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I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?
ER: you call 911 or go to the ER immediately after reading this sentence. ...Read more
Many uses: Gabapentin aka Neurontin (gabapentin) is considered an anti epileptic , but is rarely used for epilepsy except as an adjunct to other medications. It is more commonly used for neuropathic pain or as a muscle relaxant. It's exact mechanism of action is unknown except that it blocks voltage-dependent calcium channels and modulates excitatory neurotransmitter release ...Read more
Variety of uses: Gabapentin has been used for epileptic seizures, trigeminal neuralgia, post-herpetic neuralgia, peripheral nerve pain, fibromyalgia, and even bipolar disorder. It is an older medicine with dosing limitations at a max of about 2400 mg. It has been largely supplanted by the newer drug lyrica (pregabalin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer