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My friend is taking gabapentin 600mg and I see extremely…

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My friend is taking...

My friend is taking gabapentin 600mg and I see extremely sleepy. She has been on this medication for years but has a new formulation

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

She takes nothing else-she almost feels like a coma or a heavy dream

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

She has neuropathy, which is why she takes gabapentin

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 4 months ago

While Gabapentin can cause drowsiness and fatigue, but if she has been on it for quite some time it should not affect her sleeping patterns to that extent any longer. If she has developed more fatigue, drowsiness and has been extremely sleepy then she should go see her doctor and get a physical done. This might not be related to the Gabapentin and in order to not miss anything, she should see her PCP.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Should she stop taking it now?
Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 4 months ago

To see if it helps with the symptoms she can go on a drug holiday for 3 to 4 days.

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