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Dilantin

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/ 20,085 posts
Other Names: Phenytoin   Phenytek

Gabapentin

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/ 82,071 posts
Other Names: Neurontin   Gabarone
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 20,085 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Phenytoin sodium is a commonly used antiepileptic. Phenytoin (f& number 339 nit'oin, IPA) acts to suppress the abnormal brain activity seen in seizure by reducing electrical conductance among brain cells by stabilizing the inactive state of voltage-gate... Read more on Wikipedia
Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a gamma-Aminobutyric acid Analogue (chemistry). It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By John in Arizona
July 13, 2014
John in Arizona wrote
Gabapentin
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By PabloDiddii
June 2, 2014
PabloDiddii wrote
Gabapentin use and Gynecomastia....
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By AlienZombie
May 15, 2014
AlienZombie wrote
Gabapentin
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By Patricia
March 9, 2014
Patricia wrote
Gabapentin vs primidone
Patricia, I had a very strong reaction to primidone when I took my first tablet. Dizziness didn't begin to describe it. My doc had me skip the next night, then start again with a much reduced dosage. I started with 1/4 of a 50-mg tablet and that was OK. Gradually increased to 150 mg, then added 20 mg nadolol, and that was it - have been on that combination for many year, and unless I am sick or very upset my tremor is nonexistent.
Laura  |  March 22, 2014
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By Payton
February 12, 2014
Payton wrote
Gabapentin Side Effects (increase from 300mg to 600mg)
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Hope you are better. I tried this mixture without much success. I am now going back to Lyrika. It helped within days using a fraction of the gaba and cym mixture.
Jenn  |  May 25, 2014
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By jblessing
January 27, 2014
jblessing wrote
Gabapentin use
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By f.kummer, MD
January 13, 2014
f.kummer, MD wrote
slurred speach with gabapentin
I had it also especially in the beginning now not so much, but I confuse my words.
July 13, 2014
Yes
July 13, 2014
This would make sense.
Dr. Casey  |  February 15, 2014
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By June L. in Las Vegas
January 8, 2014
June L. in Las Vegas wrote
Gabapentin
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By Ricardo
January 4, 2014
Ricardo wrote
Gabapetin versus Horizant
Maybe you needed a higher dose. I started at 100 my a day if Gabapentin for RLS. Now I am taking 300 me 2xs a day. Works for the most part but do still have bad nights. Good luck.
May 24, 2014
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By LJ
November 15, 2013
LJ wrote
Has any one experienced differently by the same dosage of Gabapentin but different Manufacturers
I had the same problem when I was given the Sandoz brand, I nearly went ballistic. It has happened with other medication on as we call them generic labels. I always insist on the original medication.

Pauline  |  May 28, 2014
I thought it was just me, I noticed a big difference when I got my new script a different name and yes way, way less active, almost like I am taking nothing? hay maybe its flour, not a big trust for big Pharma LOL.
Margaret Abaldo  |  November 25, 2013
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By rebecca rigney
September 28, 2013
rebecca rigney wrote
low potassium
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What patients are saying about Dilantin + Gabapentin + Epilepsy

23 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
affect my meds? I take both Dilantin and Gabapentin....
...is giving me a bottle, but I am worried that if I drink it I may have adverse affects. Can someone tell me if having a drink will affect my meds? I take both Dilantin and Gabapentin....
been diagnosed and taking dilantin (phenytoin in the UK...
...diagnosed and taking dilantin (phenytoin in the ...my medication. My neuro has suggested Lamotrigine would be a ...experiences on this. He also suggested Gabapentin, Levetiracetam and possi...
has tried a number of drugs and nothing has seemed to work...
...us. Right now he is on Gabapentin and Dilantin. he has tried a number of drugs and nothing has seemed to work. he has tried Topmax, ...told that he has tonic clonic seizures and Simple Partial...
mg before my RF.  Also was on Dilantin 200 mg (off of that...
...mg before my RF.  Also was on Dilantin 200 mg (off of that ...I'm still on 900mg/day of gabapentin.  Haven't tried to reduce on ...the second RF.  I've been on gabapentin off and on for...
I have taken Gabapentin for many years and have found it to...
I have taken Gabapentin for many years and have ...med such as Triliptle or Dilantin. I am allergic to those two. A neurologist told me that Gabapentin is a naturally occurring substance...
stopped that one and put me on gabapentin and vimpat, but I...
...you for your blood levels? Dilantin can be awful, like I ...was on keppra plus the gabapentin than I felt 100% but ...stopped that one and put me on gabapentin and vimpat, but I...
taking it all at once. I didn't have a lot of side effects...
...gabapentin was not a time released medicine but the reason that one was something I took 3 times a day was because I got too tired to function taking it all at once. I didn't have a lot of side eff...
told you that you have Epilepsy? Best wishes!...
...because I have insomnia of late..thankyouverymuch doc, for increasing my meds yet AGAIN. Dilantin...My neighbor's sister has been on it for almost 30 yrs...no seizures. No teeth. Watch out for...
doctor and now on Dilantin, Gabapentin, Baclofen, Vicodin...
...same symptoms as you have, except swelling. Also lost 40% hearing ...Pain Management doctor and now on Dilantin, Gabapentin, Baclofen, Vicodin and Milnacipran HD....
you been tried on either gabapentin or mexilitine for your...
...you been tried on either gabapentin or mexilitine for your chronic neuropathic pain? Tegretol is often also tried. Both gabapentin and Tegretol are ...to replace your dilantin as well as...
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