Will gabapentine pass a dot physical?
Question posted by nikagirl on 24 Jan 2015
Last updated on 26 January 2015
As with any drug it just depends on what they are looking for. Gabapentin isn't a narcotic, but when taking any kind of prescribed medication you should always be forthcoming and have written proof. However, because gabapentin (Neurontin) is typically used in patients who suffer from seizures, as it suppresses the nerves, May not be something that would be acceptable for the DOT (if you're driving) simply because of safety issues. I know it tends to make me really drowsy, and sometimes lethargic. When I first began taking it my Dr. restricted my driving for almost 3 months. But I do take 800 mg 3 times a day. Good luck!
Depends of the specifics they're testing for, other substances, etc. Best to have documentation from the prescribing physician as to the presence, dosage, instructions, diagnosis and a few words regarding your integrity as a patient taking prescribed medications (of any variety).
Its not a drug of abuse, I doubt they'd test for it.
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