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Can Gabapentin be habit forming?

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Can Gabapentin be habit forming? Is it hard on your kidney or liver if taken for more then 6 weeks..or longer?

Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

Gabapentin is not habit forming. Most people wind up taking it for years rather than weeks with no problems. Gabapentin has an interaction with citalopram that your prescriber will be monitoring to see if it is a problem for you. Some of the medications you were previously taking also have some potential interactions. You can read them all below.

http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=679-0,1147-0,1690-0,174-77,1015-567,1463-869

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