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Gabapentin (Neurontin)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
Pain Relief
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Gabapentin is used as an anticonvulsant and to relieve chronic pain in dogs, cats, and other pets. The dose is adjusted depending upon the response to treatment. Side effects may include drowsiness, reduced activity, excessive sleepiness, depression, and rarely vomiting or diarrhea. Contact your veterinarian if you observe any of these side effects. Do not suddenly discontinue the use of gabapentin. Consult your veterinarian before stopping this or any other medication.

Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.

If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - 24-hour service available throughout North America.

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($59.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.

Updated 6/20/17

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