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Gabapentin vs. Tizanidine for Fibromyalgia

Gabapentin

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Other Names: Neurontin   Gabarone

Tizanidine

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Other Names: Zanaflex
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 83,499 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 3,558 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
Tizanidine (trade names Zanaflex, Sirdalud) is a drug that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is a centrally acting 2 adrenergic agonist. It is used to treat the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as mul... 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 sami
March 1, 2014
sami wrote
tizanidine with worse depresion, stomach problems and NO sleepiness!
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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 vs. Tizanidine

221 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
all with no success, either did not help or side effects...
...did not help. I  have bad spasricity in my right leg which has now spread to my rt arm too. I have tried Baclofen, Gabapentin and Tizanidine, all with no success, either did not help or side...
it safe to take tizanidine? I had a bad negative reaction...
How long after taking gabapentin 300mg is it safe to take tizanidine? I had a bad negative reaction to Gabapentin. Watch out for any ...of time before taking w the Gabapentin but the pharmacist...
gave me Tizanidine, Gabapentin, and Nortiptyline....
...me Tizanidine, Gabapentin, and Nortiptyline. What really stinks is that all 3 of them make me drowsy and have dry...
told by a neuro to prescribe tizanidine but gps ARE able to...
...should ask your gp to prescribe you some gabapentin for the buzzing ...told by a neuro to prescribe tizanidine but gps ARE able to prescribe gabapentin. good luck  ...
but tizanidine and alcohol made me give up drinking!...
...had no problem with gabapentin and alcohol but tizanidine and alcohol made me give u...
I use tizanidine (generic Zanaflex) and gabapentin (generic...
...use tizanidine (generic Zanaflex) and ...and skip the gabapentin I pay for it royally. I have worked on getting the dosages just right to give me max relief and not bothersome side effects. So...
tizanidine and it did not do anything for my condition....
...tizanidine and ...I use gabapentin and it works reasonably well. It controls mussle spasiums and works o...
use the muscle relaxant tizanidine at night. Different...
Gabapentin has helped my sleep enormously. It has ...it. At first it was fatiguing. I also use the muscle relaxant tizanidine at night. Different people prefer different muscle relaxants or...
work...I began with tizanidine, it did nothing, then it...
...of it helps...I started on Gabapentin, but a month into it made me suicidal, then I was ...so then I was put on tramadol(which helps), and then ...would work...I began with tizanidine, it did...
evening gabapentin hasnt had any side effects for me ...
...a neuropathic painkiller i take several - gabapentin, tizanidine and amitriptiline tizanidine doesnt go well with any ...in the evening gabapentin hasnt had any side effects for me  ...
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