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NEURONTIN FOR DIABETIC NEUROPATHY

I have diabetes and neuropathy with severe pain in my hands, feet, and legs. My doctor has prescribed Neurontin for me for the last 2 years and says it will take away the pain I am having. He has also prescribed hydrocodone for the pain. When I am out of hydrocodone the neurontin does not take away any of the pain I am having. But my doctor insists that it will. Should I keep taking it or should I stop. It seems like it does not do anything for me. Thank You Very Much DONALD BURKS ## Hi Domald Burks, how much do you take a day? This is important as long term use of gabapentin can be difficult to stop taking especially at higher doses. You are diabetic, are you on a magnesium restricted diet? If not you could supplement your diet with magnesium rich foods or take a magnesium supplement. ...

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Alcohol and Gabapentin

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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substitute for gabapentin

Can anyone recommend a substitute for gabapentin? It is prescribed by my doctor to reduce pain. ## I am on 300 gms gaberpintin what else can i take to help me sleep stop muscle pain in the hands and calf thank you Stephen Burgess ## Gabapentin is a anticonvulsant that is also used to help treat/prevent nerve pain. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, and mood changes. There are other similar medications available, but they all require a prescription, so there is nothing equivalent available over the counter. Why do you want to stop taking it?

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Can Neurontin, Zanaflex and Naprosyn cause a false positive

Can Neurontin 600 mg. 5 times a day and Zanaflex 4 mg. 3 times a day and Naprosyn 250 mg. 2 times a day and over the counter ibu's cause you to have a false positive test result for thc? ## Yes, I hadn't had marijuana for over 6 months but I was on the Gabapentin and I came up positive for THC. ## This has happened to me also. I have seizures and chronic kidney stones and have been in the ER more times than I would like. I take gabapentin 1800 mg a day and I tested positive for thc. I am 50 years old and have only smoked once in my life when I was 18. I looked online at the hospital's patient portal and they now have in my chart that I am an illegal drug user. I don't have any idea what to do about this! Any opinions on this? ## Hey there, Just so you know, gabapentin is...

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Topamax and anxiety/social phobia?

Hi everyone. My 14 year old daughter has been on topamax (25 mg twice daily) for a number of years. She is being treated for anxiety, depression, mood disorder, tics, ADHD and has recently added social phobias to her list of complaints. The meds being used to treat her are Risperodone for the mood, Clonidine for the tics, Prozac for the depression/anxiety, and Topamax to control weight gain that occurs with Risperodone (and possibly to help with anxiety/tics). As she gets older, she seems to be retreating into herself even more. The anxiety is amping up, the depression too. She sleeps all day, and hasn't wanted to leave the house all summer. When I do manage to get her out of the house, the social anxiety is too much for her and she has severe meltdowns. Before she was put on all th...

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Oblong Pill White And Yellow With 511 Carved Into It

found this pill in my sons pack pack and I want to know what it is ## I haven't been able to find an exact listing for this, but the closest match I'm seeing is a white elliptical/oval shaped pill marked with 511 on one side and blank on the other (in black ink). There doesn't appear to be any yellow on either side, so I'm assuming that this probably isn't your pill. Hopefully this result can at least narrow down some of your options. Another person here on the site was looking for this same pill and was under the impression that it's probably something that's available over the counter. Have you tried asking your son where he got it from? ## I found this very big white pill while cleaning the garage. ( yeah a guy cleaning the garage) anyway it say: A 511 in ...

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which gelatine is used for gabapentin capsules bovine pork

I would like to know if the gelatine used on 100 mg gabapentin is pork or beef is it possible to find this out ## does bovine make the shell of gabapentin ## I need to know is gabapentin capsules are made pork or vegetable gelatin ## Is the gelatin in gabapentin pork or beef?

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gabapentin dot physical

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...

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Topiramate Drug Test And False Positive

I took a Topiramate 50mg for a migraine and i have a drug test for probation on friday. Will it show up? I dont use any other drugs. ## Hi sean, Although I don't think any probation test would cover this specific drug, Topiramate is generally excreted from the body within 4-5 days, in part, due to it's long 21 hour half-life. The example shown below, puts the half-life into better perspective: Monday - 50mg Tuesday - 25mg Wednesday - 12.5mg Thursday - 6.25mg Friday - 3.12mg Saturday - 1.56mg I'd say by Friday you should have 95% of it or more out of your system; especially if you're drinking plenty of fluids and eating clean. I hope this helps! ## I take Topamax too. After testing positive for a synethnic form of THC and I know I am clean. I starting researching about To...

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does neurontin show up in a drug test

I have been drug testing for DCFS for a couple months and i have restless leg syndrome so i usually take neurontin for it, but it is not prescribed. So since i have been drug testing i have been iffy about taking it cause i dont know what or if it shows up in a drug test, they spin test my urine. Will it show up in my system with a spin test and if so what will it show up as? ## I got tested after leaving detox into sober living and came up positive in a pee test for benzos. I was prescribed nuerontin at detox and was clean off everything else but neurontin for 5 days at the time of the test. ## I need to know if neurontin is gonna show up in a mouth swab ## I have been in a drug court program and took a soma and it came bk cuz they spun my urine I have been taking neurontin and no prob...

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ic gabapentin 300 mg bladder side effects

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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just started neurontin

II am a diabetic and having some neuopathy in my legs. After reading the comments I may have to think twice about taking. I sing and surely dont need a voice change. getting ready to make a cd project ! Someone told me that it can cause you to have suicide thoughts and i dont need that. Seems we take for one problem and creates another. linda f. ## I have been diagnosed with a nerve root compression at L5. My Pain Dr prescribed liqid nuerontin first 6mls a day for 3 days, then that amount twice a day for 3 days, then that amount 3 times a day from that point on. After I have read some about it I am almost afraid of takeing it. Is it safe for a 62 year old man. I am currently on Methadone 60 mg a day and some other medications. I was in a severe car accident when I was around 20 and have...

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pain management for fibromyalgia

What are the best medications to treat fibromyalgia? I am always hurting somewhere on my body. Especially my back, knees, and hips. I am so exhausted. I wake up every morning feeling like I didn't sleep at all. My doctor gave gabapentin 600mg 3 times a day. They don't work and neither does lyrica. I am just so tired of the pain. I also have trouble walking when my knees, back and hips hurt. Any info you can give me would greatly appreciated. ## There is really no best medication that I can mention, it can vary from person to person. The medications you've mentioned you've mentioned are great examples, they don't work for you, but they do work well for many others that try them. The NIH states the some antidepressants can help, such as Cymbalta or Savella. Have you tr...

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Prescription Drugs that will give you congestive Kidney failure.

Gabapentin 300 mg.cap, Protonix 40 mg.Tab., Amitiza 24 MCG cap, Zegerid 40-1100 Cap, MRI with Contrast ## Gabapentin aka neurontin controls seizures, assists with sleep. I take 800 each night with 12.5 zolpidem which is time released. Ive never slept so well. ## Of the medications you listed, Gabapentin, Protonix, and the contrast medium have all been known to have detrimental effects on the kidney, though such occurrences are very rare. How severe is it, and what treatment options has your doctor suggested? Do you have high blood pressure, or a cardiac condition?

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neuropathic pain

Has anyone used this drug for neuropatic pain or trigeminal neuralgia? I've been taking neurontin. It helps a little with the pain, but seems to also be causing weight gain. Thanks. ## I have been using neurotin for a few years and have been very pleased with it. it relieves my neuropathy, that is very mild. I tried topamax for a while and had HORRIBLE side effects. Run from it. ## I have a lot of nerve damage in my feet and legs. The doc put me on Neurotin for awhile, but didn't help much. Then he gave me Tramadol and this really helps with the pain. ## Mine was described/diagnosed as nonspecific neuropathic pain. Neurontin,Cymbalta and a few lesser known drugs were tried. At present Topomax and Lyrica are giving the most complete relief for me in years. Side effects are still ...

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R-667

Capsule, half brown half orange. The (r-), could possibly be (a-) ## This is 400mg Gabapentin or name brand Neurontin. It is used for nerve pain, nerve damage, neuropathy, seizures and convulsions among other things. Side effects include marked drowsiness, nausea, dizziness, among others. ## The identification provided is correct, and the marking is intended to be R 667. NDC: 00228-2667 Gabapentin may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, and mood changes. Inactive ingredients may include: - Ferrosoferric Oxide - Corn Starch - D&c Yellow No. 10 - Fd&c Blue No. 2 - Fd&c Red No. 40 - Gelatin - Mannitol - Shellac - Propylene Glycol - Ferric Oxide Red - Fd&c Blue No. 1 - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - Talc - Titanium Dioxide - Ferric Oxide Yellow...

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What Is The Best Generic Of Lamictal

I've been taking the generic for Lamictal for about five years. Recently I've been feeling different at about the beginning of the year. I use to take the white ones but now I am taking a generic by Taro. What is the best generic for this drug? I never really payed any attention until I started getting this crazy migraines. If anyone has any insights it would be much appreciated. ## There's really no way to say which is the best, since different people can react differently, so it depends on what works for you. The best idea I can give you is to check with your pharmacy and see who manufactured the ones that you used to take and ask if they can order them back in for you. They usually can and will sometimes do so for their regular customers. Does anyone else have any advice ...

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Was on dilantin for almost 48 years now vimpat

I had a seizure when 13 years old and put on dilantin. Had 2 more seizures till I was 21 and no more. I am now 61 years old. So it has been 40 years and no seizures. Mayo clinic md said per eeg I can have a seizure if I don't take seizure meds (?). From there he weaned me off dilantin and put me vimpat. I have been fully on vimpat for 1.5 months. My walking is bad - due to my cerebellum, which is bad due to the dilantin. Since on vimpat my unnormal gait has changed with different unnormal attributes. I have recently acquired tinnitus.... I am a buzzing bee. Unsure if it's from the vimpat or other reasons. I am trying to see my gp and neurologist about this - but still waiting for some questions answered. Like to my gp's nurse - should I see my gp 1st or do you want to refer ...

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over the counter substitute for gabapentin

I am presently taking gabapentin and if I forget 1 tablet it is awful. I can't sleep and my legs ache and the next morning because of the lack of sleep I can not function. I am on this medicine for back pain and I do believe it helps.. I would like to get off this drug and maybe try something natural but not sure what is in this. I have read several horror stories that have concerned me on the withdrawal from this drug. Just looking for something that may be a natural substitute. Thank you so much.. By the way I am 68 years old and take 600 mg at bedtime.. ## Hello, Eloise! How are you? Unfortunately, there is no over the counter equivalent. Rather than missing tablets, if you have a smart phone, there are quite a few reminder apps available for free that you can set to go off, so t...

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white pill with 13 2 on one side blank the other

I found a pill i dont recognize, it is a large, white pill, oblong, with 13 2 on one side with a line score mark between the 13 and 2 and it is blank on the other side. ## It's most likely Metformin Hydrochloride 1000 mg for treating type 2 diabetes (NDC 25000-132 among others) White oval tablet with a score line and imprint 132 Inactive ingredients: - Povidone - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Magnesium Stearate - Polyethylene Glycols - Polyvinyl Alcohol - Talc - Titanium Dioxide Ref: DailyMed ## I take Metformin 1000mg and the 13 2 with score mark in middle is on pill ## That is correct. It is metformin 1000 mg. ## Its def. metformin 1000mg immediate release.

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