Elavil vs Neurontin

Elavil
(Rx)
Neurontin
(Rx)
Elavil is an antidepressant medication.
Neurontin is an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.0
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.2
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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April 7, 1961
December 30, 1993
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
59,932 Discussions
148,820 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Weight Gain
#3 for Anxiety
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Migraines
#8 for Headaches
#9 for Nerve Pain
#10 for Chronic Pain
#11 for Sleep Disorders
#12 for Neuropathy
Elavil is prescribed for Depression, Weight Issues, Insomnia, Interstitial Cystitis and Headaches and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Fibromyalgia and Nerve Pain, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is taken to prevent Migraines.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Nerve Pain
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Neuropathy
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#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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Ela
Drowsiness
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Dry Mouth
4
Grogginess
4
Dizziness
4
Palpitations
2
Nightmares
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Tachycardia
1
Hallucinations
1
Neu
Dizziness
5
Drowsiness
4
Nausea
4
Weight Loss
3
Rash
1
Grogginess
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Tinnitus
1
Suicide
1
Psychosis
1
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Elavil
Ela
Neurontin
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Drowsiness
Ela
Neu
6
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ela
Neu
5
0
Dry Mouth
Ela
Neu
4
0
Grogginess
Ela
Neu
4
1
Dizziness
Ela
Neu
4
5
Palpitations
Ela
Neu
2
0
Nightmares
Ela
Neu
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Ela
Neu
1
0
Tachycardia
Ela
Neu
1
0
Hallucinations
Ela
Neu
1
0
Dizziness
Neu
Ela
5
4
Drowsiness
Neu
Ela
4
6
Nausea
Neu
Ela
4
0
Weight Loss
Neu
Ela
3
0
Rash
Neu
Ela
1
0
Grogginess
Neu
Ela
1
4
Suicidal behavior
Neu
Ela
1
0
Tinnitus
Neu
Ela
1
0
Suicide
Neu
Ela
1
0
Psychosis
Neu
Ela
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 Elavil 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 Elavil and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Neurontin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg
Solution: 10 mg/mL
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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Amitriptyline Hcl
Gabapentin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Elavil 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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