Neurology Community
Long-term use of Neurontin
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Long-term use of Neurontin

I've been taking Neurontin for 9 years for Fibro.  A neurologist prescribed it. I take 800 mg at night and 400 mg in the morning, and sometimes, 400 in the afternoon if I need to be able to go somewhere at night.  I tried to get off of it and I was back in bed again in pain and extremely fatigued.  I decided quality of life was better than quantity.  What are the long term effects of its use?  Is it possible that it may trigger Alzheimer's?
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar m tn
Hi Dear

The long term effects of Neurontin are still not known completely. However, Neurontin is a relatively safe and effective treatment for pain. Many patients with painful neruopathy have used Neurontin for many years. Typically the side-effects include somnolence, dizziness, and imbalance. Since you have been using Neurontin for 9 years, there does not seem to be a problem continuing it, even at a slightly increased dose.

Also, Neurontin is not known to be triggering/escalating Alzheimer's disease.

Best..
Blank
Avatar m tn
Dear,
Neurontin (Gabapentin) in dosages up to 2400 mg/day have been well tolerated in long-term clinical studies for upto 6-8 weeks.
There have been no major side effects with its long term use.

Best
Blank
1382010 tn?1279647204
I was just prescribed Neurontin 300mg, 1 to 3 capsules @ bedtime. What are the affects of taking the Neurontin with other pain medications such as Hydrocodone?  I was prescribed the Neurontin to help sleep.
Blank
Avatar n tn
Heres a little something for you,http://www.nutritional-solutions.net/images/phocadownload/Rx_DepleteInteractions.pdf

Here is the unfo regarding Gabapentin, Neurontin (gabapentin) DEPLETES vitamins B6, B12, A, D, and K, folic acid, biotin, carnitine, calcium and
magnesium. A multiple vitamin/mineral can help replace these nutrients. If you take this medication long-term,
carnitine supplements may help reduce fatigue.

Some people are experiencing severe withdrawal from gabapentin, this is from a severe magnesium depletion and can take a magnesium chloride either orally or transdermally a couple of times a day this will help or lesson or even eliminate the withdrawal from gabapentin.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
5265383 tn?1453516751
Blank
aspen2
ON
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
1780921 tn?1462244109
Blank
flipper336
Queen Creek, AZ
11079760 tn?1449081557
Blank
cjtmn
Minneapolis, MN
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
tschock
AB