Is Gabapentin A Narcotic

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cinthyia Says:

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.

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Donna Says:

No they are not a narcotic. They are ued for a few things, but mostly nerve pain.

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Verwon Says:

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?

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amanda Says:
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Weight changes as in they can make u gain or lose?

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joe Says:
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Is gabentin used for severe chronic pain

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lis Says:
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Taking it for menopause symptoms

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Cleora Says:
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Can you take Gabapentin100mg andAmlodlpine 5mg at the same time

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Tonya Says:
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You'll gain weight! Idk if it's water weight or what but, just keep an eye on your weight before u start taking it then, after 2-3 weeks on it, check again!

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teric Says:

Have you checked the side effects of this drug? Try I had all the side effects, though the medication worked, I couldn't handle the medication. I was taking 100 mgs 8x day. Also known as Neurontin, look this up as well.

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Awakened36 Says:
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I take 800mg 3 times a day. Studies have shown that gabepentin works best when taken on schedule and at does between 6 to 8 hun 3 times a day. It's the only thing that's worked for my nerve pain. No narcotic could ever touch. I tried that med Lyrics and it never worked for me. You will withdrawls from gabepentin if you suddenly quit taking it but it may depend on your dose as to how bad it is. You would feel like a belt us wrapped around your chest being pulled tighter and tighter, alot of anxiety, stomach in knots with frequent bowl movements, nasea and drained. Oh and cold sweats.. those are the worst.

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Concerned individual Says:
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My dad's stepsister is nodding out all the time and I found out she's on 2 300 mg tablets 4 times a day plus 50 mg tramadol up to max of 8 a day.. she is saying that nothing else will help her and is this what is causing her to look like she's on heroin everyday?!?!

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Awakened36 Says:
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It may depend on the person but I use to be on gabepentin 800mg 3/times a day at one point with tramadol 6 times a day. Now I'm on 800mg gabepentin like before with 20mg of subutex and I don't nod out. I don't mean to disrespect you but you cannot know for a fact it's what or all she is taking. Regarding pills Subutex can cause it if your not use to it or dose is too high as can methadone or any narcotic in large quantity. I've taken what you described and didn't nod out. If she is abusing them it's possible with that dosage. I've never nodded and I've never abused medicine at the same dosage. If she is falling over, falling asleep while driving, dropping cigarettes or phone a lot, burning holes in stuff then she has a problem not equal to her dosage of meds. Also she could have other issues like anemia or the like and could cause extreme exhaustion so that's another concern. Just pay attention and I'll pray for her either way.

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Awakened36 Says:
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Yes but only nerve pain caused by neuropathy. I've taken pain meds and they never worked. I refused to take nerve pills due to ther rep of knocking people out. Gabepentin works very well and decreased the amount of spasms I had from head to toe. The only other thing that helped was pot. But it's illegal so I had to stop. When it becomes legal then I'll go back to pot.

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teric Says:

Please check I had all the side effects. Made me drunk and very disoriented. Look up Neurontin, it's the same medication. Both work for neuropathy but you need to research both drugs. :)

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Rohini Says:

I want to know the way to get rid of habit of taking Restyle nearly 10 Mg per day but I do not forget anything and and deal with the civil and criminal cases with great zeal being an Advocate. Once I stopped. Then I experienced bitter results like increase in heart beating, unknown fear, dullness, head-ache etc., In fact on the advise of doctor only I started to use the same. But it went to such an extent. will it be dangerous to me. If so, I can stop. But let me know the remedial drug or advise.

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Aline Says:

I was taking gabapentine , but changed to the genetic ones that is lyrica. Can't do without it. The side effect is that it give me a bigger waist. But I prefer to be pain free.

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FireBlasterdz Says:
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The genetic ones that are Lyrica?? I don't know what you think but if you meant generic your still wrong. Gabapentin is different. Lyrica is pregalaban, a pro drug with higher bio availability than gaba but similar effects.

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lynne Says:

how long does it take for gabapentin to get into your system and start working?

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missy Says:

I heard Neurontin was a narcotic in ky. could you tell me if Neurontin is a narcotic? thanks!

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annam Says:
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So how how you know. And what has helped you. Ive been suffering from. Neuropthy. Feet. Burn pain. Just saw your post im 52 and gd weight.

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Kathy Says:
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I was prescribed today,gabapentin, for nerve pain on the soles of my feet and toes.My question is what causes this?

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