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Advised for gabapentin. What is the dosage? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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User:Doctor I want to talk to Dr XXXXXXX who attended my case yesterday
Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX just logged off. She will be available later after 6PM
User:She suggested me a medicine for back ache by name gabapentin
User:I come to know thru pharmacy it's composition and the commercials will be different name
User:I want to know the mgs of the tablet to take?
Doctor:Gabapentin is a generic name
Doctor:IT is a prescription based medicine we would not mention the trade name as it can lead to drug abuse
Doctor:We generally ask them to get a prescription from local practitioner
User:so how much mg can i take?
Doctor:100mg is the lowest dose
Doctor:However it depends on your age, weight and previous medical use
Doctor:It has high abuse potential
Doctor:We prescribe with the lowest possible dose
User:Im of 30 years, 86kgs previously i haven't used
Doctor:It requires a greater dose for your weight however it may cause side effects
Doctor:So I suggest you get a prescription from local doctor
Doctor:The pharmacy guy is indirectly telling you to get a prescription
Doctor:Hence he would not have dispensed the drug
Doctor:He knows it has abuse potential and greater side effect profile
Doctor:Gabapentin is well known amongst chemist it does not require a brand name
Doctor:are you with me?
Doctor:Did you follow what I just said?
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