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Gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant, XP-13512) is a prodrug for the anticonvulsant and analgesic drug gabapentin. It was design...
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Horizant for RLS
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RogueKitten
I have a traumatic spinal cord injury with a baclofen pump. My legs ache and I have increasing periferal neuropathy. I am 4.5 years post injury. A pain management specialist switched me from 1200 mg gabapentin to 1200 mg horizant two months ago. Withdraw from gabapentin is painful and results in increased cramping and rls -like symptoms (although I twitch and spasm all the time, this is different). Horizant seems more effective and I have less pain when I wake up, probably because horizant is time release and gabapentin is not.

Lisa
Mirapex vs horizant
I have been on mirapex for close to 8yrs,for rls,has worked fairly well, started taking 1 at bedtime now I usually have to take one at about 5pm then 2 at bedtime,Asked my doc about Horizant,she put me on er 600 mg,took it the first night at 5pm as directed,by 8pm my Rls kicked in... could not take the movements,took 2 mirapex at 9pm- should I try taking 2 horizants tonite? maybe 1 at 5pm then another at 8-9????{ I also have severe anemia which makes my Rls worse} or would you recommend stopping the horizant{been only 1 nite} and stick w/mirapex???

Charlotte
Non - stop crying.
I couldn't figure out why I just couldn't stop crying. It only happens when I take horizant. My doc never heard of this side effect. I been crying so much that I'm using toilet paper to dry my tears , I ran out of tissues. This may be rare but I have found a few other post with this side effect. If you have this side effect please email me, I have a doctors appointment Monday morning, s.he can report it. Some one who has issues should not take this. It can make it 100 X worse

Ricardo
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?
D
August 14, 2014
does anyone else get the night-sweats from Horizant?
May 24, 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.

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for Bipolar.Can I take Horizant later than 5:30?I have a...
" ...effects from meds I take for Bipolar.Can I take Horizant later than 5:30? I have a friend who got rid of her RLS when she got diagnosis and medicin for Bipolar,... "

rlsuk.healthunlocked.com
am now using Nuepro and Horizant together. they work but...
" ...remedies and am 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... "

www.healthboards.com
I can definitely tell the difference when I don't take it....
" ...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, they still... "

www.rxlist.com
as it would begin and be relentless. Horizant began to work...
" The RLS restless legs that I had was unbearable...I dreaded each evening as it would begin and be relentless. Horizant began to work almost immediately..I ...are practically nonexistent. Yes, I was... "

www.drugs.com
have been taking Horizant for about a week now and my RLS...
" \"I have been taking Horizant for about a week now and my RLS has gotten significantly worse. I am up all night walking around, stretching and... "

www.thisisms.com
constantly. He gave me Horizant (subset of Gabepentin)...
" ...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. My legs ...far and then they feel weak. My... "

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RogueKitten
I have a traumatic spinal cord injury with a baclofen pump. My legs ache and I have increasing periferal neuropathy. I am 4.5 years post injury. A pain management specialist switched me from 1200 mg gabapentin to 1200 mg horizant two months ago. Withdraw from gabapentin is painful and results in increased cramping and rls -like symptoms (although I twitch and spasm all the time, this is different). Horizant seems more effective and I have less pain when I wake up, probably because horizant is time release and gabapentin is not.

Lisa
Mirapex vs horizant
I have been on mirapex for close to 8yrs,for rls,has worked fairly well, started taking 1 at bedtime now I usually have to take one at about 5pm then 2 at bedtime,Asked my doc about Horizant,she put me on er 600 mg,took it the first night at 5pm as directed,by 8pm my Rls kicked in... could not take the movements,took 2 mirapex at 9pm- should I try taking 2 horizants tonite? maybe 1 at 5pm then another at 8-9????{ I also have severe anemia which makes my Rls worse} or would you recommend stopping the horizant{been only 1 nite} and stick w/mirapex???

Charlotte
Non - stop crying.
I couldn't figure out why I just couldn't stop crying. It only happens when I take horizant. My doc never heard of this side effect. I been crying so much that I'm using toilet paper to dry my tears , I ran out of tissues. This may be rare but I have found a few other post with this side effect. If you have this side effect please email me, I have a doctors appointment Monday morning, s.he can report it. Some one who has issues should not take this. It can make it 100 X worse

Ricardo
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?
D
August 14, 2014
does anyone else get the night-sweats from Horizant?
May 24, 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.

healthunlocked.com
for Bipolar.Can I take Horizant later than 5:30?I have a...
" ...effects from meds I take for Bipolar.Can I take Horizant later than 5:30? I have a friend who got rid of her RLS when she got diagnosis and medicin for Bipolar,... "

rlsuk.healthunlocked.com
am now using Nuepro and Horizant together. they work but...
" ...remedies and am 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... "

www.healthboards.com
I can definitely tell the difference when I don't take it....
" ...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, they still... "

www.rxlist.com
as it would begin and be relentless. Horizant began to work...
" The RLS restless legs that I had was unbearable...I dreaded each evening as it would begin and be relentless. Horizant began to work almost immediately..I ...are practically nonexistent. Yes, I was... "

www.drugs.com
have been taking Horizant for about a week now and my RLS...
" \"I have been taking Horizant for about a week now and my RLS has gotten significantly worse. I am up all night walking around, stretching and... "

www.thisisms.com
constantly. He gave me Horizant (subset of Gabepentin)...
" ...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. My legs ...far and then they feel weak. My... "

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