and choose an alternative drug.
Welcome to health care magic and thanks for the query. It would be my pleasure to help you out.
Gabapentin has many adverse effects most common being 'Sedation'. Others are dizziness
, ataxia, fatigue
, weight gain, memory impairment etc.
Since you are experiencing side effects, you should taper gabapentin gradually, not abruptly, as it can cause withdrawl symptoms. Decrease the dose to 100 mg once a day for few days and then stop it over a span of 1 week.
Meanwhile you can choose another medication like pregabalin
75 mg (preferrably in combination with methylcobalamin
) or amitryptiline 10/25mg to relieve neuropathic symptoms.
However you should not start any other medication without consulting your doctor.
Hope I have answered your query. In case you need clarification, you are always welcome.
Wish you good health
Dr Gourav Monga