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Horizant

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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 gabapentin with almost twice the overall bioava... 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?
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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am now using Nuepro and Horizant together. they work but...
...now using Nuepro and Horizant together. they work but not all the time. So I will not go dairy free as I have read that it has helped a couple of people...
I can definitely tell the difference when I don't take it....
...was also diagnosed with restless legs. I take Horizant for that and although it doesn't help a ton I can definitely tell the difference when I don't take it. Unfortunately, the...
constantly. He gave me Horizant (subset of Gabepentin)...
...my legs, they are tingling constantly. He gave me Horizant (subset of Gabepentin) for the pain of cramping and contractions and neuropathy which works well for me. ...then they feel weak. My n...
- my dr gave me horizant - i think its a fairly new drug,...
Hi - my dr gave me horizant - i think its a fairly new drug, i don't have rls anymore just the feeling...
Foundation. I put my info about Horizant, for those in...
...reference to the Board of Directors at the RLS Foundation. I put my info about Horizant, for those in the UK so they wouldnt run...
New med Horizant makes me feel alot better. I guess this...
...we gonna do- I am so sick of feeling bad. My GP thinks I am doing good! Oh how I wish The New med Horizant makes me feel alot better. I guess this is as Good as it...
I'm pleased that the Horizant is helping the pain. Let's...
...I'm pleased that the Horizant is helping the pain. Let's hope those...
just realize I was taking the Horizant too late, so that I...
...go for a hike in the hills. I just realize I was taking the Horizant too late, so that I was much too drugged in the morning. Tonight I will take it several hours earlier and...
was much harder using the Horizant. Now that I'm back to...
...It was much harder using the Horizant. Now that I'm back to...
with many patients on Horizant, even ones who didn't have...
...that Dr B made it sound as if he is getting good results with many patients on Horizant, even ones who didn't have the same success on...
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