How long does gabapentin take to actually get going in your system? Does it need to build up?
Question posted by delira on 8 June 2011
Last updated on 17 October 2013 by gather
Hi yes it takes a while they gave me 300mg 2a day for a mouth then went up 2four times a day and now its up to 2 every hours and doctor is still talking about going up for fibroidmyalga .I have read so many posts about how awful it is getting off this drug
I would read some of the peoples post about what they went though because of this drug coming off it. I don't take it even though I'm surpose to because I don't want to go threw all the things they did.
If taking for nerve pain the doctor usually start you at 300mg for one week & if you don't seem to have to many side effects will increase another 300mgs. weekly until you feel relief. This can take a month or longer. Each person is different & will react differently...
Yes, the gabapentin does need to build in the system some. You should notice some results in a week or so and it may continue to get better with continued use.
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