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Reaction to gabapentin

Drug interecation.  dog is new to gabapentin, ear flap is all crusty itchy. Has been on and is currently taking, methocarbamol, tramadol, carporfen. will benadryl hurt
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441382 tn?1452810569
I would take the dog in to be examined.  What you describe is not a side effect of gabapentin.  They contraindicate its use in dogs that have kidney deficits, but the only side effects are vomiting, depression, excessive sleepiness and loss of balance.

None of the other medications should cause otic issues either, especially since he's not new to taking them.

It sounds like your dog has possibly developed otitis externa on top of whatever he's taking the gabapentin and other medications for.  Either that or he has been bitten by a spider or something.  Is the crustiness on the inside of the ear pinna or outside?  

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974371 tn?1424653129
Your best bet would be to ask your Vet or a Pharmacist.
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