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

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

No. call doctor: Neurontin (gabapentin) 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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What is Neurontin (gabapentin) used for?

What is Neurontin (gabapentin) used for?

Gabapentin : Gabapentin is used to treat partial seizures, pain related to post herpetic neuralgia as well as neuropathic pain. While it does modulate the activity of the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, gaba, it's mechanism of action is significantly different from that of a benzodiazepine or barbiturate. As a result does not result in physiologic dependence. ...Read more

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Can Neurontin (gabapentin) cause depression?

Can Neurontin (gabapentin) cause depression?

Possible: Neurontin (gabapentin) is not a typical sedative tranquilizer, so less chance of depression, but does cause in much drowsiness and dizziness, and far less frequently mild depression. However, may be due to alternative cause, so have your doctor analyze this. Following recent infection, emotional changes may occur, and your pneumonia may be the proximate cause. ...Read more

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Can neurontin (gabapentin) help with facial tics?

Can neurontin (gabapentin) help with facial tics?

Rarely: Of all the patients I've placed on Neurontin (gabapentin) for tic disorder I've seen mild improvements in only a handful and I was never really able to convince myself that the "improvement" was real as opposed to me thinking they were better. There are better treatments for motor tics or dyskinesias/dystonias. You may write questions to me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) show up in urine test?

Urine test: Neurontin (gabapentin) does not show up in any substance urine tests. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Neurontin and coumadin (warfarin)?

Is it ok to take Neurontin and coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: Neurontin is an anti-seizure medication. Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner. There is no known drug interaction between them. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) effective for pain control?

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) effective for pain control?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Neurontin (gabapentin) or Gabapentin is anti-seizure medication. It is effective for nerve pain or neuropathic pain. ...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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Is it safe to take Ambien (zolpidem) and Neurontin together?

Possibly: They can be taken together but remember you are taking 2 meds which both cause sedation. Check first with the doctor who prescribed them. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Neurontin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Neurontin allergy?

Congestion, rash: Neurontin allergy, like other drug allergies, involves both systemic and local allergic reactivity. There is nasl congestion, sinus congestion, as well as signs of rash on the trunk, neck and limbs. ...Read more

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How effective is Gabapentin (Neurontin) for treating epilepsy?

How effective is Gabapentin (Neurontin) for treating epilepsy?

Neurontin (gabapentin): It is approved for Focal seizures, Partial seizures, & mixed seizures. ...Read more

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What is better for chronoc anxiety lamictal or neurontin (gabapentin)?

Niether: Niether have strong evidence supporting their use in anxiety. Neurontin's effects on anxiety are thought to be mediated through its effects on the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA (similar to, but much more subtly than, benzodiazepines). Lamictal is still being investigated for use in anxiety because it can reduce activity of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamine. ...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 it ok to take Neurontin (gabapentin) 900mg 3 hrs after a glass of wine?

Should be ok: Yes, this should be safe. There is no interaction, but both can make you feel sleepy. Be careful about your alertness if you need to drive. ...Read more

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Neurontin, (gabapentin) tramadolany cause headaches, migraines as side effect?

Headache : Is one of the most common side effects with medication. And yes, both Neurontin (gabapentin) and tramadol can cause headache as a side effect. ...Read more

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Will the sleepiness I feel from taking Neurontin (gabapentin) subside with time?

Will the sleepiness I feel from taking Neurontin (gabapentin) subside with time?

Might OR: Might not. With your docs permission — try moving the main dose to the pm. ...Read more

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Can you continue medically necessary Neurontin (gabapentin) throughout pregnancy?

Can you continue medically necessary Neurontin (gabapentin) throughout pregnancy?

Yes - with care.: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a class c drug for use in pregnancy, indicating that rodent studies have shown increased teratogenicity that has not been replicated in humans. If your neurologist thinks it is the best drug to control your seizures, then it is ok to use the minimal effective dose for that purpose under maternal-fetal medicine supervision. ...Read more

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Has anyone been on Neurontin (gabapentin) throughout her pregnancy? Is it ok to do?

Yes - with care.: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a class c drug for use in pregnancy, indicating that rodent studies have shown increased teratogenicity that has not been replicated in humans. If your neurologist thinks it is the best drug to control your seizures, then it is ok to use the minimal effective dose for that purpose under maternal-fetal medicine supervision. ...Read more

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Can I take 1mg mirapex (pramipexole) with 300mg Neurontin for RLS Neurontin is not cutting it?

Get checked: This answer would be best to come from your prescribing doctor. Your doctor may want to increase the dose of one medicine rather than starting a second medicine. ...Read more

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Can taking Neurontin (gabapentin) with methadone cause a patient to have a false positive uds?

Can taking Neurontin (gabapentin) with methadone cause a patient to have a false positive uds?

See below: Neurontin (gabapentin) — no. But Methadone is a type of opiate (narcotic). Most current drug tests should not register an opiate if you just take Methadone but some may give a positive reading. However, the lab or office that is doing the test should know your current medications to rule those out. And, generally, if positive, a second test (gas chromatograph or gc) will be done to find the exact drug/med. ...Read more

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Would the side effects be less if i seperate the Neurontin and mirapex (pramipexole) by a couple hours?

Maybe (not) . . .: Only one way to find out! If you're not convinced, try it for a few days more. Be sure to stay in close contact w/you're prescribing doctor & dispensing pharmacist. And always tell them everything you're taking so they can look for drug-drug interactions & warn you beforehand. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if on Neurontin (gabapentin) started having panic attacks after started taking the med?

Can you tell me what to do if on Neurontin (gabapentin) started having panic attacks after started taking the med?

Talk to your doctor: Tell them your concern. They will advise you whether the panic attack could be related to the medication or not. If it is not seek treatment for panic attacks from a qualified psychologist. A combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and medication if needed will help you control this symptom. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with sensory neuropathy so what can I do for the pain apart from neurontin (gabapentin)?

I have just been diagnosed with sensory neuropathy so what can I do for the pain apart from neurontin (gabapentin)?

Find the cause: There are multiple treatments for the symptoms of sensory neuropathy. These include medications like neuron tin which you have been prescribed. There are also several antidepressants, seizure meds, pain meds. The most important step if you have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy is to determin the cause. This can include diabetes, autoimmune diseases, medications, b-12 deficiency, etc. ...Read more

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Do any of the docs have experience using neurontin (gabapentin) for tics? What dose range is therapeutic? Thanks!

None: Do sometimes find neurontin useful when insurance fails to allow more effective agents such as Lyrica, (pregabalin) Grailise, or Horizant. Tics may respond to major tranquilizers such as Haldol better, and a neurologist can help guide your therapeutic approach. ...Read more

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Full body spasms with sensation. Feels like a washing machine. Zanaflex (tizanidine) or Neurontin? Which is more effective?

Sounds like paresthe: This may be paresthesias. Need more clarification of your diagnosis. Neurontin would probably be better but you may need to discuss with your physician about Lyrica (pregabalin) as another alternative. ...Read more

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All my prob's finally diagnosed fibromyalgia. Now how long till Neurontin (gabapentin) and meloxicam work? Been on them for four days now.

All my prob's finally diagnosed fibromyalgia.  Now how long till Neurontin (gabapentin) and meloxicam work? Been on them for four days now.

Several weeks: Neurontin (gabapentin) dosage needs to be titrated upwards to tolerance over several weeks. Meloxicam should provide some relief sooner. Good luck. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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