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Gabapentin and clonazepam
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I have been taking 300 to 900 mg's of Gabapentin for at least 15 yrs. for restless legs..doesn't seem to be enough now but am hesitant in taking more. Would it help if I took Cal Mag supplements as well at night? I also take a good magnesium supplement at night too. Also because of a recent trauma I'm on one mg of Clonazepam as well which doesn't much help. It puts me out for a couple of hours and then I'm awake. Between the restless legs and the lack of sleep my nights are a bloody nightmare and I'm totally fatigued the next day. Any help out there. Also I'm 75 yrs. old. ## Since my last post, I've seen my doctor and she says I can take 4 gabapentin a night so 1200mg's. It's a lot I know but it's helping the restless legs. Also, and this may ...
Updated 14 hours ago.
gabapentin positive drug test
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had a drug test on a monday was negative had one on wednesday it was positive on friday it was negative again and it was positive for gabapentin never took that in my life what other med would make it come out positive for gabapentin
Updated 15 hours ago.
Yellow capsule IP 102
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Given a pill to take as if it were Neurotine.....yellow capsule with IP and under, 102 written across. ## NEED TO KNOW IDENTIFICATION OF CAPSULE THAT IS YELLOW WITH IMPRINT OF IP 102 ## I have the same thing and have NO idea what it is. Did you ever find out what it is? ## I tried several different resources and cannot find an identification for this capsule. Does anyone have information on this? ## it is 300mg of Gabapentin ## we have the same capsule & none of our resources at the pharmacy knew what it was either!!!!!!!!!! ## little yellow/white,capsule with IP on the yellow side and IP on the whiye si de ## i found the ip 102 white pill - it says it is used to control siezures ## If it is used to control seizures then there is a chance that it's Gabapentin after all. Anybody ...
Updated 22 hours ago.
gabapentin withdrawal still
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Been off Gabby for 5 weeks. Feeling pretty good except still have tightness in chest off and on. Anyone else have chest pain? Was on high dose for quite a while. Got off it too fast. ## Hello, Sandy! How are you? You should have this checked out by your doctor to be safe, there are many things that could cause chest pain and some of them are very dangerous, such as heart conditions. The typical withdrawal effects of Gabapentin are listed by the FDA as possibly including nausea, dizziness, fever, chills, rebound pain, depression, anxiety, seizures and diarrhea. There's a chance the chest pain is associated, but after 5 weeks, most symptoms should be gone. Are you any other medications? ## Just B P meds! Not really a pain more of an ache. Not bad and with all the other withdrawals it ...
Updated 1 day ago.
Itching from gabapentin withdrawal
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Only side effect I'm having is crazy itching from head to toe. On gabapentin 300mg 2xs a day for 4 months due to nerve pain for carpal tunnel both hands. GABA did not help pain but helped me sleep. Had surgery last month, wanted to stop since sleeping better. But now I read here that some folks ARE having itching too! What can I take to help? ## Some antihistamines may help, if you're allowed to take them, or a hydrocortisone cream. But really, it's just going to take time for this withdrawal effect to wear off and go away on its own. You may also experience depression, anxiety and diarrhea. If you stopped abruptly, without tapering it, you should be aware that there can be a risk of seizures, so if you experience one seek immediate medical attention. Is there anything else ...
Updated 2 days ago.
does gabapentin cause major itching
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I take 300 mg gabapentin at night for post operative foot pain and have started itching profusely does this med cause that and if so how long do you have to be off of it before it subsides? ## Hello, Nana! How are you? Yes, according to the FDA, it has been known to cause this as a side effect in some people that take it, along with nausea, dizziness, mood swings and weight changes. Have you consulted your doctor? They can help you determine whether or not it is due to the medication, for sure, as well as what you can do to help alleviate it. As to how long it will take to stop, it really depends on how long you've been taking it, it could take a few days, or a week. ## Thank you. Verwon, I have stopped taking gabapentin to see if itching subsides, I am taking doxepin and ceritizine...
Updated 2 days ago.
trigeminal neuralgia==
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BEEN TAKING GABAPENTIN 300 mgs.-2 caps. 3 x's A DAY. HAVE CONTINUED TO GAIN WEIGHT AND CANNOT LOSE IT. A FRIEND SAID THAT GABBY IS THE REASON. RESEARCHED IT AND IT IS TRUE. IT DOES TAKE AWAY T.N. BUT I GAIN WEIGHT!!! WHAT IS THE ANSWER? ## Yes, it has been known to cause serious weight gain in some people that take it, according to NIH reports. Other side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and dry mouth. If the weight gain has been severe, you may want to speak to your doctor about trying an alternative medication, such as Pregabalin, to see if it may not cause you the same issue. Is there anything else I can help with? ## THANK YOU BUT NO--I WOULD LIKE A NEW BODY BUT NO ONE HAS ONE. THANKS FOR YOUR ANSWER.
Updated 2 days ago.
over the counter substitute for gabapentin
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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...
Updated 2 days ago.
short term memory problem
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I take 300 mg gabapentin morning and night and having trouble remembering names. I plan to try adding 5 mg Aricept to see if helps memory. I like not having the pain but would like to get my memory back. ## That can be a side effect of most anticonvulsants, and there isn't really anything that will change it, other than trying a different medication. As listed by the FDA, other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, mood swings, and weight gain. Have you discussed the issue with your doctor?
Updated 4 days ago.
gabapentin expiration
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I've heard that gabapentin has a shelf life of five years after expiration. Most pharmacists have to put a earlier expiration date on them however. And even if gabapentin is expired they pose no risk noe so they become toxic. Maybe they'll lose some of their effectiveness, but that's it. ## Hello, Cindy! How are you? Yes, that information is correct and no, they do not become toxic. Once the pharmacy breaks the seal on the original factory bottle, they are required, by the FDA, to put a one year expiration date on the dispensing bottle, because that is the longest time the manufacturers can guarantee their full efficacy under average storage conditions, in someone's home. The 4 to 5 years is under ideal storage conditions, where they aren't exposed to the elements th...
Updated 5 days ago.
Gabapentin Blues
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Today is day 7 of 1 pill daily, only 100mg. Second attempt trying this drug, don't like it. Can I simply stop? ## Hello, Suzi! How are you? What types of problems are you having with it? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings and weight changes. After 7 days on such a low dose, you can most likely just stop it, but it would be best to check with your doctor, because stopping abruptly could create the risk of seizures. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you for your reply; i can do it over a few days. To answer your question, just feel kinda "strange" at times, you know? Then again, hate to give up too early. All the negative reviews are scary to me.
Updated 6 days ago.
gabapentin 600 mg if not prescribed. What are the harmful ef
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Please give me information about the harmful effects of this drug if u take it without having a prescription. ## Hello, Terri! How are you? The effects of any given medication do not change, whether someone does, or does not have a prescription, the only thing that changes is the legality of it. Under current U.S. FDA drug laws, it is illegal to have it, or take it, if it has not been prescribed for you. It is an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat certain types of nerve pain, and some mood disorders. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 6 days ago.
Gabapentin/How long do these stay in the urine???
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I was given a couple 400mg gabapentins from a friend for some migraines, I took them but found out that I will be having a drug screen and am worried that these pills can be detected, so please could someone let me know whether or not I'm worrying for nothing or if I have something to worry about, thanks ## If you've given yourself at least a few days, odds are that it's less likely to show up under any sort of urine, saliva, or blood test. What's more risky in my opinion, is the opportunity for a false-positive to show up. Where as it can sometimes show that you took something completely different and then you're left trying to explain yourself. The good thing is since most standard drug screens test for illicit drugs, controlled medications, and medications with a ...
Updated 6 days ago.
Gabapentin 600 Mg Side Effects
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have been out of my head sometimes with this gabapentin medication is this normal ## I'm not quite sure what side effect you might be experiencing, but I went ahead and posted Gabapentin's side effect list below for your own reference: drowsiness tiredness or weakness dizziness headache uncontrollable shaking of a part of your body double or blurred vision unsteadiness anxiety memory problems strange or unusual thoughts unwanted eye movements nausea vomiting heartburn diarrhea dry mouth constipation increased appetite weight gain swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs back or joint pain fever runny nose, sneezing, cough, sore throat, or flu-like symptoms ear pain red, itchy eyes (sometimes with swelling or discharge) rash itching swelling of the face, throat, tongue,...
Updated 6 days ago.
dose number on pill means it the same
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I've use Gabapentin, 600 mg. And I been on it for years, but different manufacturers are not the same at pharmacies and if I don't get the same medication I would feel funny, or anxiety would occurred if it don't have the same number on it.meaning it could be a off brand. ## I'm use to going to CVS for all my meds, now I'm going to a Pharmacy that i feel like its nothing like CVS. I strongly feel they don't know my history of my health. So when it came to reverse my Gabapentin.I became nervous, cause I have to have this Pacific brand, and I seen that it had a different number on it . I don't feel safe. ## Hello, Jewel! How are you? When a medication is available as a generic, such as this one, it is usually manufactured by several different companies. This is...
Updated 7 days ago.
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 8 days ago.
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 ...
Updated 8 days ago.
ip 102 yellow capsule side effects
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Are they for anxiety? And will it put me to sleep? HOW STRONG IS IT REALLY? MY ANXIETY HAS BEEN BAD SINCE I LOST MY JOB AND I NEED SUMTHING TO REALLY HELP ME .. ## Hi lexo, Sorry to hear about your challenges with anxiety. Based on your description, I located the yellow capsule marked IP 102 to be Gabapentin (300 mg). Manufacturer: Amneal Pharmaceuticals National Drug Code (NDC): 53746-0102 Gabapentin was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and is currently widely used to relieve neuropathic pain. However it also has an off-label use in the treatment of anxiety associated with bipolar disorder. On the contrary, wikipedia notes that Gapapentin has a "limited usefulness" in disorders such as social anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder, in treatment-re...
Updated 9 days ago.
Gabapintin taper
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What can I take right after I jump off my gabapentin taper to buffer withdrawal? Any other type of med?? ## Hello, Noble! How are you? Are you tapering or just trying to stop it abruptly? If you stop abruptly it can create the risk of seizures, according to the FDA. Other withdrawal effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, depression and headache. ## I've looked into natural herbal teas to ease WD's from gabapentin. I found Valerian root, lemon balm, passionflower, hops, and chamomile along with lavender flowers combined into a tea helps greatly! {edited for privacy} ## Thanks for the reply. I have tapered down to 100mgs. Scared to jump off. I awfully terrified of heights. I've heard some awful stories.
Updated 13 days ago.
how long does it take gabapentin to work
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I have nerve pain in my right arm Doctor gave me gabapentin 300mgs to take twice daily how long does it take before I feel it working ## Hello, Dano! How are you? Since it isn't an actual analgesic, it may take 4 to 5 weeks, before it reaches its full level of efficacy in your body to see if it helps you. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## took 3 days for relief of my nerve pain this time atound (in my buttock of all places) 2 years ago it is the only drug that kept me sane while waiting for a knee replacement. ## i took that 2 every 6 hours and i started walking down the steps and my legs gave out, i don't mean it will happen to you cos everybody is diffe...
Updated 14 days ago.

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