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80 pound labradoodle knees painful on 300 mg gabapentin, every

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80 pound labradoodle knees painful on 300 mg gabapentin, every 12 hrs for pain for the last 6 days. got groggy and listless after last pill. Does want to move or respond much.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
does not want to move or respond much. is this too much, should i stay up and watch her? is she in any danger?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
should i give her the next one in twelve hours, or can i just take her off of them suddenly?
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Have to go to bed don't call . How long does this answer take. Will try to lie down with dog to keep an eye on her.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 11 months ago.
Hello. I'm sorry for the long wait. I just logged on and saw this. Gabapentin is very safe. I typically give anywhere from 5-10 mg per lb (2.5 - 5 mg per lb) every 12 hours. I have gone up as high as 20 mg/kg (10 mg per lb) as an anti-seizure dose. At the higher doses, we can see some incoordination and sedation. If you're seeing those signs at 300 mg, then I would talk with your vet about dropping down to 200 mg. They make Gabapentin in 100 and 300 mg capsules. Once she's used to the meds, you could up the dose. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 10 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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