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Can Gabapentin or Baclofen help with angina and POTS syndrome?

Can Gabapentin or Baclofen help with angina and POTS syndrome?

No: My medical references show that Gabapentin and Baclofen are not used for the treatment of Postural Orthostatic Tackycardia Syndrome. For patient information on POTS just type in bit.ly/1F5vWEP in search box. No need for www or.com ...Read more

Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) 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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Is Phenibut safe? Naturopath prescribed it, PCP prescribe Gabapentin and Baclofen, not sure which route to go, all Gaba-related, Phenibut seems sketch

Is Phenibut safe? Naturopath prescribed it, PCP prescribe Gabapentin and Baclofen, not sure which route to go, all Gaba-related, Phenibut seems sketch

Please clarify: Phillip, you unfortunately neglected to state the reason your doctor prescribed gabapentin and baclofen. It does matter, you know. Please repost with that information. ...Read more

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Is it best to stagger new medications, i.e. start one a week or so before introducing another. I have started Gabapentin and have Baclofen prescribed. Maybe I should wait to add Baclofen until I've gotten to a full dose of Gabapentin?

If possible, yes: It is helpful if your Doctor agrees-let them know and discuss with them, as if you start both meds at the same time, you may not know which one genuinely helps and or if you get an adverse reaction/side effect, you would not know which one caused it, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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On adderall, gabapentin, skelaxin, (metaxalone) & baclofen. I might be pregnant. Will taking these meds cause harm to the baby?

On adderall, gabapentin, skelaxin, (metaxalone) & baclofen. I might be pregnant. Will taking these meds cause harm to the baby?

Risk vs benefit: Pregnant or not it is important to weigh benefit vs risk. Discuss with your doctor everything you consume including otc which are not prescribed and your diet. ...Read more

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How is topical baclofen cream metabolized? Does it still work on your CNS and metabolized through the kidney? What about topical gabapentin?

How is topical baclofen cream metabolized? Does it still work on your CNS and metabolized through the kidney? What about topical gabapentin?

Transdermal- topical: A topical application of a medication to the skin is used solely for its local effect at the site of pain generation. While transdermal medications are also applied directly to the skin, their target site of action can be distant from the site of drug application. The site of activity of a transdermal drug is not achieved locally, but systemically. The drug is pushed into a blood stream. ...Read more

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Can a cream with baclofen, amitriptyine, & gabapentin in a versapro gel cause burning & urinary urgency & frequency?

Can a cream with baclofen, amitriptyine, & gabapentin in a versapro gel cause burning & urinary urgency & frequency?

Coincidence, UTI: Baclofen, amitriptyine, & Gabapentin is a great cream for chronic pain. I think you have UTI according to the symptoms you have described. See your PCP for evaluation, labs and treatment. ...Read more

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My husband takes percocet10/325 Valium 10 baclofen 10 and gabapenton he isn't acting his norm he it is like he is speeding, none stop talking, moving?

My husband takes percocet10/325 Valium 10 baclofen 10 and gabapenton
he isn't acting his norm he it is like he is speeding, none stop talking, moving?

Delirium??: Advise contacting his prescribing doctor asap, due to mixture of several brain depressing agents, to rule out possibility of delirium (organic brain syndrome) or akathisia from combination. ...Read more

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I got out of rehab for alcohol and Ativan 4 days ago. While I was in rehab I was started on neurontin 600 mg tid, abilfy 5 mg qd, vistaril 50 mg q4 hrs prn, baclofen 20 mg q hs, naltrexone 50 mg q hs. I've been having tremors and I'm very dizzy when I st

I got out of rehab for alcohol and Ativan 4 days ago. While I was in rehab I was started on neurontin 600 mg tid, abilfy 5 mg qd, vistaril 50 mg q4 hrs prn, baclofen 20 mg q hs, naltrexone 50 mg q hs.  I've been having tremors and I'm very dizzy when I st

Incomplete question: Unfortunately your question was cut off. To provide you the best response I will need to know the complete question. You are on some potent medications that might make you dizzy but don't stop without checking with a physician. You should have had a followup appointment. ...Read more

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Is bacofen good to take for trilgelmial nerugia along with gabapintin and dilanta?

Is bacofen good to take for trilgelmial nerugia along with gabapintin and dilanta?

May be useful: Have found Baclofen to be handy as a second or third line drug in those who have not readily responded to the initial meds. Find both Gabapentin and Lyrica (pregabalin) to be of great value, but never use Dilantin for trigeminal neuralgia. If you must use an archaic drug, might choose tegretal or trileptal, but i really am concerned about side effect tolerance with these, but they do work. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin addicting?

Is gabapentin addicting?

Good Question: Most substances to be addictive must be shown to be associated with a Dopamine release in the brain's reward centers. I'm not aware of evidence for that with Gabapentin but nonetheless it is for some a potent anti-anxiety agent, so it doesn't surprise me that addictive like patterns can emerge. If that's the case it is time to look for other ways to safely and effectively address the anxiety. ...Read more

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What is gabapentin 600 mg?

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

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What is Neurontin (gabapentin) used for?

What is Neurontin (gabapentin) used for?

Gabapentin : Gabapentin is used to treat partial seizures, pain related to post herpetic neuralgia as well as neuropathic pain. While it does modulate the activity of the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, gaba, it's mechanism of action is significantly different from that of a benzodiazepine or barbiturate. As a result does not result in physiologic dependence. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: gabapentin?

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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Could I use gabapentin for recreational uses?

No: You should not use prescription medications for recreational use at all. It is dangerous and illegal in some states. If you did so with gabapentin, it wouldn't do much except make you sleepy. ...Read more

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Why is Gabapentin 300mg so sedating for me?

Gabapentin SEs: Sedation is a common side effect of gabapentin. Each person will be somewhat different in their sensitivity to this SE -- but it does occur. Some patients may adjust to the medication dose, and find sedation less problematic with time. Or perhaps taking most of the dose at bed would help. Contact you're prescribing MD to arrive at the best solution for your particular case & be well! :) ...Read more

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Mixing alcohol and gabapentin, is that okay?

Mixing alcohol and gabapentin, is that okay?

No, it is not: Both are central nervous system depressants. They can both suppress the breathing centers in your brain. You could get super drunk, uncoordinated, black out, pass out, or stop breathing with the combo. Increased risk of falls, accidents, drunkenness, and embarrassing or shameful social behaviors you may or may not recall. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin addictive drug?

Neurontin (gabapentin): No, but sudden discontinuation is not advised. ...Read more

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Can you take gabapentin and saffron?

Most likely Okay: Evaluation of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of saffron, crocus ...
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mar 28, 2012 — evaluation of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of saffron, crocus sativus l., ... Crocin; safranal; gamma-aminobutyric acid; acetone; gabapentin. ...Read more

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Can I take gabapentin while pregnant?

No studies: There are no human studies of Gabapentin use during pregnancy, but animal studies have shown fetal problems. There have been delayed ossification in skull bones, vertebrae, and extremities. Hydroureter and hydronephrosis have also been reported in animal studies. These results mean Gabapentin should only be used in pregnancy when benefit clearly outweighs risk. Discuss with your doctors. ...Read more

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Does gabapentin work for vaginal pain?

Does gabapentin work for vaginal pain?

Consult GYN: Gabapentin numbs nerves and may work for some pain in gyn. It is best to get accurate diangnosis and specific treatment recommendations from specialist for best approach. ...Read more

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Will gabapentin show up in a urine test?

If tested for: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a non-controlled/non-scheduled/non-addictive medication that is not metabolized by the liver at all and excreted unchanged by the kidneys/renal system. If there is a reason to measure the level, Gabapentin can be measured in the urine. Because it is not controlled there would be no basis for it to be part of a standard urine drug screen. ...Read more

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Can I take gabapentin with buprenorphine?

Can I take gabapentin with buprenorphine?

Yes: Both can cause sleepiness and edema, but they have been prescribed together and patients have gotten benefit. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Hejtmanek
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Baclofen (Definition)

Baclofen is used to reduce discomfort related to "muscle spasms" from a variety of causes. It is commonly used to treat spasticity - which is a constant "muscle spasm" commonly associated with prior brain ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Neurontin (Definition)

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