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Does gabitril (tiagabine) cause weight gain?

Does gabitril (tiagabine) cause weight gain?

Can: Among the many side effects of the drug is increase in appetite. Doesn't mean that every patient gets it, or that you will. Discuss options with your doc. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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For gabitril (tiagabine) or neurontin. Any thoughts on effectiveness?

For gabitril (tiagabine) or neurontin. Any thoughts on effectiveness?

This varies quite a: Bit from patient to patient, frequency and strength of dose, but ultimately it depends on tolerability from patient and what condition is actually being treated. Hope I didn't lose you with the answer but sometimes it's a bit complicated due to all the factors that need considered... That's the "art" part of what we do. ...Read more

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Advice on gabitril (tiagabine)?

Partial Seizures: Gabitril or tiagabine is used as an adjunctive (add on) medication in the treatment of a type of seizure disorder called partial seizures. It has also been used "off label" for anxiety and pain symptoms, but the fda warns that for patients who do not have seizures, the use of this medication may actually cause a slight increase in the risk of having a seizure. ...Read more

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Could gabitril (tiagabine) make you gain weight?

Increased appetite: Is listed as a 'less common' side effect of gabitril (tiagabine). ...Read more

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What is gabitril (tiagabine) usually prescribed for?

Partial Seizures: Gabitril or tiagabine is used as an adjunctive (add on) medication in the treatment of a type of seizure disorder called partial seizures. It has also been used "off label" for anxiety and pain symptoms, but the fda warns that for patients who do not have seizures, the use of this medication may actually cause a slight increase in the risk of having a seizure. ...Read more

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Tiagabine or gabitril: can you get high like feeling?

Sort of: Gabitril or tiagabine is used as an adjunctive (add on) medication in the treatment of partial seizures. It has also been used "off label" for anxiety and pain symptoms, but the fda warns that for patients who do not have seizures, the use of this medication may actually cause a slight increase in the risk of having a seizure. It can make some people feel altered, but should not cause a "high". ...Read more

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I am looking for information on the seizure medication called gabitril (tiagabine)?

I am looking for information on the seizure medication called gabitril (tiagabine)?

Adjunct treatment: Tiagabine is used with other medications to treat certain epileptic seizure disorders (partial seizures) not controlled by other medications. Dosage is based on your medical condition, response to therapy, and use of certain other seizure medications. Side effects:inability to concentrate, dizziness, drowsiness, nervousness, irritability, tiredness, or shaking. Rare:depression/suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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What are lamictil. Gabitril?

What are lamictil. Gabitril?

Anti Seizure Meds: These are both anti-seizure medications, however they are used for different types of seizures and work in different ways. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me the side effects for gabitril (tiagabine)?

Gabitril (tiagabine) side effect: Most commonly reported were dizziness/lightheadedness, lack of energy, sleepiness, confusion. ...Read more

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I shoplift everyday. I take gabitril & Zoloft & wellbutrin (bupropion). Should I have therapy?

I shoplift everyday. I take gabitril & Zoloft & wellbutrin (bupropion). Should I have therapy?

Moat likely: Shoplifting everyday is eventually going to lead to legal problems regardless how good you are at it. With tgat said, there is no medication that specifically treats kleptomania. Meds are prescribed in the hopes of decreasing the compulsive behavior at best. Consequently, getting therapy and beginning treatment is probably your best bet in terms of making personal change. ...Read more

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Is gabitril (tiagabine) used for severe anxiety or depression. I was on gabapentin and it was the only med that worked but caused weight gain.?

Is gabitril (tiagabine) used for severe anxiety or depression. I was on gabapentin and it was the only med that worked but caused weight gain.?

Sometimes: Gabitril or tiagabine is a GABA reuptake inhibitor, a different mechanism of action than neurontin (gabapentin). It has been used off label to treat anxiety with some success. There are studies in treating both social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Tiagabine (Definition)

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Gabitril (Definition)

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