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Taking gabapentin 100mg 3 times a day and having chronic kidney disease stage 3. Is this OK?

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Red95 5 days ago

To mermow44
Hello, I take two (2) 300 mg tablets 3x/day which totals 1800 mg /day vs your 300 mg/day. I hope this makes you feel better about your dosage.

I also have stage 3a CKD along with fibromyalgia, ADHD, MDD and Crohn’s. My GP has been prescribing Gabapentin for a couple of years now for my Fibromyalgia. It does help.
My GP is a Nurse Practitioner. She is also a part of a team of doctors who monitor my CKD. My nephrologist/main kidney doctor is seeing me every 6 months for now so I get my blood drawn very close to appointment so we can discuss.

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SunnyDi 18 July 2021

I also have stage 3 kidney disease. My doctor has me take only 2 a day, one morning and one night, about 12 hours apart. Could you manage a reduced dose?

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links4rank 17 July 2021

It is very hard to answer this question. You need to do some test to take this medicine but following article may help you understand the risk of taking gabapentin:

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20362757

Gabapentin toxicity in patients with chronic kidney disease is under recognized. Patients with chronic kidney disease often receive inappropriately high gabapentin dosage for their kidney function, occasioning overt toxicity; advanced age and comorbidity predispose these patients for toxicity. Heightened awareness of such preventable risk, amid the chronic kidney disease epidemic, would be cost-effective and improve health care quality.

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