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What is gabapentin 800?

What is gabapentin 800?

Gabapentin: Gabapentin is a neuromodulating drug that works by blocking an excitatory neurotransmitter in your body called glutamate. By decreasing the amount of general excitation of pathologic nerves (from diabetes, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc), Gabapentin helps to reduce the pain from those conditions. 800 refers to the dose, though is too high to start on. Side effects include sleepiness. ...Read more

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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more

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What are the dangers of taking gabapentin ?

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Gabapentin problem: In 2008, the us food and drug administration mandated warning labeling for anticonvulsant medications regarding the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Patorno et al 2010 found gabapentin, lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, and tiagabine, compared with the use of topiramate, may be associated with an increased risk of suicidal acts or violent deaths. Gabapentin by itself is beneficial. ...Read more

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What is gabapentin 600 mg?

Anti-epileptic: Gabapentin or Neurontin is a commonly used anti-epileptic medications. It is also used for chronic pain, headaches, and neuropathies. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: gabapentin?

Relaxant & analgesic: Gabapentin (marketed as neurontin) is a drug used for the treatment of epilepsy (anticonvulsant), chronic nerve-related pain (analgesic), and conditions like fibromyalgia. Its side effects include dizziness, fatigue, weight gain, drowsiness, & swelling of extremities. A structurally related compound is gaba, a supplement that has a calming, relaxing, & anti-anxiety effect on the body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gabapentin?

Gabapentin: Also called neurontin, is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation of brain through gaba. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Gabapentin and Gralise 1200mg other than cost?

Gaba and Gralise: Both are the same - Gabapentin. The gralise is a special formulation that slowly releases the gabapentin so that maximum uptake can be obtained. Gralise is a once a day (at night 1 hr after dinner). Gabapentinn is 3 times a day. ...Read more

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Is Gralise tolerated by people better than Gabapentin?

Not necessarily: I'm sure you're aware that Gralise is A brand name for the generic gabapentin. There are many other BRAND NAME drugs which are nothing but gabapentin. So really, the whole argument of which is better, Brand or Generic is moot since some people react better to one than other and all the bad rap that generics get really just comes down to individual body reactivity to each preparation. ...Read more

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Does gabapentin take a long time to take off my headhake problems?

Neurontin headache: Depends on what are the other health problems that cause the headache. Again = treat the overall cause and not the symptom. Gabap is not the first line med to treat headache. If it is well chosen, as i suppose it has been, the benefit may occur rapidly. The dose can be doubled every 3-5 days till benefit is achieved. Good luck. ...Read more

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Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more

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