Gabapentin

Last Update February 14, 2016
Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, spec...
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Positive 11,933 "...now. she's been on gabapentin since June and it has made some impact on her pain. No... "Read more positive discussions
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| Sandra Green
My Dr prescribed me neurontin when my insurance slipped covering my lyrica. My neuropothy and fibromynalga(spelling iffy) hardly flares now. I do get alot of mucus but I started taking a Claritin allergy pill 1x a day. My mucus went away. I hope this helps you

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Do they have the same main ingredient?
| liz_1_1
I have diclofenas. Is gapentin the same basically
liz_1_1
January 22, 2016
Can someone answer my question honestly?

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| Jasonjrockewell
I took the first pill of 40mg and went to my sons game. All the sudden I started having hot flashes. Actually, I had one before I left while sitting on the couch also. I'm never taking that stuff again. I'd rather be a little nervous sometimes than that. Doctors have given me antihistimines, gabapentin, and nothing works. I'm on Zoloft to treat anxiety and depression and it has worked well. But, in certain situations I feel nervous still.

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| judy 1_1
Hi am on gabapentin 300mg daily, can l take diazepam?
chellerae79
January 12, 2016
I have taken gabapentin 300mgs 3 times a day. My doctor just started me back on celexa 20mg for major depression. Hoping to feel better soon.

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| Christianne
Since taking gabapentin, notice hair loss and skin bruising on my arms and hands. No other tablets taking apart from extra vitamins. Reading the comments, maybe in need of reviewing my prescription.

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| Sam Kuykendall
I take Gabapentin for a spinal cord issue (removal of non-cancer tumor for spinal cord in July, 2011). I take daily, 3X 300mg each) and often now have the most vivid dreams about people, places and situations just out of the blue and from past and present...and even in the dream it seams like (during the dreams) I am from time to time asking myself it this real, or just a dream... honest to goodness the dreams, while experiencing them, it is simply like "reality".. But admit, awake rested, so no real complaint.
Sam Kuykendall, Bedford Texas USA M 63 yrs old

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| qshelly1
I was first put on neurontin (gabapentin) a few years ago at 1800mg/day . Within six weeks I gained 35 lbs. some of the weight may be from being less active post incident ..( L 4/5 disc rupture then microdiscectomy / MRSA infection post op in sacrum and L5) but the weight gain seemed very excessive.
Tried to switch to Lyrica with no relief of nerve pain and RLS.
I have primary RLS as most the women in my family with first onset being late childhood/ early teens. Pregnancy was hell with most of my children from 5 months on. I have two daughters out of seven that have primary inherited RLS. One daughter died in infancy so i dont know if she inherited it. It has just been one of those things in the family we know is common.
I have recently went on a lower dose of gabapentin (300mg) three times a day and have not increased weight yet have not truly been able to lose the previous sudden weight gain. It seems to help me, so I tolerate the side effects to get an occasional good night.
If you have primary RLS know I feel for you. It has been such a big part of my life. Not a positive part but such a interference in being able to sleep or function after bad episodes. Hormonal fluctuations seem to make it worse like clockwork during my female cycles.
I have recently increased the gabapentin during those times. I get a bit sloppy in motor functions and have to accommodate those times and put in place coverage for driving anywhere.

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| Kimg1
I took Gabapentin for one month following a 4 lecel spinal fusion. Almost immediately, I experienced extreme swelling of my feet, ankles, legs and thighs. This contined to my core, chest, neck, arms , hands and face. Within the month, I had gained 33 pounds due to massive edema. Nothing helped. I couldn't wear shoes or any of my clothes. I went to the ER twice for the swelling. Finally, my dr took me off Gabapentin. The swelling gradually went down over the course of 9 months. It took a year before my feet and ankles stopped swelling. I had never experienced any type of swelling in the past, not even during 3 pregnancies, so this was very alarming to me. My Dr. concluded that I had had the most extreme reaction to Gabapentin that he had ever witnessed. This is noted in my medical records and I carry an alert in my wallet.

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| Jo Crews
I have been on Neurotin since 2009 for neuropathy in my feet , I take 1800 mg a day. For the last 6 months I have had a UTI .. I see where this is a side effects of neurotin, but Pelzer Cp says, "no".

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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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Facts about Gabapentin

How do I obtain Gabapentin?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Gabapentin?
Pill
What dosages are available?
300mg(9)-600mg(69), 100mg, 300mg, 400mg, 600mg, 800mg, 250mg/5mL, 250mg/5mL(5mL), 300mg/6mL(6mL), 25mg/mL
300mg(9)-600mg(69), 100mg, 300mg, 400mg, 600mg, 800mg, 250mg/5mL... Show all
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