Gabapentin vs Horizant

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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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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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| RogueKitten
I have a traumatic spinal cord injury with a baclofen pump. My legs ache and I have increasing periferal neuropathy. I am 4.5 years post injury. A pain management specialist switched me from 1200 mg gabapentin to 1200 mg horizant two months ago. Withdraw from gabapentin is painful and results in increased cramping and rls -like symptoms (although I twitch and spasm all the time, this is different). Horizant seems more effective and I have less pain when I wake up, probably because horizant is time release and gabapentin is not.

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Gabapetin versus Horizant
| Ricardo
I have been taking Pramipexole for several years to help my RLS and to help my sleep problem.
The RLS continued to worsen but I continued to take it as it seemed to help me sleep.
My doctor put me on Horizant but that did no good so I quit taking it but continued the Pramipexole.
A few months ago another doctor prescribed Gabapetin for my RLS and overnight my RLS all but disappeared.
A couple of days after that miracle I forgot to take the Pramipexole and the RLS came back.
When I took it again, the RLS stopped.
I then experimented and twice did not take the Pramipexole and each time the RLS returned.
It is clear to me that as long as I take the Pramipexole and Gabapetin in conjunction my RLS is a thing of the past.
If I take either by itself, the RLS returns.
Now comes the confusing part:
I have learned that Gabapetin and Horizant are the same thing, with different names.
If that is the case why does the Gabapetin solve my problem when the Horizant did not?
D
August 14, 2014
does anyone else get the night-sweats from Horizant?
May 24, 2014
Maybe you needed a higher dose. I started at 100 my a day if Gabapentin for RLS. Now I am taking 300 me 2xs a day. Works for the most part but do still have bad nights. Good luck.

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