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Gabapentin vs. Primidone for Shaking

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Gabapentin

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Other Names: Neurontin   Gabarone

Primidone

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Other Names: Mysoline
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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
Primidone is an anticonvulsant of the pyrimidinedione class, the active metabolites of which, phenobarbital (major) and phenylethylmalonamide (PEMA) (minor), are also anticonvulsants. It is used mainly to treat complex partial seizure, simple partial sei... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Patricia
March 9, 2014
Patricia wrote
Gabapentin vs primidone
I have been taking gabapentin for years. I was prescribed primidone which I took my first one last night. It made me very dizzy and ever this morning I feel a little dizzy. I wander if these 2drugs don't mix.
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
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By Ricardo
January 4, 2014
Ricardo wrote
Gabapetin versus Horizant
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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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By frank
August 5, 2013
frank wrote
primidone and my BP
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What patients are saying about Gabapentin vs. Primidone

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talk) But back on topic...primidone. Ugh. It works for so...
...just drug talk) But back on topic...primidone. Ugh. It works for so many people, but it didn't for me. Bad side effects. Gabapentin - no side effects (I'm at 600 mg morning and night),...
told us your experience with Primidone. You have arrived at...
...us your experience with Primidone. You have ...everyone knows I have been on gabapentin for 9 years and others using Clonazepam etc. Many people say they are afraid of the side effects of medic...
Primidone and Gabapentin are not working..Do you have any...
...yes the doctor gave me a prescription for Topamax. He was a little concerned because I have had kidney stones in the past ...it anyway if this Primidone and Gabapentin are not working..Do you h...
and have you taken both Primidone and Gabapentin? Does 375...
...for your reply. Did the Gabapentin control your tremors somewhat and have you taken both Primidone and Gabapentin? Does 375 mg of Primidone control your tremors? Does ...down? I take a Xanax ...
commonly used medications are primidone and propranolol....
...Some of the commonly used medications are primidone and propranolol. Other medications used ...clinical drug trials are  Topiramate Mirtazapine Gabapentin etc. However, any medication should...
I see him in 3 1/2 wks. I didn't notice any side effects...
...primidone for over a month now to treat my hands shaking. My Dr. started me out slowly with 1/2 tablets (50 mg) 2 times a day and built up from there over a 31 day period. I'm now up to 3 tablet...
I am on Primidone and weaning off Inderal. My Dr. wanted me...
...and weaning off Inderal. My Dr. wanted me to take Gabapentin but ...I have a history of kidney stones, I opted out of that. I am now taking 20 mg. of Inderal and 150 to 200 mg. of Primidone a d...
word. He is putting me on Gabapentin and I don't know...
...is weaning me of primidone because of all the problems I have experienced; i.e. depression, exhaustion, moodiness and just plain laziness for lack of better word. He is putting me on Gabapentin...
to continue with my other seizure med-Primidone three times...
...My neurologist has cut my inderol down ...med called Gabapentin and I am to continue with my other seizure med-Primidone three times a day. The beta blocker, Inderal, was causing problems with...
these years. I am on gabapentin and primidone now. Going...
...was about Gloria who mentioned this doctor and this forum. I was given a test and he said it definitely was OT. I was relieved to have a name for it after all these years. I am on gabapentin...
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