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Re: Neurontin 800mg

Posted by allisonm on January 21, 2001, at 17:22:45

In reply to Re: Neurontin 800mg allisonm, posted by Cam W. on January 17, 2001, at 21:54:29

> Allison - Is the 800mg formulation sustained release. This would mean that the Neurontin would absorb slower over a longer period of time, thus not allowing saturation of the active transport system (ie all of the 800mg is not absorbed at once, only a little at a time, allowing the transporter to "ferry" the Neurontin into the blood stream and then come back for more Neurontin in the intestine). Therefore saturation does not take place. I am not sure of this, but it would seem the most plausible explanation.
>
> Either that, or the company does not know the pharmacokinetics of their own drug (which I doubt).


Cam,

Thank you.

I don't see anywhere in the online drug information sites such as RxList that there is a sustained release version. The two sources that I found didn't list all of the available sizes, though, either. I have taken both 600mg and 800mg. Only one of the two listed the 800 and neither mentioned the 600.

On the capsules I have, there is nothing written on the pills or on the vials other than the name Neurontin. (No SR, or anything like that.) Hmmmm. I should look up the Parke Davis site.

Allison


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