Does Gabapentin Help Treat Nerve Pain? Max Dosage: 3600 mg per day

Does Gabapentin Help Treat Nerve Pain? Max Dosage: 3600 mg per day

Nerve Pain, Pain and Pain Management
Gabapentin can help relieve nerve pain in some people with postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain after shingles) and peripheral diabetic neuropathy (nerve pain in the feet in people with diabetes). A Cochrane review reported that 3 to 4 patients out of every 10 with either of these conditions experienced at least a 50% reduction in pain intensity when prescribed gabapentin at dosages of 1800mg-3600 mg/day (gabapentin encarbil: 1200mg-3600 mg/day). This compared with only 1 or 2 out of every 10 given a placebo (an inactive treatment). People who had an improvement in pain relief with gabapentin are also expected to experience an improvement in sleep, fatigue, and in their mood. This same Cochrane review reported that over half of those treated with gabapentin did not experience any worthwhile pain relief, but…
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