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Can Tylenol cold & flu caplets be taken while on Gabapentin?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson

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Posted on Tue, 29 May 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Can I take tylenol cold & flu caplets if I also am taking 3 300mg gabapentin per day?
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
mild sedation possible

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
The only risk would be some increased sedation. If you are not sedated by the gabapentin then you will not likely have a problem with the tylenol cold and flu. If you do not want to take the risk just take plain tylenol, nasal saline and some cough syrup. If you get a high fever or shortness of breath then you would need to see a doctor.
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