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Nov 16, 2001

Dear Dr.

How does Neurontin work? If you have P.N. and take neurontin does it heal the nerve or act as a pain killer. Can you still take the offending drug i.e. D4T if the Neurontin is controlling the pain? Thank you for your time.

Response from Dr. Henry

Neurotin does not reverse the damage but simply acts at the nerve level to blunt the uncomfortable sensations. Taking the offending drug at the same dose (usualy recommend decreasing the dose or switching to another drug) will likely result in further problems. In mild cases the patient may elect to do that but in more severe cases usually the dose is decreased or a change is made. KH

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