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Is Trileptal better than lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin for face pain?

Is Trileptal better than lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin for face pain?

Possible: Different mechanism of action. Trial each one independantly. If both help use both for additive/synergistic effect. ...Read more

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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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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) treat face pain and headaches?

Does Neurontin (gabapentin) treat face pain and headaches?

Sometimes: Often headache and face pain are related to certain neurological condition. In thus case neurontil may be a good choice. ...Read more

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Have bad head cold&seems like I cant take anything for it cuz everything interacts w my wellbutrin. I'm also on topamax, (topiramate)klon, trileptal, neurontin. Help!

Have bad head cold&seems like I cant take anything for it cuz everything interacts w my wellbutrin. I'm also on topamax, (topiramate)klon, trileptal, neurontin. Help!

Cold Tips: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Burning face pain - bilateral. No diagnosis. Taking gabapentin. Doesn't always work. Can I use lidocaine ointment USP 5% on my face? Thank you.

Burning face pain - bilateral. No diagnosis. Taking gabapentin. Doesn't always work. Can I use lidocaine ointment USP 5% on my face? Thank you.

Diagnosis!: “diagnosis” is defined as identifying the nature or cause of something. Without a diagnosis, its just a guessing game. You can use Lidocaine patch 5%; applying the prescribed number of patches, usually only once a day for up to 12 hours or as directed by your treated doctor.
Rec see pain management or orofacial pain specialist for diagnosis and medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Why do you gabapentin and lyrica (pregabalin) make my extremities and my face twitch?

Why do you gabapentin and lyrica (pregabalin) make my extremities and my face twitch?

Tics: Motor tics caused by anti epileptics is a side effect that mandated revisiting the therapy. See your neurologist. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects switching from Neurontin to lyrica (pregabalin)?

Are there any side effects switching from Neurontin to lyrica (pregabalin)?

Not usually: If the dose is equivalent, there should be no difference in tolerability. In a few cases, edema in the lower legs may develop with Lyrica (pregabalin) even if it didn't occur with Gabapentin. Good luck ...Read more

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Are there any new medications similar to Neurontin or lyrica (pregabalin) on the horizon?

Are there any new medications similar to Neurontin or lyrica (pregabalin) on the horizon?

Mechanisms of action: Meds that act on calcium channels = Gabapentin and lyrica; likely no new meds with that same mechanism of action for a while. But, existing meds for neuropathy w/ different moa include Cymbalta & venlafaxine (snris), Amitriptyline and other heterocyclic antidepressants, tizanidine (alpha2 agonist), vimpat (lacosamide) (anticonvulsant), Alpha lipoic acid, and vitamin B12 + b6 + folate supplements. Take care! ...Read more

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On high dose Neurontin considering lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia. What do I need to know?

On high dose Neurontin considering lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia. What do I need to know?

See below: It was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin. Recent studies have shown that Pregabalin is effective at treating chronic pain in disorders such as fibromyalgia and spinal cord injury. In june 2007, Pregabalin became the first medication approved by the U.S. Food and drug administration specifically for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Neurontin is not approved for this use (but is used. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin? I use Neurontin to help me sleep at night. Won't take together just same day

Is it ok to take Lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin? I use Neurontin to help me sleep at night. Won't take together just same day

Avoid both for sleep: These medications will cause sleepiness but as a side effect. They can cause or worsen already existing sleep problems, not to mention affect your alertness while you are awake. If your problem falling asleep is due to pain, you will need better control of that during the day. Insomnia can result and sleep hygiene is the best way to help you sleep and may be combined with a safer sleep medication. ...Read more

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I have neuropathy. Neurontin is not effective and Lyrica (pregabalin) is too expensive as well as being ineffective. Is there ANYTHING that will work? I have tried

2 directions.: You are asking for medications which may assist symptoms, but it is far more important to determine underlying cause, and treat that. Neuropathy may be caused from multiple reasons, and a neurologist who has some experience and understanding needs to be sought. Sometimes, vitamins help, sometimes IVIG may be answer. Lyrica (pregabalin) merely blunts the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) stronger than Neurontin?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) stronger than Neurontin?

Lyrica (pregabalin) vs neurontin: Neurontin was the first ans lyrica (pregabalin) was more recent. Dosinnnot compare strengths. G is different as the amount available is different. One ca ...Read more

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Are there studies that demonstrate that lyrica (pregabalin) controls seizures better than neurontin? References?

No studies: Both Lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin are chemically very similar, and there has never been, to my knowledge, a head to head study. Would expect both to have an identical response in epilepsy. One problem with neurontin, will not benefit beyond 2400 mg total daily. ...Read more

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Is there a pill that can help with my neuropathy and anxiety at the same time. I've tried Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin) didn't help?

Is there a pill that can help with my neuropathy and anxiety at the same time. I've tried Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin) didn't help?

It depends: It depends on what's causing your neuropathy. Sometimes older medications called "tricyclic antidepressants" can help both anxiety and neuropathy. New medications such as duloxitine and venlafaxine can also help. Finally, don't overlook behavioral techniques such as visualization exercises which can decrease pain sensitivity and also help anxiety. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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Just started lyrica (pregabalin) 75mg weaning off Neurontin 300mg 4 tabs a day what can I expect if any for side effects in the weaning process?

Slow taper: Taper the neurontin (gabapentin) slowly, under the guidance of your neurologist. The slower your taper, the less likely you are to experience side effects, which can include tremor, irritability, agitation, anxiety, tachycardia, diaphoresis, confusion, disorientation, catatonia, and status epilepticus. Http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/722526_1 ...Read more

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If I'm no longer getting relief from max Neurontin is trying lyrica (pregabalin) a waste of time and money. Would it be prudent to go another route?

Lyrica (pregabalin) and gabapenti: Without knownig all the details any answer I give you will mislead you. Both drugs are anti seizure medication acting in different receptors of the brain and different conditions. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the medications, Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin)?

Cost and absorption: Gabapentin (neurontin) and Pregabalin (lyrica) are structurally similar and have similar effects pharmacologically. Pregabalin is absorbed better and is more potent in some studies, however it is also quite a bit more expensive since it is not available as a generic. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the medications Neurontin (gabapentin) and lyrica (pregabalin)?

Basically price: Gabapentin is older and available generically, so much cheaper. Lyrica (pregabalin) is newer dosages are different and somewhat less frequent than gabapentin. Lyrica (pregabalin)- because it is newer has more indications (labelled uses- ie postherpetic neuralgia and fibromyalgia) but Gabapentin will work just as well. Gabapentin (neurontin) was originally marketed for seizure disorders but more commonly used for neuralgi. ...Read more

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Facial Pain (Definition)

Facial pain is a clinical finding in which there is pain in the area of the face. This is often due to trauma, ...Read more


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Neurontin (Definition)

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