Clonazepam vs Gabapentin

Clonazepam
(Rx)
Gabapentin
(Rx)
Clonazepam is an epilepsy medication and an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Gabapentin is an epilepsy medication and a nervous system medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.7
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.8
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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September 10, 1996
September 12, 2003
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
122,178 Discussions
136,093 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Seizures
#7 for Panic
#9 for RLS
#10 for Social Anxiety
#11 for GAD
#12 for Restlessness
#13 for Shaking
#14 for Sleep Disorders
#15 for Epilepsy
#16 for OCD
#17 for Panic Disorder
#18 for Spasms
Clonazepam is prescribed for Anxiety, Insomnia and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Withdrawal Symptoms and Depression, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Nerve Pain
#2 for Anxiety
#4 for Depression
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Neuropathy
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Numbness
#9 for Headaches
#10 for RLS
#11 for Migraines
#12 for Epilepsy
#13 for Tingling
#14 for Chronic Pain
#15 for Back Pain
#17 for Leg Pain
#18 for Shingles
#19 for Hot Flashes
#20 for Sciatica
Gabapentin is prescribed for Nerve Pain, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, Seizures and Numbness and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Depression, RLS, Withdrawal Symptoms and Headaches, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Clo
Euphoria
4
Weight Gain
3
Weakness
3
Weight Loss
1
Nightmares
1
Dry Mouth
1
Impotence
1
Apathy
1
Hair Loss
1
Vivid Dreams
1
Gab
Dizziness
6
Drowsiness
5
Nausea
4
Weight Loss
2
Euphoria
2
Dry Mouth
1
Grogginess
1
Mood Swings
1
Hallucinations
1
Suicidal behavior
1
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Clonazepam
Clo
Gabapentin
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Euphoria
Clo
Gab
4
2
Weight Gain
Clo
Gab
3
0
Weakness
Clo
Gab
3
0
Weight Loss
Clo
Gab
1
2
Nightmares
Clo
Gab
1
0
Dry Mouth
Clo
Gab
1
1
Impotence
Clo
Gab
1
0
Apathy
Clo
Gab
1
0
Hair Loss
Clo
Gab
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Clo
Gab
1
0
Dizziness
Gab
Clo
6
0
Drowsiness
Gab
Clo
5
0
Nausea
Gab
Clo
4
0
Weight Loss
Gab
Clo
2
1
Euphoria
Gab
Clo
2
4
Dry Mouth
Gab
Clo
1
1
Grogginess
Gab
Clo
1
0
Mood Swings
Gab
Clo
1
0
Hallucinations
Gab
Clo
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Gab
Clo
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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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Gabapentin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
There may be a negative interaction between Gabapentin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 0.125 mg, 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Tablet: 300 mg (9)- 600 mg (69), 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg
Capsule: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg
Solution: 250 mg/5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL (5 mL), 300 mg/6 mL (6 mL)
Suspension: 25 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Clonazepam
Gabapentin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Clonazepam and Gabapentin: 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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