Neurontin vs Rivotril

Neurontin
(Rx)
Rivotril
(Rx)
Neurontin is an epilepsy medication.
Rivotril is an epilepsy medication and 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
3.7
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.4
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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December 30, 1993
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
148,782 Discussions
6,180 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Nerve Pain
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Fibromyalgia
#5 for Neuropathy
#6 for Seizures
#8 for Numbness
#9 for Headaches
#11 for Migraines
#12 for RLS
#13 for Tingling
#14 for Chronic Pain
#15 for Epilepsy
#16 for Back Pain
#17 for Leg Pain
#18 for Pain Burning
#19 for Shingles
Neurontin is prescribed for Nerve Pain, Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, Seizures, Numbness and Tingling and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Depression, RLS, Withdrawal Symptoms, Headaches, Bipolar Disorder and Migraines, 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 Seizures
#7 for Epilepsy
#8 for Panic
#10 for Tinnitus
#11 for Social Anxiety
#12 for RLS
#13 for Shaking
#14 for Spasms
#15 for GAD
#16 for OCD
#17 for Twitching
#18 for Sleep Disorders
#19 for Anxiety Attacks
#20 for Restlessness
Rivotril is prescribed for Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Insomnia, Seizures and Epilepsy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Depression and Withdrawal Symptoms, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Neu
Dizziness
5
Drowsiness
4
Nausea
4
Weight Loss
3
Rash
1
Grogginess
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Tinnitus
1
Suicide
1
Psychosis
1
Riv
Weakness
5
Blisters
5
Weight Gain
3
Euphoria
2
Irritability
2
Hallucinations
1
Suicide
1
Allergy
1
Weight Loss
1
Impotence
1
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Neurontin
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Rivotril
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Dizziness
Neu
Riv
5
0
Drowsiness
Neu
Riv
4
0
Nausea
Neu
Riv
4
0
Weight Loss
Neu
Riv
3
1
Rash
Neu
Riv
1
0
Grogginess
Neu
Riv
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Neu
Riv
1
0
Tinnitus
Neu
Riv
1
0
Suicide
Neu
Riv
1
1
Psychosis
Neu
Riv
1
0
Weakness
Riv
Neu
5
0
Blisters
Riv
Neu
5
0
Weight Gain
Riv
Neu
3
0
Euphoria
Riv
Neu
2
0
Irritability
Riv
Neu
2
0
Hallucinations
Riv
Neu
1
0
Suicide
Riv
Neu
1
1
Allergy
Riv
Neu
1
0
Weight Loss
Riv
Neu
1
3
Impotence
Riv
Neu
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 Neurontin 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 Neurontin 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
Dosages
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Capsule: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg
Tablet: 600 mg, 800 mg
Solution: 250 mg/5 mL
No methods of use & dosage information found
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
Clonazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Neurontin and Rivotril: 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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