Does taking gabapentin 300 mg makes you gain weight?
Increased appetite and weight gain ARE listed as side effects of Gabapentin Enacarbil among many, many other side effects. If weight gain and increased appetite persist, you should call your doctor.
On a personal note, I don't know what you are taking this for: pain, shingles pain, peripheral neuropathic pain, restless leg syndrome, seizures or ? I was prescribed it for peripheral neuropathic pain by a neurologist. It had a loading dose and because there were so many side effects, I said No, I will not take it. My internist gave me two prescriptions instead: an old tricyclic antidepressant - Elavil (Amitriptyline) 75mg. and Trazodone 50-100mg. - both taken at bedtime, and they worked.
Doctors usually begin prescribing non-narcotic drugs first for pain, then will usually start with a low dose of Vicodin (hydrocodone 5/325 - five mg. hydrocodone and 325 mg. acetaminophen) if nsaids or Neurontin don't work.
I also would ask your doctor if you could just take plain jane Neurontin if you decide to continue this drug.
All the best to you,
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