Gabapentin

Last Update May 30, 2016
Gabapentin is an epilepsy medication and a nervous system medication.
Uses: 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. Read More
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for Nerve Pain
2.9
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Positive 13,464 "I am awaken again I have Diabetes Type 1 and just go levels to a reasonable level as had a fever and changed drugs from Amitriptyline to Gabapentin. My hands keep blowing up like balloons feeling... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 10,128 "A rheumatologist prescribed Gabapentin for me, but I just recently stopped taking it. I found that it gave me horrible mood swings and other unpleasant side effects. I've read other people's posts... "Read more negative discussions
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i have lupus.
| grannycakes645
I was given this medication gabapentin 100mg for my numbness in hands and swollen feet. But when I looked it up in the computer it says it is for people who have eplis. I have lupus. i stop taking it.

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| Amanda Maria
My boyfriend takes 4800mgs of gabapentin and has been having some ed isues. He has nerve pain and cannot take narcotic pain meds. Is this common? What can we do?

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Gabapentin causing severe jaw pain and tmj
| Cartla2
I am taking 600 mg a day and since I started I have had increasing jaw pain and extreme discomfort. Terrible tmj. Could this be related to the drug? I have never experienced so much jaw pain before using this drug! Just seems it fits.

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Gabapentin causing severe jaw pain and tmj
| Cartla2
I am taking 600 mg a day and since I started I have had increasing jaw pain and extreme discomfort. Terrible tmj. Could this be related to the drug? I have never experienced so much jaw pain before using this drug! Just seems it fits.

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MY EXPERIENCES WITH GABAPENTIN.
| RENO
YES,I HAVE BEEN TAKING IT FOR OVER 30 DAYS . I FOUND OUT THA I DO HAVE DRY MOUTH,LITTLE DIZZINESS,/DROWSINESS.I FEEL IT IS GOOD FOR MY PROBLEM. RENO

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Possible side effects of PET scan and fibro...
| nancyhoiaas
Had PET-scan Thur. May 19, 2016... Have had after- effects.... My whole body is "on fire"... burning sensation. Take oxycodone, gabapentin... is there an interaction that anyone knows of? Stomach aches, threw up on Fri., day after... can't sleep... what in the world is going on? has anyone else with Fibro had similar problems? thank you... Nancy

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Sensitivity to Sun while on Gabapentin, Amitriptyline & Buprenorphine.
| Brocka
Im on Gabapentin, Amitriptyline and Buprenorphine Patches for chronic pain. But the last few weeks I seem to be becoming extremely aensitive to the sun. The british weather isnt exactly fantastic, I know its been warm the last few days, but I dont know anyone who has burnt through it, buy I have, my arms, face, neck and chest are all bright red and blotchy, In fact anything htst wasnt covered.
I have been told the my consultant Buprenorphine patches cannot cause it and I only take amitriptyline every now and again and none recently. Consultant has never known this reaction for any of the drugs im on, but he is not 100% sure about the Gabapentin, but has just advised me to use more sunscreen.
Does anyone else have this problem with Gabapentin. Or any of the other medications I listed.

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Works ok but not for long!
| Mapoo
I was on Neproxen but they was giving me terrible pains in chest, Reflux. He taken me off them ans put me on 30mg Nefopam all good! So now I'm on
Nefopam 30mg
Solpadol 30/500
Gabapentin 400mg
I'm being treated for the pin from a prolapsed disc which has broken off pressing on to my sciatic nerve, I am going for a Spinal Block 'injection into my lumber L4 and L5' on 23rd May.

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don't know if they are real or hallucinations.
| cathyhughes8787
started seeing different spiders at night in my apartment. One was big and furry like a tarantula. When I try to catch them they disappear. I am coming unglued from them. It is really creepy.

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Gabapentin and pills
| Trennasoares24
Crps and gabapentin pain sucks now even hair loss to what's next just need a break take pill have pain loss of function of right hair neck pain all I asked is for God to save me now learning how to lefthand this is going to be a great year all I can do is wait for surgery and my birthday (may1582)

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Facts about Gabapentin

What does Gabapentin look like?
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Strength : 100 mg
Pill imprint : APO;112
Color : White,White
Shape : Capsule
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Strength : 300 mg
Pill imprint : R2666
Color : Yellow,Brown
Shape : Capsule
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Strength : 400 mg
Pill imprint : IP103
Color : Brown
Shape : Capsule
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Strength : 600 mg
Pill imprint : R;636
Color : Green
Shape : Oval
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Strength : 800 mg
Pill imprint : R;637
Color : Gray
Shape : Oval
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C Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Gabapentin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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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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Alcohol warning on Gabapentin
There may be a negative interaction between Gabapentin and alcohol.
How do I obtain Gabapentin?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Gabapentin?
Pill
What dosages are available?
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
Ingredients
Gabapentin
Approval Date
September 12, 2003
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