Neurontin vs Zanaflex

Neurontin
(Rx)
Zanaflex
(Rx)
Neurontin is an epilepsy medication.
Zanaflex is a muscle relaxant.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Fibromyalgia
3.1
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Fibromyalgia
3.2
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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December 30, 1993
November 27, 1996
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
148,820 Discussions
16,135 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Nerve Pain
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Neuropathy
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#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 Spasms
#2 for Spasticity
#3 for Fibromyalgia
Zanaflex is prescribed for Spasticity and Fibromyalgia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
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
Zan
Drowsiness
9
Nausea
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Dry Mouth
3
Hallucinations
3
Grogginess
2
Fainting
2
Low Blood Pressure
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Itching
1
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Dizziness
Neu
Zan
5
0
Drowsiness
Neu
Zan
4
9
Nausea
Neu
Zan
4
5
Weight Loss
Neu
Zan
3
0
Rash
Neu
Zan
1
0
Grogginess
Neu
Zan
1
2
Suicidal behavior
Neu
Zan
1
0
Tinnitus
Neu
Zan
1
0
Suicide
Neu
Zan
1
0
Psychosis
Neu
Zan
1
0
Drowsiness
Zan
Neu
9
4
Nausea
Zan
Neu
5
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Zan
Neu
4
0
Dry Mouth
Zan
Neu
3
0
Hallucinations
Zan
Neu
3
0
Grogginess
Zan
Neu
2
1
Fainting
Zan
Neu
2
0
Low Blood Pressure
Zan
Neu
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Zan
Neu
1
0
Itching
Zan
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 Zanaflex 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 Zanaflex 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
Capsule: 2 mg, 4 mg, 6 mg
Tablet: 2 mg, 4 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Gabapentin
Tizanidine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Neurontin and Zanaflex: 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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