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I am on gabapentin that I started 3 weeks ago. The first

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I am on gabapentin that I started 3 weeks ago. The first week at 300, the second week at 600 and the third week at 1200. I want to start tapering off the medication because of side effects. What do you suggest?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Sudden stopping of gabapentin can ause anxiety, sweating, irritability.
There can be agitation, increased heart rate, confusion.
So it is advised to start withdrawal slowly.
I would suggest to consult your doctor when you are feeling side effects.
He can advice about withdrawal after evaluation of your condition.
I hope this information helps.
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