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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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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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Cap gabapentin 300mg
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Please, can these capsules be taken for disc related pain in spinal cord / cervical pain? ## Yes, they are often prescribed for certain types of nerve pain. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight changes. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 2 days ago.
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For the past 2 years I have been using a cpac machine to sleep but lately I will wake 5 or more times a night. My doctor prescribe medication for RLS, but did not work, now he has prescribed Gabapentin 300 mg to help me sleep. What I have been reading about the med. I can't find no where that it is for sleeping. ## I was just given a prescription for gabapentin 300mg 90 minutes before bedtime. Can increase 300mg every night to a max of 1200. This increase is weekly. I have symptoms of restless leg syndrome but my problem is much more than RLS. I have heavy legs and problems with balance. I was on Requip with some help to the symptoms but developed compulsive gambling problem. Is anyone else in a similar situation or have any advice for me as to what to expect. I have had this proble...
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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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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.
oblong white pill H49 scored
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I need to know if this pill is gabapentin / neurontin? It's a big oblong pill with a line in the middle and H49 on the other side.
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difference between gabapentin ACT & gabapentin GLE, both 600mg TAB
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What is the difference between gabapentin 600mg TAB ACT and gabapentin 600mg TAB GLE? ## Hello, Curious! How are you? They are the same, the only difference is that they've been manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies, since this is a generic medication. For instance, the GLE stands for Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. The FDA classifies this medication as being an anticonvulsant that is also approved to treat certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. It typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, good signs and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## They have different colors one is white one is green does this make a difference
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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...
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Gabapentin dosage and administration for dogs
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How often do I give gabapentin to my dog? She is 35 pounds. Do I give it to her every 8 hours?
Updated 4 days ago.
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...
Updated 6 days ago.
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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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 8 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 nueropathy.gabapentin and robaxin help but the pain is winning 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 10 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 14 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.
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 17 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 18 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 20 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 20 days ago.

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