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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I was diagnosed yesterday with shingles on the C6 nerve. The

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I was diagnosed yesterday with shingles on the C6 nerve. The nurse Practitioner prescribed Gabapentin 100 mg. Also Valtrex. THe Gabapentin 100 mg was prescribed to take 1 at night. I was thinking this is a low dosage?
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: Not allergic to anything. I take Prozac only.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: NO
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Yes that is a very low dosage for gabapentin when used for shingles pain

Usually the dosage starts with one 300 mg tablet the first day, one tablet twice a day the second day, and then one tablet three times a day on the third day and continuing with that

Please let me know if you need any more information