MedsChat.com
The People's Medicine Community ®

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...

Read more Neurontin Details
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

Recent Neurontin Forums: RSS Feed

how long does it take neurontin to get out of your system
3 Replies RSS
I Take Neurontin how long does it take to come out of you system? It is causing to many problems for me. Can you stop suddenly or do you have to ween your self from them?? ## Hi, Sweet Pea! Sorry about the problems that it's causing you. What types of symptoms have you been experiencing? How long have you been taking it? If you've been on it for awhile, at a high dose, suddenly stopping it could cause a risk of seizures, since it's an anticonvulsant. It is generally best to taper off of these types of medications. Have you discussed it with your doctor? Learn more Neurontin details here. ## If I took a 1/2 of a quater early Wednesday morning will I b clean by friday ## A friend of mine don't ever take Neurontin and she took 20 pills in two days how long will it take to g...
Updated 1 minute ago.
 
hot pink big oval shaped pill
1 Reply RSS
It was around about 10 yrs ago .... used for pain ....ppl could take them to keep from going into withdrawal....it got banned for causing heart problems....i can't think of the name of them....they were abused and kinda made u feel like when u take neurontin ## Hello, Nicky! How are you? I think you may be talking about Darvocet, which contained Acetaminophen and Propoxyphene. It was a very mild narcotic and yes, it was pulled from the market due to the risk of cardiac dangers. The FDA listed it as possibly being habit forming and it could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and constipation. Does the sound correct?
Updated 1 day ago.
 
gabapentin withdrawals
79 Replies RSS
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, ...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
Dangerous Cocktail: Neurontin and Opiates
4 Replies RSS
One of the contraindications while taking Neurontin is using opiates such as Hydrocodone (Vicodin) and Oyxcodone (Percocet). The opiates potentiate the effect of Neurotin by 14%. With Morphine, it increases the effect of Neurotin by 44%. My husband was on Neurontin at 900 mg a day (taken in three doses). At that time, he was not taking much of his pain killer, Oxycodone (Percocet), maybe one 5mg dose a night. My husband was originally took Neurotin for shingles nerve pain. His doctor decided to increase his dose of Neurontin to 1800 mg per day (three equal doses). Before that time, my husband increased his Oxycodone to two 5mg tablets before bedtime and another 5mg tablet about four hours later. Upon the increase in Neurontin, my husband started to experience some adverse effects. These...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
South Georgia Pill Mills Still Open For Buisness
63 Replies RSS
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 13 days ago.
 
Neurontin Made Me Feel Euphoric
8 Replies RSS
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...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Neurontin in Recovery
2 Replies RSS
I am in Recovery for 8 years 7 months from a severe opiate addiction. I abused painkillers for nearly ten years. I underwent rapid opiate detox. I was given Neurontin upon discharge for the residual withdrawal to combat agitation, mood swings, irritability etc; After 30 days, the rx ran out and I didn't see the need to refill it. After all, it wasn't giving me instant gratification. However, when I stopped taking it, I began go from crying uncontrollably to dangerous road rage to nearly killing my husband throwing a blender at his head. So I went back on it. I've been on it for almost 9 years. I have never abused it or taken more than prescribed. If anything I've titrated down or taken less but have never been able to get off. Two doctors that know of my history of addic...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
New user of neurontin
3 Replies RSS
A dermatologist prescribed Neurontin (400mg 3x daily) for neuropathic brachioradial pruritis. Anyone else have this? I started taking it last night and took one this AM. It made m every drowsy. Does this go away in time? (It's about 4 hours since I took it and I feel less drowsy although I don't think I would droive my car.) ## Hello, Pikov! How are you? Neurontin is an anticonvulsant that can also help with certain types of nerve pain. Drowsiness can be a normal side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, weight changes and mood swings. Yes, it should taper off in severity, after about 4 to 6 weeks, once your body adjusts to the medication. Is there anything else I can help with? ## At this point, I'm up to 2400 mg/day. The itching has subsided, but I've gained more than...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Sudden Withdrawal from Neurontin
223 Replies RSS
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 1 month ago.
 
How long is Neurontin active in your body?
1 Reply RSS
How long does Neurontin remain active in your body before being excreted? ## Hello, Kevin! How are you? The FDA classifies this medication as an anticonvulsant, which is also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, weight gain and dry mouth. It's half-life is approximately 5 to 7 hours and it takes 5 to 6 half-lives to be fully processed from your body, so it would be fully excreted in approximately 30 to 42 hours. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 month ago.
 

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.

Other drugs which contain Gabapentin or a similar ingredient: (3 results)


Possibly related Neurontin Topics:

Neurontin Made Me Feel Euphoric I was introduced to neurontin by my boyfriend. He used it for recreation and said it made him feel chill. He would take ...  8
NEURONTIN AND DARVOCETE I NEED TO KNOW WHY THE DRS WON'T LET ME TAKE THE NEURONTON WITH DAVOCTE OR ANY THING ELSE, ITS JUST NOT ENOUGH ## i ...  6
NEURONTIN/DEPRESSION Recently my Md prescribed neurontin for me and I am afraid to take it. I am BipolarII Clinically Depressed and have atte...  3
NEURONTIN300MG capsule Take (1) capsule Three Times Dailt ## take 3 capsules twice daily ## The normal dosage is usually one at a time, taken 3...  3
Neurontin in Recovery I am in Recovery for 8 years 7 months from a severe opiate addiction. I abused painkillers for nearly ten years. I under...  2
neurontin withdrawls I want to get off of neurotin I'm takig 300 mg 3x daily how long will it take? ## My father has been taking 300 mg o...  2
neurontin & inner ear infection/loss of balance I was on neurontin for almost a year then I lost my balance one day and then my inner ear was destroyed from an inner ea...  2
Neurontin/Gabapentin Withdrawal Question. Hello. I'm very new to this drug, only 7 days.I am a diabetic with bi-polar/anxiety. I was recently put on Gabapenti...  2
Neurontin RLS ## I have heard that it has helped some people and I know the company is now working on a new derivative of it to tr...  2
neurontin 300 mg neurontin 300mg twice a day--the pill cream as mark with ip 102 ## I located a pill with IP 102 it's Gabapentin 300 ...  2