Kinda scared I have had four back surgerys I stated taken Gabapentin 300 mg once a day @ nite for a week do u gain weight from this medicine cause I had Gastrobypass don't want to thank you
I have been taking gabapentin (300mgs, 3x per day) for about 5 years now.
Since the fact that it makes me drowsy, I take 300mgs at 4PM, and the last two pills at bedtime. I am not recommending this schedule, but since you are taking only 300mgs at bedtime, this is the best way for you.
Because of the strong prescription I have been on, I can just about tell you everything about gabapentin, and it's side effects.
300mgs at bedtime is a small dosage, and just because "weight gain" is part of the listed side effects, it doesn't mean that you will have a problem with it.
They must list all of the "possible" side effects, but that doesn't indicate that you will suffer from any of them, partly based on the fact that you are on a small regimen of this medication.
I have never had a weight problem from gabapentin, and I believe that you won't either.
While the listed side effects are mandatory, they certainly are not anything for you to worry about (unless you are pregnant). The law says they must list all possible side effects, to cover their butts. I am not an M.D., I am a Psychologist, but I base my opinion on the years, and strength. of my dosage.
Don't worry about the weight gain. Gabapentin, especially with your dosage will not cause you to gain weight.
I went on gabapentin once. I don't remember the dosage but it wasn't very high. I knew nothing about the possible side effect of gaining weight, but I gained 7 lbs. in 10 days and stopped it. I kept my doc informed.
Since we're all different, you may not gain weight. I believe your dosage is lower than mine was. I encourage you to watch your weight just in case you do gain. I was simply switched to a different medication that worked fine.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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