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Gabapentin

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/ 80,267 posts
Other Names: Neurontin   Gabarone

Topamax

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/ 97,037 posts
Other Names: Topiramate
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Based on 97,037 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
Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant (antiepilepsy) drug. It was originally produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc., both divisions of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. This medication was discovered in 1979 by Bruce... Read more on Wikipedia
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By april
March 25, 2014
april wrote
Weigh the pros and cons
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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 Amy
February 6, 2014
Amy wrote
Topomax
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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 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 Anna
August 30, 2013
Anna wrote
Increased weight, and memory problems
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What patients are saying about Gabapentin vs. Topamax

1,317 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
After arguing she gave me a Topamax script. Then I...
...to see if I can change from Gabapentin to Gabtril or Topamax as I'm gaining weight. ...have no pain with Gabapentin, that is the ...face. After arguing she gave me a Topamax script. Then ...
has recommended Topomax medication from Gabapentin. He says...
...has recommended Topomax medication from Gabapentin. He says that it works better in term of nerve pain (burning) and helps to lose weight while...
advised me to stop taking the topamax and he was going to...
...concerned about and he advised me to stop taking the topamax and he was going to ...week off of the topamax before starting the gabapentin.  He said that if I was having the twitches at the low...
relieved for that, but Topamax made me stupid as hell; and...
...reduction.  I also changed from Gabapentin to Topamax because of weight gain ...lost it quickly on Topamax and was relieved for that, but Topamax made me stupid as ...So I d/c'ed Topamax.  I'...
to switch me from gabapentin to topamax because of weight...
gabapentin withdrawal hey all you life experts  i need advice.  my dr wants to switch me from gabapentin to topamax because of weight gain that is making me uncomfortable (25lbs) so i...
change it to Topamax as soon as he tapers off my gabapentin...
...gained 24lbs on this medicine!@#!@. My gp said we will change it to Topamax as soon as he tapers off my gabapentin. Still waiting for my Nero dr. to calll me ...believe. Has anyone heard of Topa...
I had to take Topomax the 1st time after the gabapentin in...
...weight to an overweight diabetic?\" He was speechless. I got my Topomax back...... I had to take Topomax the 1st time after the gabapentin in order to lose the 60 lbs, plus the Topomax works so muc...
took gabapentin and was swicted to topomax i take zanaflex...
this is complicated ...i took gabapentin and was swicted to topomax i take zanaflex .off of flexeral.i go to pain managment already .maybe i should talk to my doctor there .have you ever heard...
to topamax, she was gaining too much weight on gabapentin...
...mild with the use of gabapentin, almost completly gone, this ...slowly come back, eventually she was changed to topamax, she was gaining too much weight on gabapentin, anyway a few monthes proba...
for hours hurting. My neuro was switching me from Gabapentin...
...Topomax for only 1 week now and the pins and needles are getting to be too much. It is waking me every night after only 3-4 hours sleep and I lay there for hours hurting. My neuro was switching me ...
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