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Neurontin

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

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Neurontin Overview

Gabapentin (Neurontin) is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a GABA analog. It was originally developed to treat epilepsy, and currently is 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] It is also commonly prescribed by doctors for many off-label treatments, such as restless leg syndrome, insomnia, and bipolar disorder. There are, ...

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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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabapentin

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gabapentin withdrawals
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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Sudden Withdrawal from Neurontin
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 2 days ago.
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I Found Neurontin and Buspirone in son's room, what do they do to him?
i found neurontin 300mg and buspirone 10mg, why is he taking these? they were prescribed to someone, but the label with name has been torn off. My sons not prescribed these at all. Wondering what they are doing to him? ## Hi neurontin i am told people take with opiates to intensify their high. Buporine is suboxone which is to help with withdrawal and suppose to help cravings for opiates. Not a good combination of medicine to mix im not a Dr but have family that are addicts . Best of luck ## Hello, Carol Ann! How are you? I'm happy to clear this up for you and provide information on these medications. Neurontin contains the active ingredient Gabapentin, which is an anticonvulsant that's also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and mood disorders, but it is not a narcotic an...
Updated 28 days ago.
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how much neurontin such anyone take?
i'm sleep alot i'm on 4200 a day ## I dont fell right when I take this drug.the Dr. give me this for leg pain. I fill as if I am toatlly drunk ## It makes me fill drunk. ## Neurontin has work well for me it help with my nerves in my arm/shoulder. however i notice since my refills they gave me the off brand that don't work ## this is a drug mainlt perscribed for it's anti_seziour proberty's. GABBApentin is the generic name, is has many use's but is all depends on you'r personal brain and body chemistry TALK TO YOUR DOC! it may not agree with you ## I take 900 mg a day for trigeminal neuralga. I tried taking 1200 mg a day but it made me feel sick. 900 works for me. I have no pain in the jaw and face now. ## I take 600mg daily and sometimes it makes me feel slee...
Updated 1 month ago.
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amerigroup real solutions
Does medicaid pay for neurontin or lyrica? ## HI THERE MY NAME IS MICHAEL, I HAVE A NEW INSURANCE CALLED AMERIGROUP REAL SOLUTIONS, I WAS WONDERING IF IT COVERS THE DRUG CALLED SUBOXONE, MANY SITES ARE SAYING DIFFERENT THINGS, I WOULD APPRECIATE AN ANSWER, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.. ## Hi Linda, From what I've read, Medicaid does provide coverage for drugs like Neurontin and Lyrica. However, you might also want to call the pharmacy ahead of time to verify whether or not there's a copay. @Mikey, According to Amerigroup's webpage, coverage is available for generic Suboxone (buprenorphine + naloxone), but it does require prior authorization and there also appears to be quantity limits of 120 for a 30 day period. You can view more specific details on page 5 and 33 of the following...
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unnecessary neurontin
Can someone tell me why someone would take Neurontin if they do not need it? My daughter is a drug abuser...I do not know why or how she got this med but she has no need for it but takes handfuls of these pills. or..when she has Xanax, she'll take those as well...what effects is she having from this? Apparently, she has an issue with downers so I'm just wondering...And what are the effects of her stopping these cold turkey? Is it possible to OD on these drugs as in just falling asleep? She also has been known to take liquid G as well on many occasions...wonderful combination. ## Hi, Nina! Sorry to hear about your daughter. If she's a drug abuser, then I believe you've already answered your own question about why she'd take something that she doesn't need. Neuront...
Updated 2 months ago.
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starting neurontin withdrawal
I am to start my withdrawal from 2700mg of neurontin this week. I take three 300mg at morning, noon, and dinner. I had tried to go off it myself a few time, but guess I tried to do it too quickly, the pain was terrible. I have been on it for about five years for chronic pain and it doesn't work. I will go down one pill (300) every three weeks or so. I hope this will be slow enough to prevent withdrawal symptoms. Any thought on this would be appreciated. ## Hi, Wanda! How are things going? One warning I'd like to give you is that you do need to do this very slowly and carefully. Since Neurontin is actually an anticonvulsant, a rapid, sudden withdrawal actually creates the risk of suffering seizures. You've already experienced the rebound pain that can happen from doing it too...
Updated 4 months ago.
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just started neurontin
II am a diabetic and having some neuopathy in my legs. After reading the comments I may have to think twice about taking. I sing and surely dont need a voice change. getting ready to make a cd project ! Someone told me that it can cause you to have suicide thoughts and i dont need that. Seems we take for one problem and creates another. linda f. ## I have been diagnosed with a nerve root compression at L5. My Pain Dr prescribed liqid nuerontin first 6mls a day for 3 days, then that amount twice a day for 3 days, then that amount 3 times a day from that point on. After I have read some about it I am almost afraid of takeing it. Is it safe for a 62 year old man. I am currently on Methadone 60 mg a day and some other medications. I was in a severe car accident when I was around 20 and have...
Updated 4 months ago.
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NEURONTIN query
Hi my sister age 66 has osteoporosis and has been prescribed Celebrex and osteo Bon for this . Can she take epileptic instead of the Celebrex? She has found that the Celebrex is not helping her very sore hips and legs.
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white g 18 pill
Is that pill neurontin ## Hello, Paulita! How are you? Did you mean the white oval tablet with the G 13 marking? If so, yes it contains 800mgs of Gabapentin, which is the active ingredient in Neurontin. Learn more Neurontin details here. This is an anticonvulsant that also helps with certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes.
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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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