MedsChat.com

The People's Medicine Community ®
Drug Index: 

Neurontin

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

Welcome to the Neurontin information hub. Scroll down to read supplemental details and discuss this drug.


Neurontin Overview

Gabapentin (Neurontin) is an anticonvulsant and analgesic drug. 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, and bipolar disor...

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

Recent Neurontin Forums: RSS Feed

South Georgia Pill Mills Still Open For Buisness
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: doctorsforpain.com/physicians/index.html You can give this other page a try too if you come up with different results for some reason or another: wellness.com/find/p...
Updated 16 minutes ago.
   49  Subscribe to thread 228529
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 18 hours ago.
   214  Subscribe to thread 173854
600mg Neurontin
I have been taking the above for approx 4 months . I have been cutting down to 1 a day over two weeks and not taken any for the last few days . I am feeling very nauseous since doing this could this be connected.
Updated 9 days ago.
   0 
dizziness after stopping neurontin
How long can dizziness last after stopping Neurontin? ## Hello, Marykay! How are you? I'm sorry that you're experiencing dizziness. How long were you taking it and how much? Did you just stop cold turkey or taper? These details will all play a role in the answer to your question. It may take anywhere from a few days to several weeks. If you stopped cold turkey, there could also be a risk of seizures. ## Thanks. I did stop taking it cold turkey but didn't experience a seizure and about a week later the dizziness stopped. I just may not be able to take it. Haven't seen the Dr. who prescribed it yet.
Updated 9 days ago.
   2  Subscribe to thread 270596
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, ...
Updated 14 days ago.
   72  Subscribe to thread 217675
Neurontin reaction
Recently my dosage has been increased from 300mg to 600mg.Getting crampy calf muscles and pins and needle sensations in my feet and hands.Any ideas out there,can this Drug cause this?
Updated 17 days ago.
   0 
Nerve Pain (Fibromyalgia)
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 22 days ago.
   7  Subscribe to thread 224750
New user of neurontin
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.)
Updated 24 days ago.
   0 
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 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 29 days ago.
   6  Subscribe to thread 230605
walgreens shorted me my medication pills
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?!!!! ## You will need to start counting them there at the counter, unfortunately. I don't use Walgreens anymore. ## Hello, Rhett! How are you? If it's just Neurontin, you should be able to get it refilled a few days before it's due. It ...
Updated 1 month ago.
   2  Subscribe to thread 267845

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 ...  6
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 ...  5
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 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
neurontin ingredients does neurontin have opiates in them? ## No, it does not....  1