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.
Yes. Neurontin (gabapentin) is a good choice to face pain and headaches. It depends on what the underlying reason is though for the pain and headaches.
Can be, but. It can be, but you need a diagnosis first. See an oral surgeon or TMJ expert for diagnosis and treatment based on diagnosis.

Related Questions

Is Trileptal better than lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin for face pain?

No. Trileptal is an anti-neuropathic medicine similar to lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, cymbalta, etc. Patients with the same ailment react differently to different anti-neuropathic medicines. When it comes to anti-neuropathic agents, trialing multiple medications may be necessary. The effectiveness is therefore patient dependent. Read more...
Facial pain. The three drugs are very efficacious in treating facial pain from neuropathic origin. Read more...
Possible. Different mechanism of action. Trial each one independantly. If both help use both for additive/synergistic effect. Read more...
Diagnosis first. Before treatment, you need diagnosis. See oral surgeon or oro-facial TMJ doc for diagnosis/recommendations. Read more...
No difference. There is no such thing as "best", "better" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. Ask your treating physician for medication adjustment. Read more...

Burning face pain - bilateral. No diagnosis. Taking gabapentin. Doesn't always work. Can I use lidocaine ointment USP 5% on my face? Thank you.

Diagnosis! “diagnosis” is defined as identifying the nature or cause of something. Without a diagnosis, its just a guessing game. You can use Lidocaine patch 5%; applying the prescribed number of patches, usually only once a day for up to 12 hours or as directed by your treated doctor. Rec see pain management or orofacial pain specialist for diagnosis and medication adjustment. Read more...
RSD. Burning pain, often called reflex sympathetic dystrophy difficult to treat. Lidocaine ointment can be used if within dose guidelines. Make sure you have been evaluated by orofacial pain doc. Read more...

I recently had shingles on my face and am taking gabapentin 3 x a day I still have infrequent headaches and am very sleepy or am unable to sleep.?

Side effects. Gabapentin can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and affect normal sleep patterns in many people. There are other choices to control pain of post-herpetic neuralgia, and you may not experience similar adverse effects. Read more...

Neurontin (gabapentin) 900mg a day for headaches stopped suddenly due to paperwork issue doc said ok now nauseous loss of appetite normal for sudden discontinuati?

Possibly. Nausea is a reported withdrawal symptom and - if others arise or it lasts more than a day, do tell your Dr and urge that they help you with this. It's a part of their responsibility. When you prescribe these medications, follow through is part of the work IMHO! Read more...

Got chills all day yesterday and body aches 100.1 fever, headache. Today have little cough. Take Neurontin (gabapentin) 200mg 1xday. Could this cause pneumonia?

Prob viral. Low grade fever with body aches and chills are likely viral. Neurontin (gabapentin) certainly won't make pneumonia more likely. Drink plenty of fluids, take acetominophen or ibuprofen for fever and aches, and rest. If chest pain, high fever or shortness of breath develops, seek further medical attention. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! Read more...
No. You have picked up an illness, most likely viral. Your Neurontin has nothing to do with it. Rest, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) fluids, contact your doctor if not better in a few days. Read more...