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Neurontin Lyrica Pregabalin
Are opiates ok for chronic pain ?. I've tried Neurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) etc but they dont help. Seeing a pain specialist Friday. : )
What is the recommended treatment for severe peripheral neurapathy caused by hiv. Neurontin, lyrica (pregabalin) have not been effective.Ment for severe periph?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe neuropathy pain as a result of radiation & chemo for colorectal cancer Stage IIIB. Taking Neurontin. Tried Lyrica (pregabalin). Nothing is helping.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 ?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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