Gabapentin (Neurontin) prescription available online

If you are suffering from seizures, nerve pain, or restless legs syndrome, gabapentin can help. Learn how to get a new prescription or refill of gabapentin from a board-certified doctor online.*

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Treats seizures and nerve pain

Prescribed as a capsule, tablet, or oral solution

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About gabapentin (Neurontin)

Gabapentin belongs to a class of medications called anticonvulsants, which work on the chemical messengers in your brain and nerves. Gabapentin treats seizures, nerve pain from shingles, and restless legs syndrome.

Gabapentin is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation under different brand names, including Neurontin.

Gabapentin may be prescribed as a capsule, tablet, or oral solution. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

If you're prescribed Gabapentin, complete the entire course of the anticonvulsant unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the anticonvulsant may not fully treat your seizures, nerve pain, or restless legs syndrome.

Gabapentin (Neurontin) uses

There are several FDA-approved uses for gabapentin, but your healthcare provider may also prescribe it off-label to treat other medical conditions.

Your doctor may prescribe gabapentin for the following reasons or other reasons not listed here. Ask your online doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about why a medication is prescribed.

  • Partial seizures

    Gabapentin is FDA-approved as an adjunctive therapy to treat partial seizures in adults and pediatric patients over 3 with epilepsy.*

  • Postherpetic neuralgia

    Gabapentin is FDA-approved to relieve nerve pain associated with shingles (postherpetic neuralgia) in adults.

  • Restless legs syndrome

    Gabapentin enacarbil is FDA-approved to treat restless legs syndrome in adults.

    *Please note that initiation of treatment and continuous management of partial seizures is usually done by a specialist such as a neurologist. PlushCare does not have any neurologists at this time.

How to take gabapentin

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your gabapentin prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Gabapentin can come in different forms and doses, so follow the specific instructions on your prescription. The initial doses for epilepsy and nerve pain typically increase from 300 mg orally on day one to 300 mg orally twice a day on day two to 300 mg orally three times a day on day three.

For restless legs syndrome, 300-600 mg gabapentin is typically taken orally once daily with food at around 5 p.m, however, lower doses can also be effective. Take gabapentin capsules and tablets whole, and do not crush, chew, break, or open capsules.

What to avoid while taking gabapentin

Gabapentin has 266 drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications, herbal supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

  • Possible drug interactions with gabapentin include:

    • Low-strength aspirin and Tylenol (acetaminophen)

    • Cymbalta (duloxetine)

    • Vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D3, and fish oil

    • Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone)

    • Xanax (alprazolam)

    Using gabapentin with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing may cause serious side effects, breathing problems, or death. Talk to your healthcare professional about your other medications and avoid drinking alcohol.

    Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how gabapentin will affect you. Do not stop taking gabapentin suddenly, even if you feel fine.

Gabapentin side effects

The side effects associated with taking gabapentin are typically mild. Most gabapentin side effects are associated with body aches and tiredness.

  • The side effects associated with taking gabapentin are typically mild. Most gabapentin side effects are associated with body aches and tiredness.

    Gabapentin has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Fever, chills, and sore throat

    • Jerky movements

    • Headaches

    • Trouble speaking

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Changes in behavior

    • Suicidal thoughts

    • Breathing problems

    You should call your healthcare professional if you notice any adverse side effects or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms.

Gabapentin prescription FAQs

  • How much does gabapentin cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, gabapentin costs around $50-100 for ninety 300 mg gabapentin capsules. Gabapentin is a generic drug, and brand names, such as Neurontin, may cost more.

  • How can I refill my gabapentin prescription?

    To refill your gabapentin prescription, book a virtual appointment with one of our top-rated board-certified doctors.

    Our doctors can refill gabapentin if you are not in one of the states where gabapentin is classified as a controlled substance. Due to the classification as a controlled substance, we are not able to prescribe gabapentin in AL, MI, KY, ND, TN, WV or VA. Before our doctors can send your prescription to your pharmacy, we will need a copy of your photo ID emailed to us at [email protected], and you will also need to complete our gabapentin agreement form sent to you via email.

    If you qualify, your doctor will electronically send the gabapentin refill to your local pharmacy.

  • What is the best time of day to take gabapentin?

    Gabapentin is typically taken with your evening meal. Taking gabapentin at night can help improve sleep and prevent sleep interruptions.

  • How many hours should you wait to take gabapentin?

    For patients with partial seizures who take gabapentin three times per day, do not allow more than 12 hours to pass between any two doses. Gabapentin works best when a constant amount is in the blood.

  • Who should not take gabapentin?

    Avoid taking gabapentin if you have certain health conditions, such as:

    • Breathing problems or lung disease

    • Kidney disease

    • Drug addiction

    • Liver disease

    • Heart disease

    • Depression or suicidal thoughts

  • What happens if I miss a dose of gabapentin?

    If you miss a dose of gabapentin, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose.

  • What should you avoid when taking gabapentin?

    Avoid drinking or hazardous activity until you know how gabapentin affects you. Severe sleepiness or dizziness can cause falls, accidents, or injuries.

    Avoid taking an antacid within 2 hours before you take gabapentin. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking gabapentin.

  • What is PlushCare’s gabapentin prescription policy?

    At PlushCare, we prioritize our patients safety and have a specific Neurontin (gabapentin) prescription policy to reduce the odds of misuse.

    At PlushCare, Gabapentin prescriptions can be considered under the following circumstances:

    • You, as the patient, sign a gabapentin agreement. You provide a copy of your government-issued photo ID.

    • You are not located in a state where gabapentin is classified as a controlled substance (e.g. Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, North Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia).

    • You are not currently taking another controlled substance. You use the same PlushCare physician and same pharmacy for each visit where gabapentin is prescribed.

    • You may only move your pharmacy in case of moving your home address or other situations at the judgment of the prescribing physician.

    If your PlushCare doctor finds that you may benefit from a Neurontin prescription, they can write you a 30-day supply. In order to receive a Neurontin prescription, we also require a form of ID. You can easily upload a photo of your ID to our app, or email a photo to [email protected].

    Medications are prescribed at the sole discretion of a PlushCare physician. Prescriptions for non-controlled substances can only be written after a medical evaluation. Scheduling an appointment does not guarantee that a medication can or will be prescribed.

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Step 3

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Please note that gabapentin prescriptions are only available in states where it is not classified as a controlled substance. Learn more about our gabapentin policy in the FAQ section below.

Medication alternatives to gabapentin

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment, they may suggest other anticonvulsants or antiepileptic drugs in another class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

  • Partial seizures

    Briviact (brivaracetam)

    Xcopri (cenobamate)

  • Postherpetic neuralgia

  • Restless legs syndrome

    Requip (ropinirole)

    Mirapex (pramipexole)

    Neupro (rotigotine)

Gabapentin prescription pricing details

How pricing works

To get a new or refill on your gabapentin prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.*

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Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
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First month free



30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129.

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*If we're unable to treat you, we'll provide a full refund. Please note that gabapentin prescriptions and refills are subject to our gabapentin policy.

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