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is trileptal better than lyrica and neurontin for face pain

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
19 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a good choice to face pain and headaches. It depends on what the underlying reason is though for the pain and headaches.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cold Tips: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For ant ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain Specialist!!: Interventional pain treatment (injections) may be helpful Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral! Hope this helps Dr Z
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Diagnosis!: “diagnosis” is defined as identifying the nature or cause of something. Without a diagnosis, its just a guessing game. You can use Lidocaine patch 5%; ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Tics: Motor tics caused by anti epileptics is a side effect that mandated revisiting the therapy. See your neurologist.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
It depends: In my neurology practice I prefer to use Neurontin as Lyrica (pregabalin) has a therapeutic ceiling due to renal metabolism that limits the maximum do ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Liu
19 years experience Neurosurgery
Probably not.: Lyrica (pregabalin) tends to be better tolerated than Neurontin. If you have concerns, contact your prescribing physician.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
43 years experience Psychiatry
They don't.: But they don't usually cause weight gain either.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Sanner
19 years experience Neurology
Mechanisms of action: Meds that act on calcium channels = Gabapentin and lyrica; likely no new meds with that same mechanism of action for a while. But, existing meds for n ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: It was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin. Recent studies have shown that Pregabalin is effective at treating chronic pain in disorder ... Read More
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