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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?
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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