Gabapentin vs Neurontin

Gabapentin
(Rx)
Neurontin
(Rx)
Gabapentin is an epilepsy medication and a nervous system medication.
Neurontin is an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Nerve Pain
2.9
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Nerve Pain
3.0
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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September 12, 2003
December 30, 1993
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
136,128 Discussions
148,846 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 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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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
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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Gabapentin
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Neurontin
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Dizziness
Gab
Neu
6
5
Drowsiness
Gab
Neu
5
4
Nausea
Gab
Neu
4
4
Weight Loss
Gab
Neu
2
3
Euphoria
Gab
Neu
2
0
Dry Mouth
Gab
Neu
1
0
Grogginess
Gab
Neu
1
1
Mood Swings
Gab
Neu
1
0
Hallucinations
Gab
Neu
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Gab
Neu
1
1
Dizziness
Neu
Gab
5
6
Drowsiness
Neu
Gab
4
5
Nausea
Neu
Gab
4
4
Weight Loss
Neu
Gab
3
2
Rash
Neu
Gab
1
0
Grogginess
Neu
Gab
1
1
Suicidal behavior
Neu
Gab
1
1
Tinnitus
Neu
Gab
1
0
Suicide
Neu
Gab
1
0
Psychosis
Neu
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 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 Gabapentin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Neurontin 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
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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Gabapentin
Gabapentin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Gabapentin 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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