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If I Have Ars Will I Have Cold Hands

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Cold hands & feet with Neurontin

Last month I increased my dose of Neurontin from 300mg (3xdaily) to 600mg (3xdaily). I'm experiencing colder than usual hands and feet. Is this a side effect from the increased Neurontin and are there other alternatives? Thanks.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is hard to answer that question without details regarding such issues as your HIV status, HIV meds, whether you smoke, age, whether cold temperatures aggravate the condition, etc. Neurontin by itseld doesn't usually cause the feet/hands to feel... Read more »

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