• Side effects of Neuronton?

    Asked by BuckeyeShelby on Thursday, November 29, 2012

    Side effects of Neuronton?

    Sitting in an infusion chair right now. Saw my oncologist a bit earlier. He is putting me on Neurontin for neuropathy. Has anyone seen sid effects from it? He did tell me it could cause drowsiness. Thanks!

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    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      Hey Shelby, I take gabapentin (generic for neuronton). I take 900 mg every morning and have ZERO side effects. Drowsiness is the main side effect but don't experience it. This medicine absolutely works wonders for neuropathy. No way I could function without it. You have to play with the dosing though...to figure out what works. Just let your Dr know if the dose he has you on is working and he'll adjust as needed. 900 mg is considered a low dose. I think the max is 3500 mg per day but you'd be a walking zombie...if you're able to walk at all...lol.

      over 8 years ago
    • JudyS's Avatar

      Good Morning! I'm on gabapentin too - 2400 mg per day, 1200 in afternoon and 1200 before bed. I'm not really that fatigued (that I've noticed) by it, it sure does help with the neuropathy! I was on 3,600 mg for about 9 months (1200 mg 3 times per day) and I was able to work and walk! Compared to the pain that I felt from the neuropathy, the gabapentin was a blessing. I agree with Tickling Cancer, they need to work out the dose part first to see what is actually helpful and then all is good. Best Wishes!

      over 8 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Doc is starting me on 300 mg/day taken @ bedtime. We'll tweak as necessary. Thanks TC & Judy!

      over 8 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      I didn't have any negative side effects to gabapentin (Neurontin)...a nice side effect was it help with my awful night sweats...I was taking it for joint pain...it also helped some with insomnia...I was taking 1800mg at bedtime......

      over 8 years ago
    • LuvinSis' Avatar

      I'm here on WhatNext as the sister of a woman with lung cancer (and have a good friend with newly diagnosed breast cancer). I'm on Neurontin 600 mg three times a day for spine based nerve pain. I've had no adverse side effects besides what I call "neurontin brain". Sometimes I can't quite get the right word out. When using the BBQ I asked hubby for the tweezers but he knew I meant tongs. LOL. I attribute that to Neurontin but it could also a result in conjunction with pain meds (chronic pain patient)

      over 8 years ago
    • nancibee's Avatar

      I only take neurontin (gabapentin) at night at a low dosage - 300-900 mg. It helps prolong the effect of my zolpidem (ambien). I couldn't get through the night without waking up without it so yes it does make me sleepy. Despite having MS, I have not used it during the day for neuropathy.

      over 8 years ago
    • myb's Avatar

      I tried 300 mg of Neurontin at bedtime for 2 weeks, but when it started to make me very tired during the day, I stopped taking it after checking with my oncologist. I deal with the neuropathy and tiredness from not sleeping. My onc mentioned trying Lyrica or see a neurologist as next course of action. I am in a wait and see mode as hoping the tingling will really go away as my onc said so then just the numbness in hands and feet and muscle aches from when I am too active outside with yard work.

      over 8 years ago
    • Fusionera's Avatar

      I am allergic to Neurontin...made my face break out in awful hives. Hopefully you'll retain your complexion through it!

      over 8 years ago
    • Shoeless' Avatar

      They say gabapentin (Neurontin) may cause drowsiness for some people but it never has for me and I take 1200 mg./day. I have always taken it at bedtime just in case, but it does not make me sleepy. I've been on it for over 10 yrs. and have never noticed any side effects of any sort. Everyone is different - you'll just have to try it and see. It has helped my neuropathy and nerve damage induced pain a great deal.

      over 8 years ago

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