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Can Neurontin be taken with other medicines?

Yes, because Neurontin is typically prescribed with other anti-epileptic drugs (anticonvulsants) to help the primary epilepsy treatment control partial seizures. It is also used when the primary treatment is causing problematic side effects. This is called adjunctive therapy. However, when taken with Antacids, the blood levels of Neurontin drug is significantly decreased, which reduces its effects. Neurontin should be taken at least 2 hours after any antacid is taken (e.g., Tums, Rolaids, Maalox). Typically, if Neurontin is prescribed to you for the treatment of PHN, you shouldn't be taking anything else.

Always let your physician know about ALL other medications you are taking (over-the-counter and prescription) because some may cross-react with Nurontin, which may reduce its effectiveness or even make your condition worse. While taking Neurontin, don't start any new medicines without talking to your doctor first. Your doctor or pharmacist will know which medicines are safe for you to take with Neurontin.