Gabapentin vs Horizant for RLS

Gabapentin
(Rx)
Horizant
(Rx)
Gabapentin is an epilepsy medication and a nervous system medication.
Horizant is a nervous system medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for RLS
3.4
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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September 12, 2003
April 6, 2011
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
136,243 Discussions
893 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for RLS
#2 for Nerve Pain
#3 for Seizures
#4 for Epilepsy
#5 for Neuropathy
#7 for Chronic Pain
Horizant is prescribed for RLS and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Gab
Dizziness
4
Drowsiness
3
Nausea
3
Weight Loss
1
Euphoria
1
Dry Mouth
1
Grogginess
1
Mood Swings
1
Hallucinations
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Hor
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Drowsiness
6
Depression
5
Weight Gain
5
Nausea
4
Dizziness
3
Addiction
3
Migraines
3
Grogginess
3
Sleep Disorders
3
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Gabapentin
Gab
Horizant
Hor
Dizziness
Gab
Hor
4
3
Drowsiness
Gab
Hor
3
6
Nausea
Gab
Hor
3
4
Weight Loss
Gab
Hor
1
0
Euphoria
Gab
Hor
1
0
Dry Mouth
Gab
Hor
1
0
Grogginess
Gab
Hor
1
3
Mood Swings
Gab
Hor
1
0
Hallucinations
Gab
Hor
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Gab
Hor
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Hor
Gab
9
0
Drowsiness
Hor
Gab
6
3
Depression
Hor
Gab
5
0
Weight Gain
Hor
Gab
5
0
Nausea
Hor
Gab
4
3
Dizziness
Hor
Gab
3
4
Addiction
Hor
Gab
3
0
Migraines
Hor
Gab
3
0
Grogginess
Hor
Gab
3
1
Sleep Disorders
Hor
Gab
3
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 Gabapentin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Horizant 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 Gabapentin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Horizant and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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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
Tablet: 300 mg, 600 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Gabapentin
Gabapentin enacarbil
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Gabapentin and Horizant: 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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