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Gabapentin

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Other Names: Neurontin   Gabarone

Horizant

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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 85,009 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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
Gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant, XP-13512) is a prodrug for the anticonvulsant and analgesic drug gabapentin. It was designed for increased oral bioavailability over gabapentin, and human trials showed it to produce extended release of gabapen... Read more on Wikipedia
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By joe woo
August 24, 2014
joe woo wrote
Gabapentin for PHN
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By lorreann
August 12, 2014
lorreann wrote
Generic Drug Variences
It's all about the M-O-N-E-Y ! , share prices going up , dividends increasing , like adding old cars to massive piles of scrap , can't make much off of them and generics . They get the goons to be fooled in thinking " Brand Names " are better , like " Brand Name " bottled water and Tap , H20 is H20 even a Dog will tell you that . Combine that with Insurers and Drug Stores , what do you expect ? Pretty soon ( if not already ) Generic Mnftrs. will be working " hand in hand " with Generics , just
joe woo  |  August 24, 2014
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By john.e
August 4, 2014
john.e wrote
Gabapentin
Can you prove it was from the drug? I'm sure there are lawyers that handle these cases that could help you get it paid for PLUS pain and suffering.
lorreann  |  August 13, 2014
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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
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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
does anyone else get the night-sweats from Horizant?
D  |  August 14, 2014
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
Yes!! I have had nightmarish pain and muscle spasms return when pharmacies had jerked me around on different generic brands. I went through my bottles (had been too sick to throw them away) to find the one taken at last time I felt ok. I then started insisting on Greenstone only. Insist on that one. I found out later it is put out by Pfizer. Otherwise, hope you have ins. that will cover Pfizer's Neurontin. If not, apply to Pfizer to see if you qualify to get it free. Please don't suffer like I
Ohio state cervical dystonia patient  |  August 9, 2014
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 Gabapentin + Horizant + RLS

78 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I'm stopping the Gabapentin, it's not worth the side effects
...Gabapentin and Horizant, and he said the only difference is that the Horizant is extended release, so it lasts longer. I am taking Gabapentin 600mg evning and night, it helps a little, but I...
is an very good med for RLS. It has been a miracle...
...There is a new drug, that is specific for RLS. The name of it is Horizant. It is similar to gabapentin (neurontin), but acts chemically different when taken... if I understand it right. Gabapentin ...
thing, I guess that means I'm out, since regular gabapentin...
...are you back yet? Have you started the Horizant? Re the suicidal thing, I guess that means I'm out, since regular gabapentin did that to me, but...
I have RLS, but use a new drug Horizant (it is a form of...
...frequently used for restless leg syndrome, not anymore though as there are better drugs. I have RLS, but use a new drug Horizant (it is a form of gabapentin though works...
and could not tolerate the side effects of Mirapex...
...thread about Horizant really proves again that ...received uneven help from gabapentin and could not tolerate the side effects of Mirapex and Requip. Horizant has definitely helped me, and I do...
of gabapentin and its been great.  My insurance denied...
...been on sample of Horizant for a month instead of gabapentin and its been great.  My insurance denied it and my doctor challenged United Healthcare and I just received their reply.  They denied...
tried Gabapentin. Didn't help. Caused me to be a little...
...have tried Gabapentin. Didn't help. Caused me to ...the side effects. Third I was given Horizant. The only good thing about it was that I didn't have the sedation side effects but it didn'...
form of gabapentin), and I do feel better! But I am groggy...
...on my second day taking the Horizant (a form of gabapentin), and I do feel better! But I am groggy for quite a while ...from here with the Horizant, magnesium, iron for PLMD (or underlying cause...
and using the patch 3mg). Alone by themselves neither worked...
...I say Restless Leg Syn. is misnamed....I am now taking Horizant (600mg time release gabapentin) and using the patch 3mg). Alone by themselves neither worked, although ...that with RLS, drugs mus...
had some effect on my RLS, and combined with codeine...
...RLS got worse, but unfortunately it also made me suicidally depressed from time to time, which was really scary. Your neuro might be willing to look at other meds once he reads the paper in Pola...
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