Neurontin

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

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



Neurontin 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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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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Neurontin Made Me Feel Euphoric
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I was prescribed neurontin by my doctor. I only took 3 capsules of the 300mg capsules. It made me happy and giggly 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 dosage. I take 1200 mg, 3 times daily. Been taking it for neuropathy for 10 years. ## Can you...
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Nerve Pain (Fibromyalgia)
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I have been taking Gabapintin (Neurontin) for fibromyalgia pain. Although it has worked well I have gained close to 35 pounds. Does anyone know of a anti-nerve pain pill that does not cause weight gain. ## There is really no way a doctor or anyone else can know ahead of time how any medication can affect anyone. They can only assume that it will be effective based on medical records, current health, age, what the condition is, whether or not any other medications are being taken at the same time, etc. Any of these factors as well as others can affect how you respond to this drug. Personally, I think if you are able to do so, that a significant change in diet and exercise habits would prove to be effective. From what I can tell, the medication you are taking may cause cravings and/or pro...
Updated 9 days ago.
 
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, ...
Updated 12 days ago.
 
Stopping Neurontin after 2 days
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I am flushing them down the commode. I started yesterday at 300 milligrams of neurontin. I had two doses today. I was on percocet 10 mg for 4 months due to a spinal fracture and edema. I had slammed into an object and broke my nose, but the MRI also showed a spinal injury. After reading about all the side effects and experiences of other patients on these medications, i'd rather take the pain. ## What side effects are you concerned about? Perhaps those can be addressed to help you feel better/safer about taking it. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight gain. Additionally, please do not flush medications. That causes contamination of our ground water.
Updated 28 days ago.
 
best generic brand of neurontin 2015
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My pharmacy has recently stopped carrying Actavis generic Neurontin 100 mg. They also said they "could not order Actavis for me". So, I ended up purchasing the Brand Neurontin. My insurance picked up some but it was still $$$. Now that I've tried the brand it seems to work better at neuropathic pain control. Just wondering in May 2015 if anyone in the USA has found a generic Neurontin that they really like or works for them? I live in a small area with very few pharmacy options other than 2 big box chains. The monopoly works to their advantage as they rarely ever will 'order' any generic a person asks for. You tend to have to take whatever they are pushing that month. Picking up a script is like playing "musical chairs", every month or two a pill is a differe...
Updated 28 days ago.
 
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 1 month ago.
 
How long does neurontin/gabapentin stay good if they are in a medicine bottle sealed?
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I found a bottle of my gabapentin 600's in a bottle in the closet and I don't want to just pitch them if they're usable because I don't have insurance and they're expensive. What do you think? ## Hello, Lee! How are you? They should be disposed of if they are past the expiration date on the label. That is the longest period of time they be guaranteed to retain efficacy under normal storage conditions. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, weight changes and mood swings. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I found a bottle of gabapentin from 2014 would they still be good ## It would stil be good just mabe not as effective.Your right they are expensive. You can Google it. ## The efficiency will not be up to par. You should dispose of...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Dangerous Combination: Neurontin and Opiates
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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 1 month ago.
 
Neurontin/Gabapentin Withdrawal Question.
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Hello. I'm very new to this drug, only 7 days.I am a diabetic with bi-polar/anxiety. I was recently put on Gabapentin 300mg. 1 pill for 4 days and then told to take 1 pill 2 times a day after. I have been experiencing some normal side effects such as sleepiness, a little anxiety (it hits me for about an hour and then goes away completely) and a little bit of a loopy feeling. I did not realize I was past the 4 days and had only been taking one pill (my memory has been terrible the past few days), so I was going to start taking the 2 pills yesterday (Feb 20th). I forgot the 2nd dosage on the 20th and did not realize it until the 21st after I started feeling a crazy rapid heartbeat, severe anxiety (i wrestled with it for about 4 hours before calming down), as well as dizziness and the ...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Neurontin in Recovery
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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 2 months 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.

NDC Database Records for Neurontin: (10 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0071-0401 Neurontin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-0513 Neurontin 600 mg Oral Tablet by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-0803 Neurontin 100 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-0805 Neurontin 300 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-0806 Neurontin 400 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-2012 Neurontin 250 mg/5ml Oral Solution by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 16590-870 Neurontin 400 mg Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 52125-077 Neurontin 300 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 55154-2415 Neurontin 300 mg Oral Capsule by Cardinal Health
  • 61919-563 Neurontin 600 mg Oral Tablet by Direct Rx

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


Possibly related Neurontin Topics:

Neurontin Made Me Feel Euphoric I was prescribed neurontin by my doctor. I only took 3 capsules of the 300mg capsules. It made me happy and giggly and I... 19 replies
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... 18 replies
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 replies
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... 3 replies
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 replies
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 replies
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 replies
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 replies
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