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Is Trileptal better than lyrica and Neurontin for face pain?

Is Trileptal better than lyrica 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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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Lyrica (Definition)

Pregabalin is indicated to treat diabetic nerve pain, fibromyalgia, complex partial seizures, spinal cord injury pain, but also is used to treat trigeminal neuralgia and post-herpetic neuralgia. Psychiatric problems may also be handled with this medicine. Has no significant drug-drug interactions, but may cause drowsiness, dizziness, weight ...Read more


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Does Neurontin treat face pain and headaches?

Does Neurontin 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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Are there studies that demonstrate that lyrica controls seizures better than neurontin? References?

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

No studies : Both Lyrica 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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Are opiates ok for chronic pain ?. I've tried Neurontin, Lyrica etc but they dont help. Seeing a pain specialist Friday. : )

Are opiates ok for chronic pain ?. I've tried Neurontin, Lyrica etc but they dont help. Seeing a pain specialist Friday. : )

Complex issue: Chronic pain is a complex issue. It requires an intensive physical and history as well as an assessment of the psyche. Many times patients require the help of a chronic pain doctor, psychologist/psychiatrist as well as other fields of medicine. ...Read more

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What is a good pain reliever for nerve pain? I've tried cymbalta, lyrica, and neurontin. Nothing has worked. I have tn too, and im losing hope.

What is a good pain reliever for nerve pain? I've tried cymbalta, lyrica, and neurontin. Nothing has worked. I have tn too, and im losing hope.

Additional Rx: Effexor, tricyclic antidepressants, ssnri's, local Lidoderm patch, a Butrans patch, all have some chance of success. However, if you possess an underlying small fibre neuropathy, or a large fibre neuropathy caused by autoimmune mechanisms, infusions of ivig may be amazingly helpful. Lastly, a medical food metanx is also of value. ...Read more

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Taking 100 lyrica for peripheral nerve pain. Heartburn really bad. Ok to keep glugging antiacid? Neurontin did same.

Taking 100 lyrica for  peripheral nerve pain.  Heartburn really bad.  Ok to keep glugging antiacid?  Neurontin did same.

No. call doctor: Neurontin is indeed an excellent treatment for peripheral nerve pain. In my practice, it does not cause heartburn. You need to get that checked out promptly. You may have an ulcer, which could worsen. Taking antacids without medical supervision could cause its own set of complications, including decreased absorption of medications. Call your treating physician and get checked. ...Read more

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I have severe neuropathy pain as a result of radiation & chemo for colorectal cancer Stage IIIB. Taking Neurontin. Tried Lyrica. Nothing is helping.

I have severe neuropathy pain as a result of radiation & chemo for colorectal cancer Stage IIIB. Taking Neurontin. Tried Lyrica. Nothing is helping.

See pain management: specialist. Neuropathic pain is one of the most challenging and complex pain syndromes. You should see specifically a pain management specialist to manage your pain. Take care. ...Read more

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

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

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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Is lyrica stronger than Neurontin ?

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

Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, 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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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