this person in 178 lbs and height 5' 4
this prescription seems to be too high.
Actually no its not, unless he is having side effects. The dose for gabapentin can go up to 3200 a day. Allot of us are on it and we take different doses, to help us.
I agree. One takes just enough to help with the nerve pain. For example, shingles need everything you can throw at it. Others things not so much. Just remember for the patient to eat proper diet and help with reducing the weight. Body weight often affects dosage for pills. Something we don't tend to think about.
This is well within normal range for this drug.
When you first start taking gabapentin you may feel a little tired, but the 1600mg daily isn't too high. I was taking 3600mg daily for nerve pain.
I started taking gabapentin at 300mg x three times a day, and I was dizzy and unstable on my feet, but that side effect gradually disappeared over a period of about two weeks. Don't give up on this drug until you give it a chance! This is the first med I've taken that actually relieves my severe sciatic pain and restless leg pain. Now I am gradually increasing the dose each week - my doc says do it slowly - so that I can get more pain relief for the breakthrough pain that occurs at night. Good Luck with your situation.
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