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Are opiates ok for chronic pain? . I've tried Neurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) etc but they don't help. Seeing a pain specialist Friday. :)

Are opiates ok for chronic pain? . I've tried Neurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) etc but they don't 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

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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What is the recommended treatment for severe peripheral neurapathy caused by hiv. Neurontin, lyrica (pregabalin) have not been effective. Ment for severe periph?

What is the recommended treatment for severe peripheral neurapathy caused by hiv. Neurontin, lyrica (pregabalin) have not been effective. Ment for severe periph?

Qutenza: There is a new drug of called qutenzawhich has been effective in pain relief in HIV neuropathy. It is a capsaicin patch applied by a doctor. Check the website to find a doctor. ...Read more

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

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

I have severe neuropathy pain as a result of radiation & chemo for colorectal cancer Stage IIIB. Taking Neurontin. Tried Lyrica (pregabalin). 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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Md recommended I change from Neurontin to lyrica (pregabalin) for peripheral neuropathy. Should I expect to have decreased feelings of numbness in toes and feet?

Md recommended I change from Neurontin to lyrica (pregabalin) for peripheral neuropathy. Should I expect to have decreased feelings of numbness in toes and feet?

Different treatments: Peripheral neuropathy is when the nerves do not function as they should when the sensory nerves are affected, the sensations can range from complete lack of sensation to a "lightning bolt" pain that occurs sporadically. Both of these medications are used to treat peripheral neuropathy as well as several others. Not all medications work for everybody so use it for a while to be sure. ...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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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?

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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I am on Neurontin for Neuropathy and Lyrica (pregabalin) for Fibromyalgia. Both are causing weight gain rapidly. What should I do?

Ask re: alternatives: If your current medications are associated w unwanted side fx, you should discuss your concerns w your doc.
Regular exercise is assoc with reduced severity of FM pain.
You may also want to look at acetyl-l-carnitine. It is a supplement w many research papers suggesting benefit for neuropathy. Also, an Italian study found it effective at reducing FM pain.
See review: http://www. Drerik. Com/? p=82 ...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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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

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 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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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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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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I have been doing research. From clinical trials, seems that lyrica (pregabalin) causes weight gain much more often than neurontin. Yes?

Probably so.: Weight gain listed as mild to moderate for both but Lyrica (pregabalin) appears to be more. As with any medication must weigh the benefits and adverse effects and manage the adverse effects to the extent possible. A good life skills approach is important for everyone, especially if faced with issues like medical conditions and medications, and can assist weight mx and other health parameters. Best regards. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia by 3 different rheumatologists. I have tried Lyrica, Savella, (milnacipran) and Neurontin without relief and/ or side effect?

I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia by 3 different rheumatologists. I have tried Lyrica, Savella, (milnacipran) and Neurontin without relief and/ or side effect?

Non-medical also: An extremely important part of managing fibromyalgia has nothing to do with medications: Because certain exercises have been shown to help the pain substantially, it is worthwhile for people with FM to request a referral to a physical therapist familiar with treating fibromyalgia. Addressing sleep hygiene search HealthTap)is important also - profound sleep deprivation can mimic every symptom of FM. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from lyrica (pregabalin) addiction for a year, a pharmacist adviced me to use Neurontin to get rid of lyrica (pregabalin) withdrawls. Would it really help?

Probably.: The drugs are very similar. Pregabalin (lyrica) has some habit forming potential that Neurontin (gabapentin) doesn't appear to have. We use both drugs to treat pain syndromes such as neuropathic pain, post-hermetic neuralgia; fibromyalgia, etc. Talk with your doctor about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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

Additional Rx: Effexor, (venlafaxine) 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 (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 medications to use if you've already used gabapentin and lyrica (pregabalin)?

Depend on conditions: Gabapentin and Lyrica (pregabalin) are anti-seizure medication. If you talk them for seizure, there are many more choices. If you take them for nerve pain, you might benefit from medication change. Please see your doctor to discuss your concern. ...Read more

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