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Restless legs syndrome (RLS) or Willis-Ekbom disease is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to m...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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Gabapetin versus Horizant
I have been taking Pramipexole for several years to help my RLS and to help my sleep problem.
The RLS continued to worsen but I continued to take it as it seemed to help me sleep.
My doctor put me on Horizant but that did no good so I quit taking it but continued the Pramipexole.
A few months ago another doctor prescribed Gabapetin for my RLS and overnight my RLS all but disappeared.
A couple of days after that miracle I forgot to take the Pramipexole and the RLS came back.
When I took it again, the RLS stopped.
I then experimented and twice did not take the Pramipexole and each time the RLS returned.
It is clear to me that as long as I take the Pramipexole and Gabapetin in conjunction my RLS is a thing of the past.
If I take either by itself, the RLS returns.
Now comes the confusing part:
I have learned that Gabapetin and Horizant are the same thing, with different names.
If that is the case why does the Gabapetin solve my problem when the Horizant did not?
D
August 14, 2014
does anyone else get the night-sweats from Horizant?
May 24, 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.

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" ...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... "

" ...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'... "

" ...is a type of gabapentin...it's gabapentin enacarbil. It's a slow release pill and works longer in the... "

" ...is the manufacturer? my sister has fibro and takes gabapentin and it works well for that...not sure... "

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" ...tablets of Horizant, or Gabapentin. Yes I am BFing, & they said it was safe for that, thank goodness. It really did help so much with the ...It was hard getting off the Horizant too, but thankfu... "

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" Horizant (gabapentin) New doc gave me some ...days to recover my mind from an expirament. Anyone try it who didn't tolerate gabapentin in its original version? Was it any better?... "

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" ...has taken Horizant. I couldn't take Gabapentin or Lyrica due to excruciating headaches. ...of Horizant might reduce the headaches. In the writeup on www.rxlist.com, it doesn't list headaches... "

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" I haven't tried plain gabapentin. I tried the 600 mg Horizant timed release and pardon the ...a night, but I was so groggy the next day ...off. If you are used to gabapentin and its effects, ask... "

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