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Gabapentin and alcohol intolerance ?

PostPosted: May 25th, 2014, 10:10 pm
by Mario313
I've been taking gabapentin (300mg x1 a day) for about 2 months now for my twitches/spasms and some neuropathic pain.
I do feel a bit better with this medication, however....I used to be able to enjoy a drink here and there, but now I can barely finish one before I feel like I'm wasted.

I was at dinner yesterday and was drinking a pint of cider.
I only got about halfway through the drink when my friend yelled "are you drunk!?!?!" I said "OMG. I feel like it. I can't drink this anymore."
This has happened a few times now and I don't like it.
I've never been a huge drinker but I do like to enjoy a drink or two at dinner or a party once in a while.
Are these days now behind me?

Any one else notice an intolerance to alcohol with gabapentin?

Thanks.

Re: Gabapentin and alcohol intolerance ?

PostPosted: May 26th, 2014, 7:05 am
by ShawnW
You really shouldn't combine alcohol with gabapentin, that is one of the possible side effects.

Re: Gabapentin and alcohol intolerance ?

PostPosted: May 30th, 2014, 10:27 am
by nrwtwitcher
Mario, if I drink a glass of wine in combination with my gabapentin, it is too much, I feel a little bit drunken. So I think it isn`t really a good combination. I am on 300 mg per day, but it still doesn`t work.