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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

Tiagabine (Definition)

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Advice on gabitril (tiagabine)?

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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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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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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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

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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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What are the effects of tiagabine on you?

Gabitril (tiagabine): Is an inhibitory medicine which stimulates GABA in brain to reduce anxiety and some seizures and stabilize mood. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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