Gabapentin

Last Update May 6, 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 and RLS, In addition[COMMA] and Withdrawal Symptoms and Headaches, although it is not approved for these conditions. Read More
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What people say about Gabapentin

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2.9
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Positive 13,374 "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 10,057 "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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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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Gabapentin
| Trennasoares24
Gabapentin made my life he'll I had beautiful thick portuguese hair now my hair don't come pass my eyes

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Take pills together
| Batmangirl
Can you take mobic, gabapentin, and zanaflex together??

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Sick of taken drugs
| Denny.o
I am on gabapentin 1200 three times a day amitryptelin 50 grams tramadol 8 a day and zomorph 1a day plus paracetamol I have had no diagnosis and I am sick to my back teeth of taken drugs every day just to function as I have severs back pain running down my left side just under my left rib cage running down base of spine I have bad water infections and also suffer with vaginal bacteria,does anyone suffer like me without gettin a diagnosis,I am sick of feeling so tired

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HELP WITH NERVE PAIN
| johnson4272013
I had a menigenomia brain tumor removed in 2014. Here we are in 2016 and I have TEMPORAL NERVE ISSUE. I am going to see a nerosurgon to see if and what he can do to get my life back. I am 35 and laying in bed resting isn't me, I am a veteran of the Army, mom to 3 great kids, wife and mother to 16 fur babies. So laying down in pain because it hurts to breath and hurts to move. What treatment have you found helpful? Gabapentin is a NO GO, Lyrica is also a NO GO, and I am taking alieve. lost down from 125 to 110 and 3 sizes. Can't eat it hurts, can't sleep it hurts, breath or walk hurts, can someone help me??

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How gabapentin side effects has adversely affected me!
| Sea1cindy
Gabapentin 600 mg 2x per day. For chronic back pain. My experience is one time I completely ran out of medication and in three days I was suicidal and could not get out of bed, I was extremely depressed and had no energy. It wasn't until after a week I realized it was going cold turkey on gabapentin. I resume taking the drug because I was not aware of all the other at first effects. Following is my most recent experience with gabapentin.

While taking this medication I've always felt like my brain was in a fog. when I would try to interact with another person my ability to converse was always impaired. I had a kind of spacey feeling like I'm not all there. I never felt connected emotionally or intellectually. Pretty much that's all I was experiencing at least that I was aware of. However that spacing feeling was almost debilitating. I admittedly confess that not taking the gabapentin regularly or routinely. About three weeks ago I started experiencing what I would try to describe as a feeling of ' SEA LEGS' ( it was like I had been on a ship for several hours and then going to back to land you still feel like you're on a ship) also I felt extremely heavy like lead was poured through my body from the waist down. But what brought me to actually going out and Google gabapentin side effects was I became extremely weak especially from the hips down I noticed when I would pick something up it appeared to be 10 times heavier than it ever was before.
I also had ;
a mild case of nausea.
Difficulty sleeping or staying asleep
Depression
Lack of motivation
Extreme weakness in (mostly my legs) and arms
Feeling tired but not sleepy
Inability to communicate effectively (fog)
Unable to coordinate my thoughts
Inappropriate aggressive reactions to others
Impatience losing my temper easily
Overreactive emotions
HOPEFULLY SOMEONE ELSE WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS POST
Three days ago I consciously and deliberately reduced my dosage to 300 mg a day and plan to quit completely in five more days .
Currently I'm taking 200mg. magnesium about every hour or so and Epsom salts bath in the evening. It has helped (though not completely) with the emotions and brain fog. However the muscle weakness still exist, mild nausea and inability to sleep soundly.


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Terrific for Chronic Pain (Neuropathy) but Side Effect.... Alternatives?
| MrD
I've had chronic lower back pain for many years (classic S1 pain). My pain doctor asked if I was ever treated for neuropathy, and I told him "no." He prescribed this, and after the doses got up to 30 and better, the pain subsided for the first time in 8 years! Then I noticed the intolerable side effect: blurred vision. This scared me because I went through a similar incident several years earlier due to the side effect of a muscle relaxer, and I failed the regular glaucoma test. So now, we have to look for alternatives. The first one suggested - Gabapentin does look attractive at all! Anyone else experienced this side effect and found a good alternative besides Nortriptyline or Gabapentin?

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Gabapentine caused immune system problems for me
| Sledfoot
Was put on small dose Gabapentin for Meralgia Paresthetica (right leg nerve pain). Had a baseline blood test done which was all normal. 3 months later, blood test showed WBC, lymphocytes, and platelets below normal. 3 months later was worse and also had enlarged spleen. Stopped taking it. Was tested for a whole bunch of immune disorders all negative. Next 2 blood tests still showed WBC and platelets too low then finally went back to within normal limits but just barely for all 3 factors. Seems pretty clear the Gabapentin was the cause.

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Gabapentin Side Effects
| DawnCrenshaw41
Before taking Gabapentin for tarsal tunnel syndrome everything was normal. However after 2 mos, my blood sugar is 111 and my heart developed an arrhythmia. The doc says this isn't the Gabapentin. I say yes it is.

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Idk what to do! Am Trapped!
| Kelley prince
I have been taking seroquil for like 12 yrs. I did not think I was addicted. till I could not get in due to insurance. Am on 450 mg. I didn't not sleep or eat for 5 days. 1 dose I was normal! Idk what to do. If I told a doctor. First thing they will do is take it. And that scares me to death! All so with out insurance it cost 1,200!

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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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ALL PREGNANCY CATEGORIES
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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Alchohol 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?
300 mg (9)- 600 mg (69) Tablet, 100 mg Tablet, 300 mg Tablet, 400 mg Tablet, 600 mg Tablet, 800 mg Tablet, 100 mg Capsule, 300 mg Capsule, 400 mg Capsule, 250 mg/5 mL Solution, 250 mg/5 mL (5 mL) Solution, 300 mg/6 mL (6 mL) Solution, 25 mg/mL Suspension
300 mg (9)- 600 mg (69) Tablet, 100 mg Tablet, 300 mg Tablet, 400 mg Tablet, 600 mg Tablet, 800 mg Tablet, 100 mg Capsule... Show all
Ingredients
Gabapentin
Approval Date
September 12, 2003
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