Gabapentin vs Morphine

Gabapentin
(Rx)
Morphine
(Rx)
Gabapentin is an epilepsy medication and a nervous system medication.
Morphine is a pain relief medication (opioid).
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Withdrawal Symptoms
3.8
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Withdrawal Symptoms
2.1
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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September 12, 2003
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
135,903 Discussions
492,610 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 Pain
#3 for Pain Relief
#4 for Chronic Pain
#5 for Back Pain
#6 for Severe Pain
Morphine is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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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
Mor
Nausea
7
Euphoria
3
Dizziness
2
Hallucinations
2
Blood Clots
1
Coma
1
Spotting
1
Trauma
1
Paranoia
1
Bloating
1
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Gabapentin
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Morphine
Mor
Dizziness
Gab
Mor
6
2
Drowsiness
Gab
Mor
5
0
Nausea
Gab
Mor
4
7
Weight Loss
Gab
Mor
2
0
Euphoria
Gab
Mor
2
3
Dry Mouth
Gab
Mor
1
0
Grogginess
Gab
Mor
1
0
Mood Swings
Gab
Mor
1
0
Hallucinations
Gab
Mor
1
2
Suicidal behavior
Gab
Mor
1
0
Nausea
Mor
Gab
7
4
Euphoria
Mor
Gab
3
2
Dizziness
Mor
Gab
2
6
Hallucinations
Mor
Gab
2
1
Blood Clots
Mor
Gab
1
0
Coma
Mor
Gab
1
0
Spotting
Mor
Gab
1
0
Trauma
Mor
Gab
1
0
Paranoia
Mor
Gab
1
0
Bloating
Mor
Gab
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 Gabapentin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Morphine 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.
When taken with alcohol a rapid relaese of the drug might occur and may be potentially deadly.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, 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
Capsule: 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 45 mg, 50 mg, 60 mg, 70 mg, 75 mg, 80 mg, 90 mg, 100 mg, 120 mg, 130 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, 20 mg/24hr, 50 mg/24hr, 100 mg/24hr
Solution: 250 mg/10 mL, 100 mg/4 mL, 10 mg/5 mL, 20 mg/5 mL, 0.5 mg/mL, 1 mg/mL, 2 mg/mL, 3 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL, 5 mg/mL, 8 mg/mL, 10 mg/mL, 15 mg/mL, 25 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL, 1 mg/mL (PF)
Tablet: 10 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, 15 mg/12hr, 30 mg/12hr, 60 mg/12hr, 100 mg/12hr, 200 mg/12hr
Syringe: 10 mg/10 mL (1 mg/mL), 1 mg/mL, 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL, 5 mg/mL, 8 mg/mL, 10 mg/mL, 15 mg/mL, 25 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL
Cartridge: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL, 8 mg/mL, 10 mg/mL, 15 mg/mL
Suppository: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg
: 30 mg/30 mL (1 mg/mL)
Concentrate: 100 mg/5 mL
Injector: 10 mg/0.7 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol while taking narcotics as it may increase their toxicity.
Ingredients
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Gabapentin
Morphine Sulfate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Gabapentin and Morphine: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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