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Restless legs syndrome (RLS) or Willis-Ekbom disease is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to m...
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Requip 9,792
Mirapex 8,580
Klonopin 4,592
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Gabapentin vs Horizant for RLS

Gabapentin
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Horizant
Other name: Neurontin Neurontin
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for RLS
4.0
Concern level
2.8
Helpfulness
for RLS
1.4
Concern level
3.3
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Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a gamma-Aminobutyric acid Analogue (chemistry). It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and ...
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Gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant, XP-13512) is a prodrug for the anticonvulsant and analgesic drug gabapentin. It was designed for increased oral bioavailability over gabapentin, and human trials showed it to produce extended release of gabapen...
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Suicidal
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Blurred Vision
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Suicide
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Palpitations
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Drowsy
9
Nausea
5
Dizzy
5
Not Sleeping
4
Burning
4
Groggy
3
Lack Of Sleep
2
Suicide
2
Dry Eyes
1
Arthritis
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Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a gamma-Aminobutyric acid Analogue (chemistry). It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and ...
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Gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant, XP-13512) is a prodrug for the anticonvulsant and analgesic drug gabapentin. It was designed for increased oral bioavailability over gabapentin, and human trials showed it to produce extended release of gabapen...
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I resort to Gabapentin. That doesn't work as well and I...
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" ...erratic results from using Gabapentin. It worked great as a 300 ...time I resort to Gabapentin. That doesn't work as well and I ...to take, and timing. I strongly prefer the Horizant. I think it may... "

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Horizant right now (gabapentin) and it controls the symptoms...
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" I'm on Horizant right now (gabapentin) and it controls the symptoms, but I do not... "

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it possible for Horizant (gabapentin) to stop working? It...
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" Is it possible for Horizant (gabapentin) to stop working? It seems to have made my RLS worse? I have been taking it for over 3 years. The last 6 months my RLS attacks me in the night, I also get it... "

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it possible for Horizant (gabapentin) to stop working? It...
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" Is it possible for Horizant (gabapentin) to stop working? It seems to have made my RLS worse? Horizant is not exactly gabapentin, it's a variant called gabapentin enacarbil. Below is a link to it's... "

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s an very good med for RLS. It has been a miracle...
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" Hi Lehite! Many people have reported increased RLS symptoms, when their requip is increased. Strange, I know, but it is one reason I stopped requip. There is a new drug, that is specific for RLS. The... "

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one that works 24 hours call Horizant. She also prescribed...
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" ...is probably the reason I had migraines - lack of sleep is a major medical problem. She prescribed a new type of Gabapentin - a timed release one that works 24 hours call Horizant. She also... "

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one that works 24 hours call Horizant. She also prescribed...
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" ...is probably the reason I had migraines - lack of sleep is a major medical problem. She prescribed a new type of Gabapentin - a timed release one that works 24 hours call Horizant. She also... "

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thing, I guess that means I'm out, since regular gabapentin...
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" ...are you back yet? Have you started the Horizant? Re the suicidal thing, I guess that means I'm out, since regular gabapentin did that to me, but... "

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I have RLS, but use a new drug Horizant (it is a form of...
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" ...that was frequently used for restless leg syndrome, not anymore though as there ...are better drugs. I have RLS, but use a new drug Horizant (it is a form of gabapentin though... "

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Mirapex, so I'm stopping the Gabapentin, it's not worth the...
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" ...it causes her to have mild RLS. I asked a Pharmacist what is the difference in Gabapentin and Horizant, and he said the only difference is that the Horizant is extended release, so it lasts longer.... "

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