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Does gabapentin effect your kidneys?

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How does gabapentin effect your kidneys? Is gabapentin generic for lyrica?
Posted Thu, 7 Nov 2013 in Men's Health
Answered by Dr. Hariom Sharma 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Both are closely related

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I have gone through your query.

Side effect of gabapentin-
It accumulate in renal impairment patients and develops toxicity in these patients.
Other side effect- dizziness, weight gain, drowsiness and peripheral edema.

Lyrica (pregabalin) -
It is more potent successor to gabapentin. Both are chemically related i.e. GABA analog but are different drugs.
They are closely related to each other.
Both have similar mechanism of action.
Both have more or less same indication.

If you have any doubt, I will be available for your query.
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