Baclofen vs Neurontin

Baclofen
(Rx)
Neurontin
(Rx)
Baclofen is a muscle relaxant.
Neurontin is an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Nerve Pain
2.1
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Nerve Pain
3.0
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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July 21, 1988
December 30, 1993
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
66,375 Discussions
148,814 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Spasms
#2 for Spasticity
#3 for Anxiety
#4 for Stiffness
#5 for Nerve Pain
#6 for Cramping
#7 for Leg Cramps
Baclofen is prescribed for Spasticity, Stiffness, Nerve Pain and Cramping and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Anxiety, although this is not an approved use.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Nerve Pain
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Fibromyalgia
#5 for Neuropathy
#6 for Seizures
#8 for Numbness
#9 for Headaches
#11 for Migraines
#12 for RLS
#13 for Tingling
#14 for Chronic Pain
#15 for Epilepsy
#16 for Back Pain
#17 for Leg Pain
#18 for Pain Burning
#19 for Shingles
Neurontin is prescribed for Nerve Pain, Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, Seizures, Numbness and Tingling and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Depression, RLS, Withdrawal Symptoms, Headaches, Bipolar Disorder and Migraines, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Bac
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Depression
6
Drowsiness
4
Nausea
3
Euphoria
1
Vomiting
1
Hallucinations
1
Itching
1
Dry Mouth
1
Stroke
1
Neu
Dizziness
5
Drowsiness
4
Nausea
3
Weight Loss
2
Rash
1
Grogginess
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Tinnitus
1
Suicide
1
Psychosis
1
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Baclofen
Bac
Neurontin
Neu
Withdrawal Symptoms
Bac
Neu
9
0
Depression
Bac
Neu
6
0
Drowsiness
Bac
Neu
4
4
Nausea
Bac
Neu
3
3
Euphoria
Bac
Neu
1
0
Vomiting
Bac
Neu
1
0
Hallucinations
Bac
Neu
1
0
Itching
Bac
Neu
1
0
Dry Mouth
Bac
Neu
1
0
Stroke
Bac
Neu
1
0
Dizziness
Neu
Bac
5
0
Drowsiness
Neu
Bac
4
4
Nausea
Neu
Bac
3
3
Weight Loss
Neu
Bac
2
0
Rash
Neu
Bac
1
0
Grogginess
Neu
Bac
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Neu
Bac
1
0
Tinnitus
Neu
Bac
1
0
Suicide
Neu
Bac
1
0
Psychosis
Neu
Bac
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Baclofen during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Neurontin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Baclofen and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Neurontin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Solution: 20000 mcg/20mL (1,000 mcg/mL), 40000 mcg/20mL (2,000 mcg/mL), 10000 mcg/20mL (500 mcg/mL), 50 mcg/mL, 500 mcg/mL, 2000 mcg/mL
Syringe: 20000 mcg/20mL (1,000 mcg/mL), 40000 mcg/20mL (2,000 mcg/mL), 10000 mcg/20mL (500 mcg/mL), 50 mcg/mL (1 mL)
Kit: 500 mcg/mL, 0.05 mg/mL
Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg
Capsule: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg
Tablet: 600 mg, 800 mg
Solution: 250 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Baclofen
Gabapentin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Baclofen and Neurontin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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