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Could I take Gabapentin for pain caused by boils on butt?

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Is this drug ok for pain caused by boils on the butt?
Posted Mon, 11 Nov 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Hariom Sharma 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Which medicine are you taking?

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir,

You haven't mentioned the name of the drug.

For boil, I personally advise:
Antibiotics- combination of amoxicillin and clavullanic acid.
Painkiller- combination of aceclofenic and seratiopeptidase.
Hot fomentation also reduce the pain.

Please consul your doctor before taking of these drugs.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

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Follow-up: Could I take Gabapentin for pain caused by boils on butt? 4 hours later
Is it ok to take Gabapentin 300 mg for the pain?
Answered by Dr. Hariom Sharma 49 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not recommended

Detailed Answer:
Hi ,

In this condition gabapentine is not suitable as a painkiller because it mainly used to relieve neuropathic pain. I don't recommended for pain related to boil.

Instead you can use over the counter available non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any more doubts, please write back

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