Best Times To Take Gabapentin

sarah Says:

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?

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David Says:

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 duration, and have been well tolerated. The maximum time between doses in the 'three times a day' schedule should not exceed 12 hours.

Based on the above information, if you're only taking two pills a day, I would probably suggest one in the morning hours and one in the early evening hours. Just be sure to stay consistent with some sort of schedule so your body can become more accustomed to the effects of it.

As far as side effects go, they "most-likely" wont go away until you stop taking what's causing them in the first place. It's unfortunate, but that's really the fact of the matter when it comes to prescription drugs. Have you tried any other types of medication as a treatment option, that are perhaps safer?

Learn More: Gabapentin Details

I hope this info helps!

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anne Says:

I have taken a 300mg mistakenly 2hours apart instead of 8, what should I do

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becky Says:

I am taking one 300 mg one hour before bed to help sleep but it takes me twice as long to get to sleep this normal

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Vette Says:

Does gabapentin 300mg help u sleep well at night ,and I take 3 at bedtime, with keppra XR.

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nadine Says:

I am taking 300 mg of gabapentin and was wondering should I split to 1 in the morning and 2 at night? I have been taking all three at night, but during the day I don't feel a difference in pain after doing anything.

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Catwoman Says:

I take It as needed especially to sleep for my anxiety

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Barbara Says:

I am new to Gabapentin. I am prescribed 1 300mg capsule at night. In 2 days it increases to 2 capsules. What is the best time to take these? Currently I take it about an hour before bed. However, in the morning, I feel like a zombie until about 11AM. Help!!

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Smileyface38 Says:

I now take gabapetin four times a day but dont when to take them need help

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Smileyface38 Says:

Take gabpapetien four times a day when to take the fourth one

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Maria Says:

When is the best time to drink Gabapentin at night before going to bed or in the morning

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