Horizant is taken for: RLS

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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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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.

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....
" ...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... "

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as it would begin and be relentless. Horizant began to work...
" ...RLS restless legs that I had was unbearable...I dreaded each evening as it would begin and be relentless. Horizant began to work almost ...practically nonexistent. Yes, I was groggy the first w... "

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constantly. He gave me Horizant (subset of Gabepentin)...
" ...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 ...and then they feel weak. My neuro t... "

- 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... "

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www.rxlist.com
Syndrome. Before using Horizant, RLS seizures were extreme...
" ...movements caused by extreme Restless Legs Syndrome. Before using Horizant, RLS seizures were extreme throughout entire... "

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bb.rls.org
http://www.ehealthme.com/ds/horizant/dry eyes Hope this...
" ...the board regularly. Of those, only a percentage will have tried Horizant. My guess is ...or this one: http://www.ehealthme.com/ds/horizant/dry eyes Hope... "

Patient concerns with Horizant

We found 652 discussions
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.

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....
" ...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... "

Post from
www.rxlist.com
as it would begin and be relentless. Horizant began to work...
" ...RLS restless legs that I had was unbearable...I dreaded each evening as it would begin and be relentless. Horizant began to work almost ...practically nonexistent. Yes, I was groggy the first w... "

Post from
www.thisisms.com
constantly. He gave me Horizant (subset of Gabepentin)...
" ...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 ...and then they feel weak. My neuro t... "

- 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... "

Post from
www.rxlist.com
Syndrome. Before using Horizant, RLS seizures were extreme...
" ...movements caused by extreme Restless Legs Syndrome. Before using Horizant, RLS seizures were extreme throughout entire... "

Post from
bb.rls.org
http://www.ehealthme.com/ds/horizant/dry eyes Hope this...
" ...the board regularly. Of those, only a percentage will have tried Horizant. My guess is ...or this one: http://www.ehealthme.com/ds/horizant/dry eyes Hope... "

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