I’m on gabapentin for nerve pain,
Is it OK to just take one 300 mg every hour for nine hours or do I need to take it three times a day 900 mg each dose
My doctor said you do whatever you want
Just don’t take more than the maximum prescribed each day
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I’d take 3 at waking up, 3 at lunch and 3 before bed. That’s how I take them
Without any help from your doctor, I guess I'd try asking the pharmacist.
I took Gabapentin for Epilepsy with the hope it might be effective for seizures and Neuropathy. However, it wasn't helpful for either condition.
At least for seizures it works best when a more constant blood level is maintained. Since the half-life of Gabapentin is 5-7 hours I would think it would affect the amount in your blood.
I believe the maximum number of hours to not take any is 12 hours and your talking about a 15 hours gap without any.
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I take 600 four times a say for nerve pain across the soft tissue of my buttocks. A pain in the arse, literally. I am not sure how effective it is.
Usual Adult Dose for Postherpetic Neuralgia
Day 1: 300 mg orally once
Day 2: 300 mg orally 2 times day
Day 3: 300 mg orally 3 times a day
Titrate dose as needed for pain relief
Maintenance dose: 900 to 1800 mg/day orally in 3 divided doses
Maximum dose: 1800 mg per day
For postherpetic neuralgia:
Adults— At first, 300 milligrams (mg) as a single dose in the evening. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed and tolerated. However, the dose is usually not more than 1800 mg per day.
Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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