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bwad Says:
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.

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Verwon Says:
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:


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barbiknowsall Says:
what are the bad things with this drug and alcohol?

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Jo Walker Says:
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 leave u running for the nearest bathroom 20 mins after food or drink!!

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Daisy Says:
I have been on mirapex for 5 years, but because of the gambling side effects, have gradually stopped. My doctor prescribed gabapentin 100mg, for restless legs. I started last night and needed 2 for relief. Along with minor side effects, I have a terrible headache this morning. I normally have one drink in the evenings. Should I stop alcohol while taking this prescription.?

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Jessica Says:
I am currently tapering off klonopin, take 200 mg of Zoloft, 40 mg of propranolol and am about to start gabapentin to ease the withdrawal effects of klonopin. I like to drink wine socially. Will I still be able to do so?

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marcella whitford Says:
i,m on 900mg gabapentin .i., wondering is confusion and withdrawing from everyone and feeling like i dont care have everything to do with this drug? i,m diabetic,,on insulin n pills,amongst other i have recurrent bells palsy

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Jjfish Says:
Yes, stop!!! I've been on Gabapentin 600mg for 28 days. I had 8oz of beer and my head pounded for days. You can't take a pain reliver, because it makes the Gabapentin stronger, which just makes the headache worse!!! Plus others have reported blacking out when combining even a little alcohol with Gabapentin.

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Darren Says:
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I drink beer all the time and I'm still alive. I'm currently taking 1800 mg a day.

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Annie Says:
I've been taking 300 mg, once a day for a month for pinched nerve in my back. Have had serious depression this week. It's one of the listed side effects. I am going to try to wean off after I talk to my doctor.

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emma Says:
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Darren how long have you been on gabapentin for and what dose its coming up to christmas and I will be wanting a family drink but people comments are putting me off .emma.

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Darren Says:
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I take 2100 mg a day and also like my Budweiser. My balance is a wreck when I drink, but that could be from the MS. No major issues.

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Darren Says:
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I've been taking 2100 mg of gabapentin for 4 years religiously. I have drank on numerous occasions. No problems at all besides possibly over consuming lol. You have absolutely nothing to worry about.

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ThisBudForU Says:
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You and me pal, take my 2000mgs gabs and drink cold Budweiser at night, no problemo!! Work everyday, no side effects, no headache, nada. I started for restless legs on gabs also, liked how mello it seem to make me, added Budweiser myself.

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