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Gabapentin

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Other Names: Neurontin   Gabarone

Horizant

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 80,267 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 477 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 Ricardo
January 4, 2014
Ricardo wrote
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?
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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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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
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 LJ
November 15, 2013
LJ wrote
Has any one experienced differently by the same dosage of Gabapentin but different Manufacturers
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 vs. Horizant

185 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
the Lyrica and transitioned over to Horizant. I think it...
...am off the Lyrica and transitioned over to Horizant. I think it makes ...for now! I would recommend Horizant if you are looking for a new medication and gabapentin in the traditional form...
not like the way it made me feel and switched to Neurotin...
...did not like the way it made me feel and switched to Neurotin (gabapentin) ...another story. So the Neuro doc wanted me to get off it and get on something for RLS. But a year ago the psych peopl...
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...
gabapentin. I took it for two days and it seemed to help my...
...swell up. My neuro gave me \"Horizant\" and it's a long acting gabapentin. I took it for two days and it seemed to help my pain. However, ...dosage of the Horizant. I've been having pain in th...
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...
of gabapentin though works differently) for it. Ropinerole...
...are better drugs. I have RLS, but use a new drug Horizant (it is a form of gabapentin though works differently) for it. Ropinerole...
fibro and takes gabapentin and it works well for that...not...
...sure if its gabapentin or not can you ...has fibro and takes gabapentin and it works well for that...not...
Gabapentin 600mg evning and night, it helps a little,...
...a Pharmacist what is the difference in Gabapentin and Horizant, and he said the only difference is that the Horizant is ...taking Gabapentin 600mg evning and night, it helps a ...stopping the...
Horizant. I couldn't take Gabapentin or Lyrica due to...
...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...
If you are used to gabapentin and its effects, ask your...
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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