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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 ...
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gabapentin side effects elderly
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I am 72 and take 1500mg of Gabapentin along with .125mg of Mirapex for my neuropathy & RLS. Reading these articles make me very apprehensive. Should I have concerns? I don't think the Gabapentin is helping my neuropathy at this point as my feet just scream sometimes & they are painful when I walk. ## Hi Sue, About your concerns relating to Gabapentin's side effects, I think it's equally important to note that not everyone who takes these types of medications experiences them. Unfortunately the only way to know for sure is to try it (which you did); but depending on the long term benefits vs need factor, continuing its use is a risk only you can truly assess from what feels right and what doesn't. Have you talked with your doctor about trying any other alternative...
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how much gabapentin for a 90 lb dog
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My 9 year old Rottwieller KJ has been diagnosed with bone cancer We have opted not to go with leg amputation and to try pain management She was diagnosed 1 month ago and is not showing any signs of discomfort yet My vet prescribed Carprofen 75 mg twice a day and 400 mg of Gabapentin 3 times a day Im giving her the Carprofen as prescribed but feel like 1200 mg of Gabapentin is too much Im just giving her 400 mg at night I asked my vet and she didnt seem to know what the dosage should be Any information would be most welcome Thanks Lorraine ## My 112lb lab is on gabapentin. My vet says to give him 2 pills 2-3 times daily as needed (300mg ea.). Hope that helps. ## I'm sorry, we have no veterinarians on the site, so no way to advise you on how much is appropriate for a canine. This is u...
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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...
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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 4 days ago.
 
pain and depression
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i have been in ever increasing pain for the past 11 years.first i was told it was in my head.then fibromyalgia.now nueropathy.gabapentin and robaxin help but the pain is winning over.how do i disscuss getting at least tylenol#3 to add in?i am 48.i walk a lot.i try to stay active.some days i do not get out of bed.talking to a doctor about prescribing seems to be taboo.i do not want my doctor to label me as drug seeking.i am not.i am seeking help for better quality of life.i also have major depression. ## Ask your doctor to go to a pain management clinic. I know when I asked my doctor for help he wasn't able to give me things like pain management could. Make sure you keep notes as to how you're feeling daily and where your pain is and what type of pain you're feeling. I too su...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
gabapentin 300mg cap amn generic for neurontin ip 102
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I need the Lot # for the medication described above. It was purchased at Wal-Mart in Elk City, OK 20221. E 1110 County RD 73644. Org. Rx 11/25/2013. There is a small # on the very right side of the bottle. It is located right under the second to last digit of the store's telephone #. It is 10-0134. Rx*6753695 KRK I believe are the initials of the person that filled the prescription. I KNOW that this medication did NOT meet requirements and that they don't maintain shelf life. They are having a Drug Recall on this medication. I know that the product DID NOT meet the drug release dissolution specifications. The FDA has classified this recall as a "Class II" event. *Could cause "temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences." SERIOUS RISK. So far I...
Updated 10 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 ...
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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 11 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 12 days ago.
 
Gabapentin and Subutex breathing problems
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So, I started taking subutex, now up to 16mg, and gabapentin 900mg x3 daily. I’ve been to the ER twice in one week. I have episodes feeling like I can't breath. Even though I am getting oxygen, my brain is telling me it’s not enough. I feel like I'm suffocating. I stopped taking gabapentin a week ago, even stopped subutex 16mg for 2 days. Still my breathing doesn't feel right. I just don't feel like myself. I’ve been back on subutex for 2 days. Has anybody felt this way on subutex? I have had an EKG twice, blood work, chest xray, cat scan of neck to check for blockage. I do have high blood pressure and I am wondering if the subutex is restricting my vessels causing decreased blood flow, not carrying enough oxygenated blood to my heart. Does anybody have...
Updated 14 days ago.
 
Suffering with Gabapentin
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I began taking Gabapentin for terrible nerve pain, tingling, and numbness in both legs, from the thigh to the knee, particularly when I'm lying down. I also feel one arm go completely numb when I keep it raised for any period of time. Example: holding up my Kindle to read, or my phone to play Words With Friends. My internist prescribed it for me after I told him the pain was unbearable, and keeping me up at night. The side effects began once I had titrated up to my full dose of 300 mg., 3 times a day, for a total of 900 mg. The side effects were terrible. The dizziness and double vision got worse and worse with each passing day. Some days I was terribly nauseous, and most of the time, towards evening, I developed a raging headache. There were days I knew it was unsafe to drive. I ha...
Updated 14 days ago.
 
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 16 days ago.
 
Best times to take gabapentin
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I have started taking gabapentin 100mg twice a day. When is the best time to take it. Do the side effects go away or do you just have to put up with them? ## Hi sarah, Dosing schedules for Gabapentin are largely dependent upon your reasons for taking it. (i.e. - the usual adult dose for Epilepsy is as follows): Initial dose: 300 mg orally on day one, 300 mg orally twice a day on day two, then 300 mg orally 3 times a day on day three. Maintenance dose: 900 to 1800 mg orally in 3 divided doses. If necessary, the dose may be increased using 300 mg or 400 mg capsules three times a day up to 1800 mg/day. Dosages up to 2400 mg/day have been well tolerated in long-term clinical studies. Doses of 3600 mg/day have also been administered to a small number of patients for a relatively short durati...
Updated 16 days ago.
 
How can I stop taking gabapentin?
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I have been taking way too much gabapentin for several years now. I started taking it to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms from suboxone. Then I started taking more and more and found out that stopping gabapentin has its own terrible withdrawal. I take about twenty 600mg gabapentin pills a day. More or less depending on how much I have. When I run out the withdrawal is pretty bad but what's worse is that it lasts way too long. It takes at least the days to get through the worst of it. I could just really use some help. Does suboxone help alleviate gabapentin/lyrica withdrawal symptoms? ## A slow taper is usually the best and safest way to stop, since an abrupt withdrawal could create the risk of seizures, according to the FDA, along with nausea, fever, chills, anxiety, rebound pain...
Updated 18 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 18 days ago.
 
Gabapentin White Oval 4443 600 For What
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WHAT IS GABAPENTIN FOR? I WAS GIVEN THESE PILLS WITHOUT MY DOCTOR'S CONSENT. I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S SAFE FOR MY HEALTH? I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I TAKE IT. PLEASE LET ME KNOW NOW. THANKS! ## Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain. The main issue, if you don't have a prescription for it, however, is that it does not work right away, like a narcotic or anti-inflammatory would. This medication must be taken on a regular basis, for 4 to 6 weeks, to really start having its full effects in the body and help with the type of conditions that I mentioned. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, weight changes and dry mouth. Learn more: Are there any other questions? ## Thank you for the info on Gabepentin. I just started ...
Updated 18 days ago.
 
What is aurobindo pha taken for
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I can't find a description of my pills online. Aurobindo PHA, it's a white capsule DO3 on it. What do you take these pills for? ## Hello, Mannie! How are you? Aurobindo Pharma is actually the name of the manufacturer, not the medication. They list these capsules as containing 300mgs of Gabapentin. The FDA classifies this medication 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, dry mouth, weight gain and mood swings. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Is my generic amlod/benazeprel by Aurobino made in India and is it safe to take? ## My aurobindo is in an amox TR is that good with antibiotics? ## Took amphetamine salts 10 mg tablet 1/2 Tab ...
Updated 21 days ago.
 
How long before side effects resolve from gabapentin?
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My father who is 79 was started on 300 mg of gabapentin, three times a day. After the 4th dose, he was having hallucinations, tremors, and became tachycardic and arrhythmic. Although the MD prescribing would not say stop the medication, his cardiologist advised immediately stopping. He continues to be lethargic, confused and although better, still has some tremors about 36 hours after taking his last dose. His heart rate is down to around 84 now. How much longer until these side effects resolve? ## Hi Snigs, I'm very sorry to hear about your father's situation. Based on your description, it sounds to me like his cardiologist may know best. A lot of these side effects can be serious/life threatening and may require immediate medical attention if they persist. For the doctor to di...
Updated 22 days ago.
 
Gabix 300mg Tab
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What are the side effects of taking Gabix 300mg. tab every day? ## Gabix contains the active ingredient Gabapentin, it is an anticonvulsant that's also used to treat mood disorders and certain types of nerve pain. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. Learn more Gabix details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## please help me that I know minority of drugs but I don't know I can recognize the generic names of drug please make clear it for me
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