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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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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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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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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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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

Lyrica (pregabalin) and neurontin: Yes. These two are used same day by many practitioners. Be aware of sedation. And be aware of any changes in how you feel and report to your doc. ...Read more

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Facial Pain (Definition)

Pain that is located in the face. For best results, see an oral surgeon ...Read more


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Neurontin (Definition)

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