I take Neurontin 300mg 3X a day, for a pinched nerve in my leg,can I take more for the pain?
- 23 Mar 2013 by bethbeddow
- 25 March 2013
I would be very careful about taking any additional pain medication with this drug. There is always the possibility of negative interactions.
Please contact your pharmacy and they can tell you what kind and how much of addition pain medication is safe until you can speak with your doctor on Monday.
Were you taking anything for pain prior to being given the Neurontin?
I assume you are new to this drug as the 300mg is usually what Drs. Start you at.
With this drug it is Very important to start at a low dosage & then the Dr. will increase the dosage as needed. It actually takes approx.3-4 weeks to reach the correct therapeutic level.
Definitely call your Dr. & let them know that this dosage is Not helping with your pain.
But this medication can cause Major problems if the dosages are increased Without the Drs.. Management.
So Please contact your Dr..& Good Luck. Kathy
- Neurontin Information for Consumers
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