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Gabapentin increased appetite

Recently given this medicine and no exaggeration: Within 20 minutes a ate a 450 cal Boston Market TV dinner, ANOTHER in 15 minutes and two White Castle sliders next. I’ve NEVER hit a refrigerator like a Tasmanian Devil before. If there was more food, I’d have eaten it. Oh yeah, there we’re some mozzarella lunch cheese snack, killed those too! EASILY consumed 1,300 calories in LESS than an hour! While the med IS helpful, THAT’S truth! ## Gabapentin has been known to do that to some people, unfortunately. Most medications in this class, that were originally used to treat seizures, carry a warning about possible weight gain. I tried it, for awhile, but it really didn't help my pain, at all, and it was causing a lot of side effects, so I tapered off of it. Ref: M...

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Gabapentin Drug Side Effects and Information

## Has anyone had any problems with taking this drug? I was given the drug for restless legs. ## I take 300mg. and have memory loss, tiredness so bad I'm not sure I want to continue taking it.The doc. wants me to try another drug to give me some umph. Not to sure about that. ## Things to consider - how long have you taken the medication, what exactly do you take it for, what other medications do you take (prescriptiion & OTC). A drug's side effects may diminish or vanish completely over time. A person's age may enter into the overall picture and,as always, a second opinion never hurt. ## Since taking it I have been getting a lot of colds/bronchitis duet to low energy and high white cell count. ## I have been taking it for 2 months and the effects are not getting any bett...

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gabapentin causing a metallic taste in mouth

I recently started taking gabapentin to alleviate nerve pain from fibromyalgia, but now I am having a metal taste in my mouth and all the teeth brushing in the world doesn't stop it. I am also eating myself out of house and home with this med.... anyone else have this problem, and if so, how do I stop it? ## Hello, Strephannie! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. The FDA does list these issues as possible side effects of taking Gabapentin, along with dizziness, headache, dry mouth and mood swings. However, most side effects do tend to improve, as your body gets used to the medication, but it may take a month or so. But weight gain is a problem that most people have when taking this medication and that doesn't usually change, as long as they are ...

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Is a Green Oval Pill R 636 a Lorcet?

What is a light green oval pill with the imprint R 636? Is it Lorcet? ## The pill being described is Gabapentin 600 mg (NDC 0228-2636). Gabapentin was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and is also prescribed to relieve neuropathic pain. Inactive Ingredients: - Calcium Stearate - Crospovidone - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose - Polyethylene Glycols - Titanium Dioxide - Ferric Oxide Yellow - FD&C Blue No. 2 - Hypromelloses Ref: DailyMed ## I have this tablet. Will it help with a tooth ache? ## Probably not as well as other types of pain medication such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.

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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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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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Taking Gralise for Trigeminal Neuralgia

I take Gralise for Trigeminal Neuralgia, TN2 (1800 mg). It works far better then Gabapentin, which made me feel terrible. I have trouble with most drugs…they don’t work allergic reactions…. 600 mg worked for the first month. My only side effect was terrible heartburn that came and went. Then it just stopped working. At 1800 mg I must take with other drugs….Klonopin and Aimovig. I was also on Cymbalta, but gained 60 pounds, had severe insomnia and terrible nocturnal leg pains. I got off it, but now need something to get that pain under control again.

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Serdep and Urbanol

My son is taking serdep (antidepressant) and urbanol (anticonvulsant)- What should I be concerned about in regards to side effects and what other solutions besides medication is there? ## The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and irritability. The Urbanol also carries the risk of being habit forming. Counseling might help, but medications are usually used for a while, to keep things under control, until the counseling helps. What condition is being treated? ## Good evening. My 56 year old mother has been on Serdep and Urbanol for littlw over a month, due to depression and signs of dementia. She has no appetite, she is complaining of headaches daily and she experiences days where she is nauseous. She is also complaining of a scratching ...

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Which gelatin is used for Gabapentin capsules?

I would like to know if the gelatin used on 100 mg gabapentin capsules are bovine (beef) or pork? 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? ## Is the capsule made with pork or beef or vegan? ## There appear to be multiple manufacturers of Gabapentin capsules. Each one may use a different set of inactive ingredients. Please share either the NDC code (preferred if possible), Manufacturer Name, or any other specific details about your capsules (such as color, letter or numbers on them). ## It is made from animal. I am highly allergic and had to order vegetable based capsules off Amazon and manually dump the med from one to the next. I...

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Gabapentin and Nortriptyline

Gabapentin and Nortriptyline were prescribed after chemo nerve damage. I would break out in shingles and barely walk due to pain on my right leg. I took Gabapentin by itself and I was still suffering. After adding Nortriptyline I was so thankful. I haven't had any more pain since. ## That's awesome!!! I'm so very glad that they are working for you. I tried Gabapentin for sciatic pain, but it messed with me far more than it helped, it was causing odd blood work results, making me really tired, headaches, and etc., what the FDA calls the typical side effects. For me, it just wasn't worth continuing to take it. I've never been on Nortriptyline, but it is often used to treat these types of neuralgia. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizzi...

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Topiramate / Topamax issues when drinking alcohol

I have observed several side effects while taking Topiramate as prescribed by my doctor. I know I need to be careful when consuming alcohol and taking this medication. With that being said, I am an adult and fully aware of my actions, and although I am not increasing my consumption, but furthermore more mindful and drinking what I would consider less. I am noticing nights where I am forgetting a lot the next day or black outs... has anyone else had this occur as well while taking this mediation? I am only on 50mg. ## There are warnings stating that you should not mix alcohol with Topirimate, due to the side effects that it may cause, which could include psychological issues, severe dizziness, drowsiness, and memory issues. REF: Topamax This PDF lists some details provided by the FDA. Al...

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Gabapentin and opiate withdrawals

Does gabapentin help at all with opiate withdrawals? Does it make it at all any more comfortable? ## It may help alleviate some of the symptoms and prevent the risk of possible seizures, according to FDA reports. Has your doctor prescribed it for you? Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight changes. Are you on any other medications? ## I've been off methadone for 9 days and I took 3 Co-codamol. Will that make my withdrawals even worse? Also, does gabapentin help with opiate withdrawal? ## Hello, I am currently on day 6 of being off opiates after a 60-80mg (give or take a day) habit for 2 years... My first 2 days I didn't use anything to cope with withdrawals. Over the next 3 days, I took 900mg of gabapentin, 600mg of gab...

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Gabapentin Withdrawals Question

I've been on Gabapentin for two days, taking 100mg twice. Will I have withdrawals if I stop taking it? ## No, there should be any issues after such a short period of time on such a low dose. Why are you stopping it, already? The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, fluid retention, mood swings, and weight gain. ## Okay, thank you. :) I could be wrong but it seems as if Gabapentin only made things worse for me. The pain I was having prior to taking it, seemed to get more frequent. Also, my chest pain seemed to last longer than usual. ## I stopped cold turkey and now have been itching for two days like crazy. ## Try a histamine.

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Gabapentin and mood swings

Please help me! I feel like I'm losing my mind. My husband is taking gabapentin for a pinched nerve in neck/slash shoulder. He's 100 mile and hour, talks constantly (quiet before) easily angered, manic, can't sit still, cries (not a crier), happy, sad, furious, depressed, upbeat, all can change at any minute and on to the next. He has corrected me, yelled, humiliated me, and all this has happened in two weeks. I'm walking on egg shells, kinda scared at times. I try to talk to him about It and one minute he realizes that he's acting manic then the next it's my fault he's acting this way. ## Yes, Gabapentin can cause those types of side effects in some people that take it, according to FDA reports, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, and weight gain. Has hi...

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What is amit/gaba/lido cream?

Thought there would be some instructions and side effect information in the bag when I picked up my prescription, but don't have any info. Can you help? ## Hi Dean, The Gaba stands for Gabapentin and the Lido stands for Lidocaine. I'm not entirely certain of the other abbreviation, but do have my suspicions that it stands for Amitriptyline. Both Amitriptyline and Gabapentin are known for coming in pill form and I have also heard of Gabapentin being mixed in these types of creams by compounding pharmacies. However, I have not been able to verify the same when it comes to Amitriptyline. I just don't see any other medication name with this prefix. Aside from the prefix, the other thing that leads me to believe that Amit stands for Amitriptyline is that NIH lists it as being mar...

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side effects of gabapentin methylcobalamin tablets

My father is a cerebral Haemorrhage patient with right side limb weakness and imbalance to fall. The doctor has prescribed to take. GABAPENTIN 300mg+METHYLCOBALAMIN 500mg. Is he taking the right medicine?? ## Hi. I am 38 years old now and ihave been on blood pressure control drugs for 10 years now. In January 2014 i started having pains in my chest and my drugs was increased.diagnosed i currently use carvedilil 50mg, gabapentin 300mg and methycobalamin 500mg, creator rosuvastatin 5mg and hydrochlorotiazidecandesartan cilexetil and hydrochlorotiazide (atacand plus 16/12.5mg). I have lost a lot of weight since and don't want to lose any more weight as i am beginning to look too thin for my liking. Pls advice on which of the drugs may result in weight loss and how i might stop this. I ...

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Lingering effects of Gabapentin

I tapered off gabapentin two weeks ago but still feel stoned and have no get up n go. Lots of gas still as well. Is this normal and how long will it take to be lucid and energetic again? ## How long were you taking it, and how much were you taking each day? Did you taper off of it, or just stop it cold turkey? Those can be withdrawal effects of Gabapentin, according to FDA reports, along with rebound pain, rebound depression, and a risk of seizures if you stop cold turkey from high doses. Are you on any other medications? ## Took it for 2 1/2 months. 1200 mg for 1 1/2 months. 600 mg for two weeks then 300 mg for two weeks. Stopped after that. I'm also on 40 mg of Paxil. ## It took at least a month for me to feel normal after dumping Gabapentin. I weaned off of it slowly & I only...

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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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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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Dosage for Lamictal 3mg

My doctor started me on Lamictal 3mg for my mood disorder. What is the usual dosage for this medication? This seems like a low dose. Does anyone else take this medication for mood disorders? ## I need to get info about the meds my spouse is taking. He is seeing several specialists and each one gives him prescriptions and he is taking about 30 meds a day. I think it is too much and affecting him. Any help?? ## Hi April, It looks like dosages for Lamictal can range from 2 mg all the way up to 200 mg. [1] So yes, 3 mg would be on the lower end of the dosing scale. Was he prescribed the orally disintegrating tablets? From what I read this medication can be used to help treat seizures as well as help with mood swings for adults with bipolar disorder. [2]

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