Neurontin vs Ultram for Peripheral Neuropathy

Neurontin
(Rx)
Ultram
(Rx)
Neurontin is an epilepsy medication.
Ultram is a pain relief medication (opioid).
Satisfaction Score
?
3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Peripheral Neuropathy
2.3
Concern level
1.5
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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December 30, 1993
March 3, 1995
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
148,786 Discussions
45,748 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 Pain
#3 for Fibromyalgia
#4 for Depression
#5 for Headaches
#6 for Pain Relief
#7 for Chronic Pain
#8 for Anxiety
#9 for Back Pain
#10 for RLS
#11 for Arthritis
#12 for Migraines
#13 for Nerve Pain
#14 for Severe Pain
Ultram is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Withdrawal Symptoms, although this is not an approved use.
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
Ult
Nausea
6
Dizziness
3
Serotonin Syndrome
2
Tingling
1
Rash
1
Hallucinations
1
Mood Swings
1
Palpitations
1
Suicide
1
Nightmares
1
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Dizziness
Neu
Ult
5
3
Drowsiness
Neu
Ult
4
0
Nausea
Neu
Ult
4
6
Weight Loss
Neu
Ult
3
0
Rash
Neu
Ult
1
1
Grogginess
Neu
Ult
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Neu
Ult
1
0
Tinnitus
Neu
Ult
1
0
Suicide
Neu
Ult
1
1
Psychosis
Neu
Ult
1
0
Nausea
Ult
Neu
6
4
Dizziness
Ult
Neu
3
5
Serotonin Syndrome
Ult
Neu
2
0
Tingling
Ult
Neu
1
0
Rash
Ult
Neu
1
1
Hallucinations
Ult
Neu
1
0
Mood Swings
Ult
Neu
1
0
Palpitations
Ult
Neu
1
0
Suicide
Ult
Neu
1
1
Nightmares
Ult
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.
C Category C
Before taking Ultram during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Neurontin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Ultram and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg
Tablet: 600 mg, 800 mg
Solution: 250 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 50 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Gabapentin
Tramadol Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Neurontin and Ultram: 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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