"How long does Gabapentin take to work as a pain reliever medicine for neuropathic pain. I have now built up to 5 x 300 mg a day and still feeling the pain. I have done this build up over 3 weeks!"
Many Doctors prescribe Gabapentin (Neurontin) for neuropathic pain and Diabetic neuropathy. Remember that though widely prescribed this is still an unlabeled use for Gabapentin. Three large clinical trials found Gabapentin was effective for Diabetic Neuropathy and those studies used doses of 600-1800mg a day, with 1800mg a day being the maximum dose.
Gabapentin does not work for neuropathic relief in everybody and even in the studies with the best results, 50% of people had relief of their pain. After titration up, as you have been doing, if you don’t have neuropathic pain relief in 4-8 weeks, it may not be effective for you.
To others taking Gabapentin, what has your experience been?
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