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Can I use gabapentin 300 mg cap amneal for toothache or tooth pain??

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kaismama 2 Apr 2013

It probably won't help. Things like Motrin our aleve would be more appropriate.

daisylilicortez 2 Apr 2013

Thank-you for your help:)

coko420 18 May 2017

Actually gabapentine is the only thing that has helped my toothache, ever. Because it is for nerve pain and I have a damaged nerve which causes the toothache. 800 mg works well..but be careful because it will cause dizziness

Putz12345 29 Apr 2018

I just started taken it for a tooth ace where the nerve is exposed. I took 300 mg and it appears to be helping my pain which has been server at the point of fainting.

DzooBaby 2 Apr 2013

Gabapentin is not for acute pain. It is only good in chronic pain and it has to be taken for a while to help. It wont help tooth pain.

DzooBaby 2 Apr 2013

Gabapentin is actually an anticonvulsant drug that is used in chronic pain. It is not an analgesic.

daisylilicortez 2 Apr 2013

What about if it swelling will work with that?

litlbit63cheryl 30 Mar 2014

i have a toothache and inflamation in my gums need to know what i can take. I have gabapentin from a recent knee injury. I also have naproxen will it help?

REDWOOD34 1 Nov 2014

yes it will take 600 mg gabapentin and a few tramadol if u have them

Anne370 24 Aug 2014

I know it's been awhile, but these posts stay up, so here is my two cents. Gabapentin is primarily used to treat epileptic seizures, but it has an application in chronic pain practices. It's supposed to soothe the nerves, thereby causing less pain. The problem for using it for a toothache is that the dose required for it to be effective for nerve pain takes awhile for a person to adjust to. Most doctors start patients on 300 mg a day, increasing the medication every 3-5 days. At 900 mg ( say 1-2 weeks out), you will still be at a sub-therapeutic level insufficient for the medication to do much good. Gabapentin (brand name Neurontin) only becomes effective at higher doses and is usually at its optimal level at about 2400 mg, depending on person, size, and a whole bunch more. This is NOT medical advice, just responsive to the use of the medication for tooth pain.

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Inactive 18 May 2015

There is a gel that is called: Ora Gel - you can get it at your drug store (over the counter)
this should help. Also, plain old aspirin placed on the tooth and allowed to permeate
the tooth and gum will give relief from tooth pain. Go and see your dentist if nothing
works - he/she will know what to do for you.
Good luck and may God bless you and take your pain away. If you have some liquor
in the house, like bourbon or whiskey you can put this on your tooth and gum - this used
to help me when I was young, very young.
Don't hesitate to see your dentist again, or call him/her and tell them what's going on.

shaggy85 18 May 2015

Ora gel only works if the pain is being cause by the outside were the Ora gel can actually touch not for pain coming from inside by an abscess tooth. Asprin while it is a quick fix is actually a bad idea because its an acid and will actually eat away at your teeth.

Inactive 18 May 2015

I used Ora Gel for a tooth that was hurting from the inside and it helped. You wouldn't be
using aspirin for a long period of time, therefore it could be helpful.
Good luck.

fyarborough 16 Oct 2016

Clove essential oil applied on a Qtip will stop the pain.

mlk180 30 Apr 2017

Had abscessed tooth, took antibiotics per dentist . Then waiting for root canal. The pain was so intense that I was dosing with highest level of prescription Lortab amount allowed and using heat packs. The nerve pain was going all over my face and teeth, very intense. Then I thought the other doctors gave me steroids when I had a nerve pain in other parts of my body, would prednisone work for the tooth nerve pain? YES YES YES! I took 10 mg of prednisone and within 20 minutes the pain when away, within 3 hours all the swelling in my mouth went down and I could even eat and drink again. I could not stand anything in my mouth for three days prior. I could stop taking ALL pain meds after that. Need only additional 10 mg of prednisone 12 hours later when nerve pain started to act up, but within 20 minutes, went away. No pain meds taken for 23 hours now. I tried all the recommended methods that were listed here and at other information sites and nothing else worked.

AquaticCheeto94 18 May 2017

I am prescribed 1200/day of gabapentin. My wisdom teeth are coming in and it was the only thing I had in my medicine cabinet to try and it actually worked surprisingly well. I took about twice my daily regimen in one dose so its not something I would do very often but in this instance it did work pretty well. However, gabapentin is something that you have to build up in your system so I'm not sure it would have been as effective had I not already been taking it.

Mermaid91 3 Nov 2018

Gabapentin didn’t do anything for my tooth pain. However I HIGHLY recommend taking 2 Tylenol and 2 Motrin at the same time. It knocks my tooth pain completely out.

rachel75040 18 Nov 2018

I have had a severe toothache for a while now. I have tried every home remedy and nothing has worked. I took 300mg of gabapentin last night and it worked within 15 minutes of me taking it. So I would tell anyone with a toothache if you have gabapentin take it because it works until you can actually get to the dentist. I would not recommend that you take it long term for your toothache. free discount card

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