I do not take what a "normal" dose would be as I do not tolerate it well. I am having trouble with my memory. I am concerned about my medication doing this. I have sometimes forgotten names or what I did the past few days or a week ago. I get confused over things that should not confuse me. I have lost interest in doing my hobbies. Please let me know if it is possible side effect?
Updated 18 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...
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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...
Updated 2 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 8 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 14 days ago.
yellow capsule IP102
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yellow capsule with IP102 on the capsule Can you tell me what this is and what it is used for? ## Hello, Zoey! How are you? This capsule is listed as containing 300mgs of Gabapentin, which is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 18 days ago.
my reaction to gabapentin 100mg 3 x's a day
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I was taking 100mg twice a day. My Dr. upped it to 100mg three times a day. I've been taking this for four weeks now. My eyes have been burning for over three weeks and I've had the feelings of my skin crawling for the past two weeks. Today I've been having trouble breathing, my chest tightening, and burning sensations in my face, eyes, hands, feet, and throat. Within 30 minutes time I've had round, red lesions popping out on my face, head, arms, legs, feet, and hands ## Hello, Tamisena! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problems that you're having. I think you need to see your doctor, or go to an urgent care or ER and have this checked out. That sounds like you may be having some type of allergic reaction and the trouble breathing is especially concerning, b...
Updated 18 days ago.
gabapentin 600 mg half discard
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I had initially broken tablets in half and then read instructions to take at next dose or asap or throw away. I am afraid I jumped the gun in breaking them. Are these half pills less effective? Is there a danger? I have this need to know why discard. ## Yes, they do need to be used within a couple days of splitting them, they tend to lose effectiveness very fast, thus you do need to dispose of them. Side effects to this medication may include nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes and mood swings. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have a new prescription for gabapentin 600 mg R 636, i need to know if these are time release so i can get these changed due to my job requirements, thanks
Updated 24 days ago.
gabapentin sleepiness
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I am very sleepy-feel like I can't wake up - feel like I can't remember the last few days since starting this med
Updated 26 days ago.
capsule yellow pill with ip 102
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What does this pill make you feel like I'm curious to the side effects ## Hello, Rhonda! How are you? This capsule contains 300mgs of Gabapentin, which is an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and as a mood stabilizer. Thus, if you're expecting any of the effects of a narcotic analgesic, they will not occur, since it is not related to them and doesn't work like they do. The normal side effects for this medication may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you...I don't usually take other people's medicine, b/c for the past 25 years I stop taken them...started realizing on body reflexology...but for some reason the pain I was having won't go away....I only took fo...
Updated 27 days ago.
Tapering off meds to get pregnant
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I was in a car accident several months ago and currently take Gralise (1200mg once a day), Meloxicam (15 mg once a day) and the Mini Pill (for endometriosis). I'm having severe nausia (likely related to endometriosis) and burning in my throat (likely acid reflux) so I can't eat much. I desparately need to have an endoscopy and colonoscopy (for GI issues) and laperscopy (for endometriosis). However, I was told I need to be off these meds for at least one week before these procedures can be done. And I need to taper off gralise. Plus, I'm turning 40 and want to have a baby and my egg supply is low. I'd like to get pregnant asap, but I'm worried about pain being too much from accident and the effects these meds may have on fetus. I'm obviously not going to take meds...
Updated 30 days ago.
myoril 4 mg
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prescribed for neck pain ## side effects of myoril 4 mg ## I am having viertigo problem.Doctor has advised me to take 'Myoril 4mg'tab twice a day as he thinks that it is good for my Spondlyses problem as per my Xray.Neck is not paining. Iam also suffering from acidity problem. ## suffering from neck,shoulder and left hand and upper left chest pain since last one month with partial numbness in fingers more on index finger of left hand. x-ray and MRI revealed degenerative changes on the cervical discs with herniation on C6-C7. Initially took medicine for 15 days Gabapentin 300mg, BD libotryp OD at night and altracet tabs but got relieved from pain till the effect of medicines. and again took medicine myroil caps 4 mg 1BD, nimica plus 1 BD ( Nimsulide+ paracetamol) sumo spray TDS +...
Updated 1 month ago.
Gabapentin 900 mg/day side effects
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I've been taking one gabapentin 300 mg three times per day starting six days ago for severe spinal stenosis. It's been a miracle drug for me in terms of pain relief and makes oxycodone seem like a placebo. Unfortunately, starting two days ago I started to experience pronounced swelling in my legs and feet. I'm already taking 25 mg of hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure and I thought that would prevent any swelling but it hasn't. If I can deal with the swelling and being uncomfortable from it do I still have to go off the gabapentin? Are there any medical reasons I can't accept the swelling in order to have the benefits of the gabapentin? After the first two days on gabapentin I went from 10 mg of oxycodone every 4 hours to 5 mg twice a day, sometimes just onc...
Updated 1 month ago.
op 60
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Is there any other medication that can be used for back pain that is not addictive ## Hello, Bud! How are you? Yes, there are others that might help that aren't habit forming opioids. Some anticonvulsants, such as Gabapentin have been shown to help with some types of nerve pain. Typical side effects to them include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight gain. Several of the SSRI antidepressants have also been known to help, they carry side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, weight changes and mood swings. Another category would be the nonsteroidal ant-inflammatories, such as Meloxicam. Typical side effects may include nausea, headache, dizziness, stomach pain and increased risk of bleeding. However, they do not work like opiates and are not as potent. Is there...
Updated 1 month ago.
gabapentin 600 mg twice a day
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I was taking gabapentin 400mg 2x a day. Dr bumped me up to 600 2x a day, and I feel unsteady and wired in the head. Will my body adjust to it? Also he prescribed klonipin 1mg at bed. ## Hello, Kim! How are you doing? Yes, it is normal to experience side effects, any time your dosage is raised and they should taper off in about 4 weeks or so, once your body gets used to the new dosage. Typical side effects of Gabapentin may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. Klonopin is a benzodiazepine that's most commonly used to treat anxiety and nervous disorders, though it can also help with insomnia. It carries the risk of being habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. If the symptoms continue or ...
Updated 1 month ago.
I suuffer from neuropothy in my legs and feet
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Hi. I suffer neuropothy and was offerred gabapentin by the specialist and i refused because having lost and maintained 8 stones of weight over a few years, i sure dont want to take any meds that cause weight gain. So i got a phonecall saying because ide refused the gabapentin they have discharged me.
Updated 1 month ago.
when using gabapentin and oxycodone what will i test positive for
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If I'm taking oxycodone and gabapentin how did I test positive for THC? I haven't smoked in a year. I took three tests and I tested positive for the oxycodone. Now the doctor Prescribed gabapentin and I tested positive for THC. ## Hi. I was offerred gabapentin for my neuropothy but as i've worked very hard to loose and maintain 8 stone weight i refused them as no way do i want to put weight on ever again so i got a phonecall in a few days saying that because i refused the gabapentin i have been discharged. Now what can i do?
Updated 1 month ago.
Neuropathy and Pain
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I have Huntingtons accompanied by neuropathy which is causing excruciating, widespread pain. My pain manager is telling me that in Tennessee they are being required to reduce patient's dosage. As my disease progresses the pain increases. As my disease symptoms increase the pain med dosage is decreasing and life continues to be quite the challenge. Does anyone know a good doctor or pain manager in my area? ## Hello, Eric! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. However, that is true, they are required to reduce dosages of many patients, if they are currently taking more than a set amount each month. Thus, it's going to be the same, regardless of what doctor you go to and, due to other regulations that were also put in place, if you require controlled ...
Updated 1 month ago.
how to get gabapentin out your system
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I have bipolar. I've been taking gabapentin for 2 years now. I just changed pharmacys & getting a different manufacture of the gabapentin. I have been crying about an hour after I take it & get nausous. I have never had this problem before. Do u think it could be the way its manufactured? ## Hello, Cindy! How are you? There can be slight fluctuations in the amount of the active ingredient from one generic to the next, or when going from the name brand to a generic, so that might be what's causing your problems. It sounds like the new ones might be a little stronger than the one you were taking, before. Both the nausea and the mood swings can be normal side effects of this medication and would be expected with a dosage adjustment. You may also experience dry mouth, dizzin...
Updated 1 month ago.

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