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Neurontin

Active Ingredient(s): Gabapentin
FDA Approved: December 30, 1993
Pharm Company: PFIZER PHARMS
Category: Anticonvulsant



Neurontin Overview

Gabapentin (Neurontin) is a medication used as an anticonvulsant and analgesic. It was originally developed to treat epilepsy, and is currently also used to relieve neuropathic pain. It is recommended as a first line agent for the treatment of neuropathic pain arising from diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, and central neuropathic pain.[3] Gabapentin is also commonly prescribed for many off-label uses, such as treatment of restless leg syndrome, anxiety disorders,[4][5] insomnia, a...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabapentin

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gabapentin withdrawals
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being taken off of neurontin/gabapentin after seven years. crying, anxious, and what no one mentions itching all over! have tried antihistamines, cortizone creams but w/ no relief. ## yes this is normal I went through the same thing. I was on 3600 for eight years. I weaned off very slowly. I started weening off in 2008. I am now down to 400mg and go down about 100 a week. Its so awful ## These types of problems are normal from a sudden withdrawal of any medication that affects brain chemicals, which is exactly what Gabapentin does, since it was initially discovered as an anticonvulsant. Unfortunately, since you were on it for so long, it is probably going to take several weeks for these effects to wear off, though they should gradually improve and lessen in severity. As to the itching, ...
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South Georgia Pill Mills Still Open For Buisness
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need a pain dr. in south georgia asap. I say a pill mill jusdt because they prescribe good amounts usually but I am a completely on the up and up and have alot of back problems compounded by fibromyalgia and so on. ## It looks like law enforcement has been cracking down on the pill mills over there, so they may not be as generous as they might have been in the past: ajc.com/news/massive-pill-mill-raid-1227391.html n regards to finding a local pain doctor, I have listed below a couple websites specific to locating pain management doctors in a given area. All you have to do is input your city or zip code for narrowed results: {link removed because site no longer exists} You can give this other page a try too if you come up with different results for some reason or another: wellness.com/fi...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
Sulphur
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I can't take any medications with sulphur in them. I was prescribed Schuessler Tissue Salts Water Eliminator Nat Sulph for swollen feet caused by increase of dosage of Neurontin each tablet contains 0.5mcg of the Mineral Tissue Salt Sodium Sulphate in a lactose base should these be ok for me to take.
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Sudden Withdrawal from Neurontin
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I have been taking 600 mg of Neurontin 4x a day for about 2 years and recentlty ran out of this medication due to excrutiating slow service from mandatory mail order RX company.... I was extremely agitated during this time (approx. 5 days), nervous, stressed out, etc. Has anyone else had these symptons as a result of sudden withdrawal from Neurontin? I can't understand why this happened, I felt so scared and lousy for that time. Is this a known reaction for this med? I haven't been able to find an answer. I take it for relief from carpel tunnel syndrom. Thanks ## Almost any med, or substance, even you morning coffee, will cause some withdrawal symptoms when you have been used to having it in your body for awhile, and suddenly stop taking it. Did it ease when you finally started ...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
stop itch
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I stopped neurontin on July 3, 2014. On July 7, I started itching so bad that I didn't know what to do. Does this seem like it is related? I was thinking about asking my doctor to go back on it. Would this help with severe itching and feeling scratchy all over my body? Thank you! I hope you can help me. ## Hello, Renea! How are you? If you're still itching, after several months, it likely isn't related to stopping the medication. It could happen, at first, due to chemical changes in the body, as a withdrawal reaction, but that usually doesn't last more than a few weeks to a month. Have you been using anything else new, such a soap, shampoo, or laundry detergent? Are you on any other medications? Have you consulted your doctor about the itching?
Updated 9 days ago.
 
i have a question about noroton im scared is this normal
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I am on 300mg of noroton 3 times a day I've recently been having jerking move ments in my arm and when I talk my words skip my mouth is getting ticks is this normal while starting noroton I am on it for fibomyagia has this happened to anyone ## Hello, Mary love! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. Any time you experience something so unusual and scary, you should consult your doctor. You may be experiencing a bad reaction to the medication and it might be the right one for you to take. Normal side effects to this medication may include nausea, dizziness, mood swings and weight changes. How are you feeling?
Updated 22 days ago.
 
walgreens shorted me my pills
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For quite some time now, I have counted my Pills from Walgreens and the Count Was Short a few times already. Now I'm short on Neurontin Pills I didn't Count; And I'm Short Of My Pills For A Few Days!!!! Which means I have to do without my Medication for a Few Days and To SUFFER because they MISCOUNTED MY PILLS NO TELLING HOW MANY TIMES!!!! I've thought other Prescriptions were SHORT COUNTED in the Past...BUT NOW I HAVE TO DO WITHOUT SOME OF MY MEDICINE FOR SEVERAL DAYS!!! WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT MYSELF FROM WALGREENS PHARMACY?!!!! ## @Rhett2100, I'm very sorry to hear about your situation with Walgreens. Miscounted pills are something you don't typically hear about too often, but to do it on multiple occasions like that is absolutely ridiculous in my opinion as ...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Need New Pain Dr In VA. Dismissed after 20 Years when my home was broken into and meds stolen.
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My primary care physician took over my pain management from Duke University 20 years ago. I have a SCI and was in a wheelchair for 14 years but by the Grace of God have been walking since September of 2008. My medical situation is extensive and i have had two surgeries in the past seven months and in may I will have an anterior/posterior spinal fusion from C5 to my tail one and will be in the hospital and rehab unit for two months. I have been on Neurontin, Methadone, Dilaudid and Fentanyl patches for 20 years. I NEVER abused my meds or asked for extra meds. I actually took less than I was supposed to. My home was broken into January 9th while my boyfriend and I were at my mother's home. My next door neighbor is an ex cop and heard the break-in occur and called it in and came runnin...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
my 15 year old daughter is on 400 mg of neurontin 3x a day i just found out she has been skipping doses for the last three days how bad this
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My daughte is on neurontin for epilepsy,she also has an arachnoid cyst and an aneurysm. I found out she has skipped three days of doses( I counted her pills). How bad could this be? ## Hello, Pitbull mommy! How is your daughter doing? If she's taking it to prevent seizures, then you need to stress to her the importance of taking it all the time, as prescribed. Missing doses, even if someone doesn't have epilepsy, creates the risk of seizures. Since she does have epilepsy, her risk of having a seizure from skipping doses is even higher. Side effects to this medication may include nausea, dizziness, weight changes and mood swings. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Neurontin Made Me Feel Euphoric
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I was introduced to neurontin by my boyfriend. He used it for recreation and said it made him feel chill. He would take 9 capsules so I only took 3 capsules of the 300mg capsules. It made me happy and giggley and I felt like I was floating. I didn't feel angry or as if I wanted to hurt someone as I normally feel daily. Why? ## Neurontin contains the active ingredient Gabapentin, which is actually an anticonvulsant, so it works on brain chemicals, this it can cause the effects you experienced in some people, which is why there are warnings that some people are more prone to abuse it. For this same reason, it is also sometimes used to treat mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder. Learn more: Are there any other questions or comments? ## Wow. That is quite a reaction for such a small...
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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.

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