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Neurontin And Depakote
Lived w/brief, infrequent (1x/6mo) simple partials w/o aeds for 30 years. Began depakote, seizure-free 20 yrs, but osteoporosis. Neurontin (gabapentin) instead?
Divalproex, is a seizure medicine, the generic name is valporic acid, it has been in the market as an antiseizure medicine for long time, it is a good medicine, helps to control almost all types of common seizures, partial, generalized, absence, myoclonic, atonic, . Etc. It can be used as a mood stabilizer in psychiatric patients. It has adverse effects on the liver, ...Read more
20 yrs seizure-free, discontinued depakote. Experienced anxiety. Started neurontin (gabapentin). Now 300 mg tid. Anxiety gone, but st memory probs. & anomia. Temp?
Unlikely temporary: You are likely experiencing anti-cholinergic side effects from the medication, which is a bit uncommon with gabapentin, but unlikely to improve readily on its own. However, you may well be inordinately sensitive to such reactions, and might be well to check for underlying structural brain issue which results in this effect. ...Read more
I've had memory problems with Valium and neurontin, which affect gaba, and lamictal and vimpat, (lacosamide) which don't, but not with depakote, which does. Why?
Divalproex sodium has affected my platlets and red blood cell indices (e.G., mcv). Does Neurontin (gabapentin) have similar effects?
Epilepsy from head trauma 13 yr ago, on Depakote 500mg once a day am seizure free. But have a lots of anxiety. Can I take gabapentin for it with depakot?
So I'm looking to get on a mood stabilizer, I was on depokote in the past. My current doctor doesn't want me on it. He is suggesting Gabapentin and Inderal (propranolol). What do you guys think? Depokote has worked great for me in the past.
Depokote OK but: Depokote can be Ok but there may be a medical reason why your physician does not want to use. There could be toxicity reasons or your evaluation medically may suggest reasons why the gabapentin and inderal (propranolol) may be a great idea. You need to discuss these with your physician ...Read more
I understand divalproex sodium causes weight gain by affecting insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome. What explains the weight gain from gabapentin?
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
No: I prescribe Gabapentin frequently and have never been concerned with whether or not my patients are allergic to sulfa when I prescribe it. Most patients tolerate Gabapentin very well. I've never had a patient who developed an allergy to it, though some people might not like it for one reason or another. ...Read more
Not recommended: Neurontin (gabapentin) is category C during pregnancy. This means the risk for its use cannot be ruled out. Women taking Neurontin (gabapentin) during pregnancy are advised to enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug (NAAED) Pregnancy Registry. Call toll free 1-888-233-2334 or online: http://www. Aedpregnancyregistry. Org/ ...Read more
Yes: It's an especially useful pain medication because unlike opiate pain medications, one does not develop physical dependence on gabapentin. This means it can be taken for long periods without developing tolerance and needing higher doses. It is safe with reversible side effects. And it is especially effective with neuropathic pain. ...Read more
Anything: Although rashes from Neurontin (gabapentin) are uncommon, a person may experience skin discoloration, raised lesions, nodules, dryness or swelling. If you notice any unusual skin lesions please see your medical provider to determine the cause. Give a history of any change in soaps, detergents, diet, meds, allergies, exposure to flora, etc. ...Read more
No: It is not. It's one of the safest medications on the market and is often used to treat nerve pain, headaches, seizures and other conditions. Rarely, it can be associated with depression and occasionally it causes forgetfulness, weight gain or leg swelling, but the overwhelming majority of people who take it tolerate it fairly well and it does not interact with any other medication. ...Read more
Neurontin (gabapentin): Yes you do.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Neurotin can be used for this purpose. ...Read more
Yes: No reason why not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Neurontin: Yes it causes fluid retention- most common with increasing doses but can be seen at any dose. ...Read more
Neurontin or miralax (polyethylene glycol): You obviously have a somewhat complicated situation in your G.I. Tract going on right now. I noticed that you are on MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) which itself can cause diarrhea. I did find references about Neurontin causing extremely severe diarrhea as well. I would recommend you contact your G.I. Doctor and ask what you should do with the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) first. Perhaps all you will need is an adjustment in the miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more
Depakote is the brand name for a medication known as valproic acid. It is most commonly used to treat seizures, though it can also be used as a mood stabilizer in certain psychiatric disorders. It is used to treat multiple seizure types and can be used alone or with other seizure medications if needed. Common side effects include nausea, dizziness, ...Read more