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Is Three Pills Of 100mg Gabapentin/ Neurontin The Same As

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Posted on Sat, 30 Jan 2021
Question: is three pills of 100mg Gabapentin/Neurontin the same as taking a 300mg pill and safe before bed time?
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Answered by Dr. Dr diwashish biswas (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, almost.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome To Ask A Doctor Service
I have gone through your question, I understand your concern.
Yes, it could be same, but 300 mg tablet should be sustained release tablet.
Check your 300 mg tablet cover.
It should be written there, that tablet is sustained release.
Otherwise its effects would not last for more than 8 hours and effects would not be similar as 3 separate doses of 100 mg tablets.
I hope your query is clear now.
Thanks and regards
Dr Diwashish biswas
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Follow up: Dr. Dr diwashish biswas (1 hour later)
i have the 100 mg capsules and asking if safe to take three at a time before bed
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Answered by Dr. Dr diwashish biswas (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome To Ask A Doctor Service
I have gone through your question, I understand your concern.
100 mg Capsules are not sustained release.
So would not work similarly.

You have 2 options, either continue 100 mg 3 times or buy 300 mg sustained release Capsules.

You need 25 hour cover, so take 100 mg Capsules 3 times.

And if you do not want to take 3 times, then buy 300 mg sustained release.

And if you neither want to buy new Capsule nor want to take 3 times, then i am sorry, but you have no such option.

I hope your query is clear now.
Thanks and regards
Dr Diwashish biswas
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Is Three Pills Of 100mg Gabapentin/ Neurontin The Same As

Brief Answer: Yes, almost. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome To Ask A Doctor Service I have gone through your question, I understand your concern. Yes, it could be same, but 300 mg tablet should be sustained release tablet. Check your 300 mg tablet cover. It should be written there, that tablet is sustained release. Otherwise its effects would not last for more than 8 hours and effects would not be similar as 3 separate doses of 100 mg tablets. I hope your query is clear now. Thanks and regards Dr Diwashish biswas