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

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coko420 28 Sep 2020

Actually, I’m here to correct my answer. I was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia last year. So, gabapentin was working to relieve my toothache, because it wasn’t a toothache at all. Gabapentin is also used as an anti seizure medication, and anti seizure meds are the only thing that manages the pain of this condition. I’m now on 200mg of tegretol, 3 times a day, and it controls the pain much better.

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mdb1968 24 Aug 2020

There are studies and an actual thread on this same site stating how gabapentin causes tooth decay, rotting from the inside out, and enamel loss. Just an FYI and beware of this drug. Realize this is old...

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mdb1968 24 Aug 2020

I hope you realize that there are studies and even another thread on this site that talks about how gabapentin causes tooth decay and actual tooth enamel liss. Some actually have their they got from thebinsude out. Be very careful taking this drug. Just a FYI..

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Kshelton1992 16 April 2020

My mother takes Gabapentin for her shingles pain, and she offered me a 300mg capsule, and I have never been so thankful to have it. Within 20 minutes my abscess tooth was absolutely soothed. I had taken 3 Ibuprofen tables beforehand, and then then 300mg Gabapentin, and it has worked amazingly. To anyone who is having issues with tooth pain: TRY GABAPENTIN!! I swear it has worked wonders!!!

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tiredgirl67 26 March 2020

One of the medical conditions Gabapentin is RXed for is nerve pain so taking it for a tooth ache should work in most cases; it is easing my boyfriend’s tooth ache pain as we speak. Last night I gave him 600mg as his pain was bad, and today when it was starting to return, I gave him 300mg (waiting to see if it’s enough). As for those stating Gabapentin has to build up over weeks in order to work, that’s not entirely correct as it helped ease my boyfriend’s pain right away. So I think it depends on the condition and the pain level.

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Amynorton 28 Feb 2020

I use the gabapentin capsules and make it into a paste and put it on a piece of cotton and put it directly on the tooth and it eases the pain instantly

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Pdeck 15 Feb 2020

Gabapentin most cases if never taken takes up to two weeks to work . I highly recommend see a dentist than a doctor for it. Tooth could be touching or compressing on a nerve.

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Whynotmargo 19 Dec 2019

Having diabetes you usually get prescribed gabapentin for nerve pain. Especially once you have ulcers, or wounds from not taking care of your diabetes or just it eating away at your body. So I'm not sure where people are getting that it will not help with nerve pain, because it most defiantly will, it is even prescribed for that exact reason. Also most tooth pain is caused by nerve pain, there for gabapentin will most definitely help! Just do not take to many because you can become dizzy, loopy, and tired. I hope anyone with tooth pain and access to gabapentin does not read and listen to the people who said that it will not help! Thank you have a great day!

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Anointed1273 26 Sep 2019

I know this post is years old but I came across it yesterday in my search for toothache pain relief. Last night I tried gabapentin 300mg alongside 800mg of ibuprofen and am now pain free for the first time in days. My dentist appt isn't until Monday. I was eating ibuprofen like candy to make the pain stop and now today I've only taken one dose of the ibuprofen and that was more precaution rather than let the full pain scale catch me unaware. I hope this helps.

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Kro49 31 May 2019

I realize this thread is old but I just wanted to add a response. Someone posted that gabapentin is only therapeutic at a certain dose. While this is true that dose varies from person to person due to how individuals metabolize drugs via their liver. Every drug is dose dependent upon the individual. Only a genetic test can tell you which drugs you metabolize rapidly, ultra rapid, or slowly and which drugs you may just pass through your system with absolutely no effect whatsoever. This is why some chronic pain patients require much higher doses than what the CDC recommended that general practitioners use as a guideline before sending their patients to a pain management specialist. The CDC very well knew their so-called guideline would be misapplied & weaponized because they were well aware that the vast majority of physicians are/were unaware of liver metabolism and opioids (or any drug), and how therefore opioid pain management must be individualized.

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There is NO magical MME/dose that will work for everyone.

Anyways, gabapentin is a drug that works by building up in the system. However, veterinary medicine uses gaba as singular doses or usually for a time of a week or two for acute/"chronic" pain in cats and dogs. So, if you're desperate it may be worth a try. However, I highly recommend doing some serious and in depth research about the dangers associated with gabapentin!! It has done some pretty serious damage to many people as often happens with off-label use of drugs.
For a bad toothache, when unable to see a doc/dentist, you can try clove oil (health food store), salt/water gargle, Advil etc., Oragel, black tea bag soaked in warm water - squeeze out excess water but keep moist - place on tooth & gently bite down. This helps to draw out infections & will calm the nerve pain, and take some curcumin that contains black pepper (but this can take a few days to help).

Best of luck everyone! And remember, gabapentin should be carefully researched so that you can make an informed decision! Just look it up on Twitter to see what others have to say.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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mlk180 30 April 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.

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fyarborough 16 Oct 2016

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

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