Horizant

Last Update February 4, 2016
Gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant, XP-13512) is a prodrug for the anticonvulsant and analgesic drug gabapentin. It was design...
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for RLS
1.4
Concern level
3.3
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Positive 37 "Horizant is a type of gabapentin...it's gabapentin enacarbil. It's a slow release pill and works longer in the... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 33 "...will take a look. I think the Horizant just hasnt been working. My doctor office finally ...me and recommended I take Requip 2mg. That is a... "Read more negative discussions
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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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| Charlotte
I couldn't figure out why I just couldn't stop crying. It only happens when I take horizant. My doc never heard of this side effect. I been crying so much that I'm using toilet paper to dry my tears , I ran out of tissues. This may be rare but I have found a few other post with this side effect. If you have this side effect please email me, I have a doctors appointment Monday morning, s.he can report it. Some one who has issues should not take this. It can make it 100 X worse
gilliemph
October 9, 2015
I just stated taking this drug and I am the same way. Have other side effects as well

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months and taking other medicines like Horizant. This one...
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" ...finally got immediate relief for my restless leg syndrome after suffering for many months and taking other medicines like... "

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for Bipolar.Can I take Horizant later than 5:30?I have a...
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" ...effects from meds I take for Bipolar.Can I take Horizant later than 5:30? I have a friend who got rid of her RLS when she got diagnosis and medicin for Bipolar,... "

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am now using Nuepro and Horizant together. they work but...
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" ...remedies and am now using Nuepro and Horizant together. they work but not all the time. So I will not go dairy free as I have read that it has helped a couple... "

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I can definitely tell the difference when I don't take it....
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" ...with restless legs. I take Horizant for that and although it doesn't help a ton I can definitely tell the difference when I don't take it. Unfortunately, they still... "

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as it would begin and be relentless. Horizant began to work...
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" The RLS restless legs that I had was unbearable...I dreaded each evening as it would begin and be relentless. Horizant began to work almost immediately..I ...are practically nonexistent. Yes, I was... "

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have been taking Horizant for about a week now and my RLS...
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" \"I have been taking Horizant for about a week now and my RLS has gotten significantly worse. I am up all night walking around, stretching and... "

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'm on Horizant and it seems to help with the symptoms and a...
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" ...meds that cause or worsen rls. I took iron and it caused major constipation, so my neurologist had me stop the iron intake. I'm on Horizant and it seems to help with the symptoms and a bit with... "

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nyone else tried this? I can honestly say that it is workin...
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" Horizant Hi everyone. I have been suffering from RLS for years. 2 weeks ...on a new med called \"Horizant\". Has anyone else tried this? I can honestly say that it is working. For the first time... "

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Facts about Horizant

Horizant insert
How do I obtain Horizant?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Horizant?
Pill
What dosages are available?
300mg, 600mg
Ingredients
Gabapentin enacarbil
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