Gabapentin vs Xanax

Gabapentin
(Rx)
Xanax
(Rx)
Gabapentin is an epilepsy medication and a nervous system medication.
Xanax is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.8
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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September 12, 2003
October 16, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
136,078 Discussions
614,763 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 Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Seizures
#9 for Dizziness
#10 for Panic Disorder
#11 for GAD
Xanax is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
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
Xan
Weakness
3
Weight Gain
3
Euphoria
2
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Impotence
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Dizziness
Gab
Xan
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0
Drowsiness
Gab
Xan
5
0
Nausea
Gab
Xan
4
0
Weight Loss
Gab
Xan
2
1
Euphoria
Gab
Xan
2
2
Dry Mouth
Gab
Xan
1
1
Grogginess
Gab
Xan
1
0
Mood Swings
Gab
Xan
1
0
Hallucinations
Gab
Xan
1
1
Suicidal behavior
Gab
Xan
1
0
Weakness
Xan
Gab
3
0
Weight Gain
Xan
Gab
3
0
Euphoria
Xan
Gab
2
2
Weight Loss
Xan
Gab
1
2
Hallucinations
Xan
Gab
1
1
Dry Mouth
Xan
Gab
1
1
Blisters
Xan
Gab
1
0
Impotence
Xan
Gab
1
0
Brain Damage
Xan
Gab
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Xan
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.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Gabapentin and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
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: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Gabapentin
Alprazolam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Gabapentin and Xanax: 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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