Gabapentin/how Long Do These Stay In The Urine???

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Worried and Confused99 Says:
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

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David Says:
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 high potential for abuse, I highly doubt it will be tested for. Gabapentin is not a controlled substance nor is it an opioid.

Does anyone else have any thoughts or opinions regarding this?

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Worried and Confused99 Says:
Thanks you very much David, I really appreciate you getting back to me as fast as you did. Thanks again...

If anyone else out there has a response please let me know, thanks.

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Roy Says:
The Gabapentin elimination half-life is 5 to 7 hours, so giving yourself a few days should put you in the clear. (of course don't quote me on that 100% since everybody is different and I don't know what test you will be getting). At any rate, if you are still very concerned have you thought about getting a temporary prescription for it from a doctor? With a valid script, even if drug test results come back positive, you can show that you are taking it legitimately.

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Karma Says:
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When u say half life is 5- 7 hours is that per mlg. I'm confused

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Crazy girl Says:
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How long does it stay in your system, where I get my drug screens it showed up but they test for everything how many days does it take to get out of my system from taking it for a week or 2?

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Sammie Says:
Depending on which state you reside in, some do test for Gapabetin. I love in Eastern Kentucky and I know of many doctors offices that now include it in their tests despite it being a non-narcotic drug. It has the capacity for abuse if enough is taken.

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Ms Justice Says:
Just wanted to let you know that when i went to my pain management doctor about 3 weeks ago they gave me a urine test, they were testing me to make sure i was taking my oxycodones like i should be plus they were testing me for other drugs that i am not prescribed and my test came back with nerotin/gabapentin and they asked me who prescribed me this medication and i had to tell them that i went to the emergency room about a year ago and i still have a few left that i take now and then....truth be told i had gotten a few from a friend and took 2 600mgs 2 weeks before this urine test and with all the water and everything under the sun i had drank i did not think it would show up, however it did, so my doctor told me not to take anymore or i would be released, so i just wanted to let you know it had been 2 weeks before i went in for my tests and it still showed up after just taking 2 600mgs. Good Luck!

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Shawnee Says:
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Please get a doctor to verify your renal function. Gabiapentin should be out of your system completely after two days. People with poor renal function can hold it up to 30 days. Please get this checked out.

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Christina Says:
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It definitely is able to be abused.. i for one know this from personal experience. I never knew about them until i got with my boyfriend and he gave me a few of his moms 800 milligram ones. They for sure give you a buzz and kinda make you feel luke your drunk and you start swerving. They speed you. We always made jokes about it calling each other gabby cause we could always tell when one of us had took even just one. They do however have side effects that are kinda scary. For instance, sometimes when i would be talking my jaw would jerk and my words would stutter out of my mouth for no reason, my body would randomly jerk, and i would have a hard time sleeping when i took them but it was also hard to sleep when i didnt take them. It almost became an addiction.

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ckmiller66 Says:
Tardive dyskinesia is a disorder that involves involuntary movements. Many drugs can cause these jerky movements and tics, especially prozac, benedryl, pain meds and others Sometimes the movements don't go away even if the drugs are stopped. Some people get jerky mouth movements. Read ALL the side effects before taking a drug.

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Froggy31 Says:
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Everyone is testing for neurontin now days...doctors probation officers etc all have a test for it..but if I have a few days b4 having to screen then u should be good..drinkin lots of water doesn't hurt.

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Hera Says:
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The place I go to does test for Gabapentin/neurontin. Not an opiate/opioid but highly abused because mixed with other meds and can give a euphoria type effect. On average it takes 38 hrs to get out of system. I don't always need mine so I have Dr write"as needed" but most places do not test for it.

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sissy Says:
take gabeapentin, gave to my son for stress today, 300 mg. for urine test, we want to know how fast does it get out of your system

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georgiann Says:
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Hi I have taken 6 neurrotins. Today n I am having a drug test Thursday morning and I'm Wondering if its gonna show up. Could u please give me your honest a oppion?

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Lorna Says:
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PLEASE HELP.For around a year I've been taking 20x300mg one day a week for the buzz.I last had them 6-7 days ago and I have a urine test to do for my doctor tomorrow,will they still show up?I also take 300mg of dihydrocodeine on the same day as the gabapentin(that's how I get the good buzz)Someone,Anyone please can you tell me if u know for sure if these pills(the gabas and the dihydrocodeine) will still be in my system tomorrow or not as this is so so important to me.Much Thanks, :-)

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Teddy Says:
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Yeah, you were busted weren't you? Dang man. I too have been summoned for "Labs" as referred to from my Dr's. nurse prior to renewal of my RX.

I suffer from what is very well known as the most painful chronic pain condition there is. I take as a prescription Pregabalin. But anyone who suffers this condition. RSD/CRPS.

Knows that they will only prescribe up to a maximum of 600 mg per day. Some days that is adequate. Many days it isn't. So my girlfriend has gabapentin. There is something available to you that will help control the most painfull condition there is, Ya do whatever ya can to get your pain down. It is the reality of the disease. Or if you don't have something that will be, just enough to help. Then you sit around or lay around contemplating which way you will kill yourself.

I only say this little story because there are so many people who tend to respond with. "Get a prescription from your doctor and you won't have to worry about this type thing". Well as I said I am already at the maximum mg for pregabalin. So Gabapentin is out of the question.

I personally have NEVER gotten high or drunk feeling or speedy or anything. I am not saying anything to those who do use it recreationally. It is just my own experience. I simply get a little bit of additional pain relief.

So now I have a "Labs" request tomorrow or tuesday at the latest. This is through the V.A. they do a complete blood/urine work up. They use the computer gas spectometrer or what ever it is called.

So I took two 300 mg gabapentin yesterday, saturday. I have to go for labs by tuesday. Am i screwed?

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Bob Says:
How long gabapentin and amitryptylin stay in your system?

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Larry Says:
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How lonng does one nurotin stay on your system. In case of urin test

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Mike Says:
what exactly is a quantitative med match test? (Quest Diagnostics) I am being tested for Gabapentin and Buphrenorphine does this test the levles,.if so can they tell how much youve taken or is just the levels in your urine, please explain....

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Cj Says:
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It will show how much you took of anything and the last time you took it also the levels will show how much you have bee taking over the last week.... they are very strict now more than ever... good luck

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