Gabapentin

FDA Approved: * September 12, 2003
Pharm Company: * PUREPAC PHARM
Category: Anticonvulsant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Gabapentin Overview

Gabapentin (GPN), marketed under the brand name Neurontin among others, is a medication used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, hot flashes, and restless leg syndrome.[4][5] In epilepsy it may be used for those with partial seizures.[4] It is recommended as one of a number of first line medications for the treatment of neuropathic pain in diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, and central neuropathic pain.[6] A 2014 review of its use for diabetic neuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia...

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how long do side effects of gabapentin last
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I was prescribed gabapentin for nerve pain and my ankle feet and legs swelled really badly I changed to pregabalin but they are still swollen is this a side effect of the medication or could it be something else ## I was prescribed Gabapentin 3 x daily 300mg for severe right leg pain after back surgery. This is the worst drug ever! I had extreme shortness of breath and reported it to the FDA and my doctor. ## No - it is totally the affect of the medicine . I could write you a book on how bad the side effects of those drugs are. Gabapentin was invented yrs ago for epilepsy ! Have had a seizure problem lately ? I am very ANGERY that these drugs are being used for everything! Propping your feet up at nite on a soft incline pillow could actually help. Not having any weight on your legs but ...
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Excessive belching on Gabapentin
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I have been on Gabapentin for over a year and a half. I belch all the time unless I'm sleeping or talking. Do any of you have this problem? It's annoying. ## The FDA does list that as being a possible side effect of this medication, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight changes. Have you tried altering your diet to help prevent it? Or maybe taking a medication to reduce the gas build up? Are you on any other medications? ## Yes I have tried changing my diet. I do not take other drugs. My dr. wants me to have a endoscopy. She dosent think my continued belching is normal .
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Alcohol and Gabapentin
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Does anyone drink beer or other alcohol while taking this? I start on it tonight, increasing every 5 days to 900 mg total a day. I'm curious as to how much alcohol can be tolerated and if there are any reasons to avoid it completely. I like my Budweiser. Thanks for any input. ## Alcohol should be avoided while using this medication, especially at such a high dosage, because it can aggravate the side effects, making them much more problematic. These can include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and peripheral edema. You can read more on it here: Do you have any other questions? ## what are the bad things with this drug and alcohol? ## I've taken 3600mg of Gabapentin each day for 21 months now! I drink alcohol with them & feel ok. I would just say that the Gabapentin alone will l...
Updated 22 hours ago.
 
yellow capsule 215
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Found a yellow capsule with blue numbers (215) in the middle. It's not mine. What is this? I have a baby on the floor sometimes. ## It is manufactured by Ascend Laboratories and they list it as containing 300mgs of Gabapentin, which is an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings, and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Gabapentin works right away, but dose doesn't seem enough-after 1 week
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This was my first visit to a neuro.. I started Gabapentin on a friday night a week ago. 100MG 3xDay....I felt some relief the first night and the next day (albeit I had some wacky wacky side-effects at first)..... So I call the Dr.'s office and got a doctor who was covering and explained that I started Gabapentin the night before and wanted to increase the dose. The doc said that if I could handle the side-effects to go ahead. So, the next day I started taking 2x100mg capsles 3xDay... and this helped right away even more.. but in 7 days I feel no more improvement.. and a few days ago I asked the Doc who is my Doc if I can increase it further because it was helping but only 40-60% now.. He said I had to give it 2-4 weeks on this dose.... Couldn't the fact that i'm feeling rel...
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what is the difference between gabapentin rx and otc gaba
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I want to know the difference between GABAPENTIN a RX and OTC GABA? ## Hello, Pamela! How are you? There are two completely different substances. The FDA classifies Gabapentin as an anticonvulsant that can also help with certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. It requires a doctor's prescription and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. A sudden withdrawal may also create the risk of seizures. The Gaba that you see available over the counter, however, is just a nutritional supplement. The full name for it is actually Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid. It is just an amino acid. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I think I have convinced myself that it helps me to a nice calmness in the evening! My husband takes RX for $$...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
Is Gabapentin A Narcotic
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pleas i need to know for sure if gabapentin is a narcotic and i take them every day . i was perscribed them . i was told that they are i wanna know it they are im not wanting to take them no more. ## No they are not a narcotic. They are ued for a few things, but mostly nerve pain. ## That is correct, Gabapentin is not a narcotic, it is actually an anticonvulsant that can also help with certain forms of nerve pain. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness and weight changes. You can learn more about it here: Are there any other questions or comments? ## Weight changes as in they can make u gain or lose? ## Is gabentin used for severe chronic pain ## Taking it for menopause symptoms ## Can you take Gabapentin100mg andAmlodlpine 5mg at the same time ## You'll gain weight! I...
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Is GABAPENTIN safe/good/bad with MORPHINE?
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Hello. I have multiple pain issues due to generalized OA, neuralgia, bilateral sciatica, trigger thumbs, carpal tunnel, protruding discs, trapped nerves, compression of spinal cord at L4/5, tendenosis, fibromyalgia and chronically inflammed tendon/nerve sheaths. I'm 52, female and in quite a bit of pain and take a few meds that include 600mg GABAPENTIN 3xdaily, which I love and can't do without. I also take dihydra., and naproxin. I've asked my GP for something more/stronger and I want to get MORPHINE at the starter dose of 30mg slow release, to see how I get on with it. My question I'd like to know from users of gabapentin with morphine is how have you got on with them + is the combo safe/good/bad in your experience? I'd like to know how your side-effects have been ...
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gabapentin metallic taste mouth
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I recently started taking gabapentin to alleviate nerve pain from fibromyalgia, but now I am having a metal taste in my mouth and all the teeth brushing in the world doesn't stop it. I am also eating myself out of house and home with this med.... anyone else have this problem, and if so, how do I stop it? ## Hello, Strephannie! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. The FDA does list these issues as possible side effects of taking Gabapentin, along with dizziness, headache, dry mouth and mood swings. However, most side effects do tend to improve, as your body gets used to the medication, but it may take a month or so. But weight gain is a problem that most people have when taking this medication and that doesn't usually change, as long as they are ...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
Itching from gabapentin withdrawal
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Only side effect I'm having is crazy itching from head to toe. On gabapentin 300mg 2xs a day for 4 months due to nerve pain for carpal tunnel both hands. GABA did not help pain but helped me sleep. Had surgery last month, wanted to stop since sleeping better. But now I read here that some folks ARE having itching too! What can I take to help? ## Some antihistamines may help, if you're allowed to take them, or a hydrocortisone cream. But really, it's just going to take time for this withdrawal effect to wear off and go away on its own. You may also experience depression, anxiety and diarrhea. If you stopped abruptly, without tapering it, you should be aware that there can be a risk of seizures, so if you experience one seek immediate medical attention. Is there anything else ...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Gabapentin
  • Capsule: 100mg, 300mg, 400mg, 800mg
  • Powder: 100%
  • Solution: 0, 0.0, 250mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 100mg, 300mg, 400mg, 600mg, 800mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 300mg, 600mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Gabapentin: (583 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-1039 Gabapentin 300 mg Oral Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-4443 Gabapentin 600 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-4444 Gabapentin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0143-3991 Gabapentin 100 mg Oral Capsule by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-3993 Gabapentin 300 mg Oral Capsule by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-3994 Gabapentin 400 mg Oral Capsule by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9992 Gabapentin 100 mg Oral Capsule by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9993 Gabapentin 300 mg Oral Capsule by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9994 Gabapentin 400 mg Oral Capsule by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0228-2636 Gabapentin 600 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2637 Gabapentin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2665 Gabapentin 100 mg Oral Capsule by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2666 Gabapentin 300 mg Oral Capsule by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2667 Gabapentin 400 mg Oral Capsule by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0378-5424 Gabapentin 600 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5425 Gabapentin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5426 Gabapentin 100 mg Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5427 Gabapentin 300 mg Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5428 Gabapentin 400 mg Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0440-5562 Gabapentin 600 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Liberty Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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