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Patrick Ritchie
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  • Fort Stewart, GA
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Gabapentin as an analgesic
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Started this discussion. Last reply by emsdiva Feb 1, 2011.

 

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emsdiva replied to Patrick Ritchie's discussion Gabapentin as an analgesic
"And it works wonderfully for nerve pain! I can attest to that! :)"
Feb 1, 2011
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Gabapentin as an analgesic

While I was getting a med Hx on one of my soldiers he said he had been Rx gabapentin for his back pn. Has anyone heard of gabapentin being used as an analgesic? If so, what for?
Feb 1, 2011
Patrick Ritchie replied to Patrick Ritchie's discussion Gabapentin as an analgesic
"That makes sense. Thanks."
Jan 28, 2011
dr-exmedic replied to Patrick Ritchie's discussion Gabapentin as an analgesic
"It wouldn't work for musculoskeletal back pain, but it's prescribed quite often for neuropathic back pain--i.e. that caused by a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. It's an off-label use, as (I think) is its use for diabetic peripheral…"
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Patrick Ritchie replied to Patrick Ritchie's discussion Gabapentin as an analgesic
"True, but I've never heard of it being used to treat back pain. He has no hx of shingles, so I thought it was a little strange for him to be prescribed this drug."
Jan 28, 2011

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Paramedic/EMT-I/EMT-D
Primary Agency/Department Type
Military
Primary Department/Agency Name
US Army
Years in EMS/Public Safety
3
Other Past or Current Departments
Care Ambulance Service, Indianapolis, IN
My Training:
NREMT-P, EMT-T, Combat Medic, Search and Rescue, High Angle Rescue.
About Me
Currently in the US Army as a combat medic.
Graduated from paramedic school in the Air Land Emergency Resource Team (ALERT) in May 08.
Day Job
Army Medic
I Love Being in EMS Because
I love helping people out, and being able to bust down a few doors in the process isn't that bad a deal either.
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