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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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White tablet with T | 1

Can you help me identify a white tablet with a capital T, then break line, then number 1? ## This sounds like Gabapentin 600 mg manufactured by Camber pharmaceuticals (NDC 31722-0166). Inactive Ingredients: - Mannitol - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Unspecified - Crospovidone - Talc - Silicon Dioxide - Glyceryl Dibehenate - Magnesium Stearate Ref: DailyMed

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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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Yellow capsule IP 102

Given a pill to take as if it were Neurontin.....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 ...

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Does gabapentin contain gluten?

How would I know if it contains gluten in the list of inactive ingredients? ## Hello, Peggy! How are you? What are the markings on the Gabapentin that you've received from your pharmacy? That would enable me to check the ingredients for you. The FDA classifies this medication as being 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, drowsiness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. ## On my prescription bottle label, the manufacturer's name is right below the name of the drug in small print. You can google that drug/mfr name to see if it's gluten free. ## D03 are the markings on my gabapentin. Can you tell me if it contains gluten? ## RE: Gabapentin (pill impri...

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Gabapentin used for anxiety as off label.

I've had GAD for prostate cancer, spinal stenosis and used 600mg Gabapentin once a day at bedtimeas a possibility for my anxiety. It did work for a period of time but did no help for my anxiety at all. My neurologist recommended I Taper the Gabapentin the following manner: 600mg for 1 week, 500mg with 100mg for another week, 400mg less 100mg another week, then 300mg week less 200mg less then a 100mg, then one last week 100mg to finish the Taper. Following that 6 weeks my anxiety increased, severe headache, lack of sleep and my GAD is now worse. I did then try Xanax and then Valium with continued pain, anxiety, headache, all day long since the Gabapentin was fully tapered & cant determine my GAD & previous pain that seemed to be further cause of the Gabapentin and don't k...

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Gabapentin Side effects?

I started taking Gabapentin 300mg daily 4 days ago and last night had some strange side effects. The first night I took it right before bed so had no side effects, but was very groggy in the morning. The next two nights I had this almost drunk feeling come over me, almost exactly 2 hours after taking the pill both nights. I was mentally impaired but had a kind of heavy head feeling and some slight tingling as I would if I were to drink. It passed and I was fine. Then yesterday I woke up pain free for the first time, and took the med for the fourth night and like clock work 2 hours later that feeling came over me again. Then I got double vision, trouble concentrating, talking a ton, feeling very uppity. Then I got this hot tingling down my back starting at the base of my skull down to my...

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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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Trintellix and Gabapentin

My wife is prescribed Trintellix for depression. This is anti-depressant #3 in our effort to alleviate both anxiety and depression. She has a propensity for abusing benzos, but that is not an option now. We’re only on day 8, but she doesn’t appear to be making any progress. She has access to gabapentin and is finding that if she takes a large amount of this med (gabapentin), she can get temporary relief, experiencing some energy and mood enhancement. We’re talking about 2000mg to 3000mg at a time (once a day). Questions are: Is Gabapentin adversely masking any headway we might be making with Trintellix? Can Gabapentin, taken in these dosages, cause short-term and/or longterm negative effects for her? Obviously, we will run out of Gabapentin and this won’t be an o...

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Yellowish and brown capsule with 667 on it

The is a yellowish and brown capsule with 667 imprinted on it. Can anyone tell what this is for? I found 3 pills like this in my meds, just checking to make sure no one is tampering with my meds. ## The capsule which you are describing contains Gabapentin 400mg (NDC 45963-0557). Inactive Ingredients: - Ferrosoferric Oxide - Starch, Corn - D&C Yellow No. 10 - FD&C Blue No. 1 - FD&C Blue No. 2 - FD&C Red No. 40 - Gelatin -Mannitol - Propylene Glycol - Ferric Oxide Red - Silicon Dioxide - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - Talc - Titanium Dioxide - Ferric Oxide Yellow - Shellac

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i am looking for a doctor in the metro area that deals with pain management a diabetic haves neurpp a

I HAVE NEUROPATHY FROM MY DIABETES IN WHICH CAUSES A LOT OF PAIN ALL OVER SO I HAD A DOCTOR BUT HIS LICENSE IS SUSPENDED AND I BEEN LOOKING FOREVER SINCE HE LOST IT AND ITS BEEN HELL FOR ME SO IF SOME ONE CAN HELP PLEASE NOTIFY ME ## I am looking for a Pain Dr. In AZ. Phx., Tempe, Mesa, Scotts. I was with a Dr. for 6 years that got in trouble with the DEA and now I am left looking for a Dr. can anyone recommend a Dr. that will look at me as a human being with a lot of health problems that cause chronic pain and not look at me like I'm a drug addict. It's not might fault my Dr. got in trouble. Someone please help. ## I need a pain doc in Seattle or nearby who will accept positivity for marijuana on drug panels. I use both for chronic back pain but will get kicked out for being po...

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Is Gabapentin A Narcotic

Please i need to know for sure if gabapentin is a narcotic? I take them every day. I was prescribed them. I was told that they are and i wanna know for certain as im not wanting to take them no more. ## No they are not a narcotic. They are ued for a few things, but mostly nerve pain. ## That is correct, Gabapentin is not a narcotic, it is actually an anticonvulsant that can also help with certain forms of nerve pain. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness and weight changes. You can learn more about it here: Are there any other questions or comments? ## Weight changes as in they can make u gain or lose? ## Is gabentin used for severe chronic pain ## Taking it for menopause symptoms ## Can you take Gabapentin100mg andAmlodlpine 5mg at the same time ## You'll gain weight...

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Gabapentin toothache

Will gabapentin work for a severe toothache? I have gabapentin and it says it's for nerve pain but it doesn't list tooth pain. I know I have an exposed nerve. The pain is excruciating. Please help. ## Take Ibuprofen 800 mg every 4 hours non stop for 24 hours.. it will eventually stop the pain from being as bad also gel caps are better ## I have been taking Gabapentin 300mg for a while and decided to stop because of the side effects. I was having difficulties with breathing and sleeping. My blood pressure has also been higher than normal. I guess that everyone is different and it affects everyone differently. My wife also takes 300mg, two tablets 3x daily and she's been having great results. Like I said, everything affects everyone differently and as long as you pay attention...

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Chronic leg pain and weaknesses after reducing Gabapentin dose

Hello, I was on 300 mgs of Gabapentin for 1 year. I reduced it to 100 mgs 1 month ago. My legs and knees are constantly riddled with rheumatic pain, also my leg muscles are getting weak to the extent it's affecting my walking. Could the Gabapentin be causing this? I have bulging discs and nerve compression in the neck. ## It's hard to say, it could be due to lowering the Gabapentin too fast, or it could be due to further degeneration of your condition. The FDA reports that Gapentin can cause these issues as side effects, as well as withdrawal effects, you may also experience nausea, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and weight changes. Ref: Medline Plus Gabapentin Have you informed your doctor? They would be the best person to help you discover what is going on, and why. ## Tha...

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Im afraid to take my Gabapentin

My name is Sara. I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and crohns. I take prednisone and 50 mg tramadol. I've also been prescribed cyclobenzaprine for muscle spasms. Im super sensitive to medications and im allergic to penicillin sulfa toridol, cant take nsaids as I'm allergic to shell fish. Im terrified to start the Gabapentin for spinal and nerve pain. Im afraid i will have a reaction to it. Its 300 mg every 8 hrs. Any advice or reassurance? ## Sara It's surprising that you can tolerate tramadol since that's very similar to the NSAID family. One would think tramadol would cause the same effects that NSAIDs do.Gabapentin is a drug extremely effective for nerve pain unfortunately it has a host of side effect that many find bothersome. But If your prescriber believes ...

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can gabapentin 300 mg cause weight gain

Hi I'm on gabapentin 300mg 3x's a day a total of 900mg. daily does this medication cause weight gain& are there any other side affects I should be concerned about? I'm reading different testimony's but not really getting a concrete answer? Thank you ## Hello, Hertzee! How are you doing? Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant that can also help with some types of nerve pain and mood disorders, so yes, it may cause some weight gain as a side effect, but that doesn't happen to everyone that takes it. Other side effects may include nausea, drowsiness and mood swings. Learn more Gabapentin details here. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## Hi ive been taking gabapentin 800mg 3xdaily i haven't put any weight on if anything i have actually lost weight,i am prescri...

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gab dic lid bac

What is GAB/DIC/LID/BAC 4/2/2/1 P ## Hello, Tom! How are you? Those abbreviations stand for… Gabapentin, which is an anticonvulsant that's also used to treat certain types of nerve pain. Diclofenac, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. Lidocaine, which is a topical anesthetic. And Baclofen, which is a muscle relaxant. The numbers are just the dosage combination. This is most commonly a topical cream/ointment that must be made by a compounding pharmacy and is used to treat minor pain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I GOT RX INSUR WONT COVER AND THEY WONT $1163 FOR IT ## Hi, my mom is using this and says the cream is gritty. So maybe something is precipitating out of the cream? It doesn't seem to work as well for her. What causes this precipitation and what...

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side effects of gabapentin off it 2 weeks with terrible side affects docs not doing much at all just me not coping and very depressed weird help

Side affects of being on it 2 weeks now and have alot of really bad stuff going not helping me much at my wits end now..anyone help?think this is gonna be a difficult one?but any info regarding the way i am feeling would be great please! ## I quit taking the gabapentin almost 2 weeks ago!! I could have been the one writing your post!!! Help!!! I'm miserable too!!! ## Hi...are you having any side affects?mine was abruptly stopped by my stupid doc half way through tapering off that crap,im not any better and has left me with the worst side affects (hopefully not permanent)pain worse than ever,thats the easiest bit..the other stuffs a nightmare.hope your coping?be good to know how your feeling?! ## One thing I'd like to remind everyone of is that ...

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3000 mg of Gabapentin down to 1200 mg - AWFUL side effects?

About 16 months ago, I was put on Gabapentin for sciatica. Eventually, I worked my way up to around 3000 mg per day and stayed at that dose for quite some time.. maybe 6 months or so. Here recently, I've slowly reduced it down to 1200 mg (600 mg in the morning and 600 mg at night) - My doctor says that Gabapentin shouldn't have any side effects. However, nothing else has changed with my medicines. Here are my side effects: SEVERE depression, feeling worthless, not wanting to do ANYTHING, including work, suicidal thoughts, uncontrollable crying, knowing something isn't right in my mind, etc) - Does this sound like the Gabapentin reduction? Again, my doctor says there would be no side effects, but I'm SERIOUSLY wondering. Everything I read online is pretty bad about this d...

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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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