my ex is a vicodin addict, and now i found 4 pills in his truck, looked them up on here, and they came up as gabapentin. since he does not have epilepsy, i dont know why he would have these. it did say in the description NOT to use w vicodin... which i know he uses daily. is there an effect from using the 2 together?? i am confused... if any one knows, fill me in. we have kids together, so i am already worried knowing about the constant vicodin habit, but now am starting to suspect there is even more pills apparantly...
it is not a narcotic so "no" there is no value of ot on the street. What they order gabapentin for is nerve pain and it ca n be very effective. When you take Neurontin (gabapentin) along with hydrocodone (a.k.a. Vicodin), it decreases the bioavailability of the hydrocodone by up to 22%! While the bioavailability of Neurontin (gabapentin) is increased by 14%. It's even odder when combined with morphine. So it isn't really dangerous it just makes the vicodin weaker then it already is.
If he has chronic pain and is going to have it for life then he needs to get off vicodin as it is useless for long term pain. You end up with a huge tolerence to it and you stand a really good chance of abusing it. It is just not strong enough and it doesn't have the lasting effect that sustained release opiates have.
I used to take 120 percocets in about 4 hours and it was shit. The tolerence that you can develop by abusing these weak opiates is frightening.
He should be on something like oxycontin (sustained release oxycodone), Kadian (morphine sulfate extended-release), Palladone (sustained release hydromorphone (dilaudid)). So there is all kinds of good sustained release pain killers... Good luck... Dave
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