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Anticonvulsant Overview

Anticonvulsants (also commonly known as antiepileptic drugs or as antiseizure drugs) are a diverse group of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of epileptic seizures.[1] Anticonvulsants are also increasingly being used in the treatment of bipolar disorder[2][3] and borderline personality disorder,[4] since many seem to act as mood stabilizers, and for the treatment of neuropathic pain.[5] Anticonvulsants ...

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White oblong pill 202

I have an oblong oval shaped white pill. Scored on both sides. 2 | 02 one one side and the other side blank. ## This tablet is manufactured by Sun Pharmaceuticals, and they list it as containing 600mgs of Gabapentin. (NDC 62756-0202) The FDA classifies Gabapentin as an anticonvulsant that 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, dry mouth, headache, mood changes, and weight changes. Inactive Ingredients: - Mannitol - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (Type H) - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Low Substituted - Starch, Corn - Glyceryl Dibehenate - Talc - Magnesium Stearate - Titanium Dioxide - Hypromelloses - Polyethylene Glycol 400 - Polysorbate 80 ## I found this pill in my 14 year old daught...

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Gabapentin for opioid withdrawal

I am an opioid patient and when I can't get relief a friend told me that taking 400mgs of gabapentin helps the sickness. Is this true? ## Yes it does help, 600 pregab 2 times a day helped me a great deal. I have tried many times to come off opiates over 20 years in fact, never much success. But was able to come off completely with pregab just be warned, if taken for to long they are also addictive. ## Pregabapentin are stronger than gabapentin, and i meant 600mgs pregab, you can also use gabapentin it just depends how much opoid you are on, mine was a bad addiction. ## Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant that is also used to help treat certain types of nerve pain. ref: Medline Plus Gabapentin It may help with some withdrawal symptoms, but it is a prescription only medication, so you wou...

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substitute for gabapentin

Can anyone recommend a substitute for gabapentin? It is prescribed by my doctor to reduce pain. ## I am on 300 gms gaberpintin what else can i take to help me sleep stop muscle pain in the hands and calf thank you Stephen Burgess ## Gabapentin is a anticonvulsant that is also used to help treat/prevent nerve pain. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, and mood changes. There are other similar medications available, but they all require a prescription, so there is nothing equivalent available over the counter. Why do you want to stop taking it? ## I know we talk about alotvof drugs on here but diclofenic uk.nane took away my wrist and back pain I was amazed as I didn't think it would be of any use.brilliant at taking my arthritic wrist pain...

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Chronic leg pain and weaknesses after reducing Gabapentin dose

Hello, I was on 300 mgs of Gabapentin for 1 year. I reduced it to 100 mgs 1 month ago. My legs and knees are constantly riddled with rheumatic pain, also my leg muscles are getting weak to the extent it's affecting my walking. Could the Gabapentin be causing this? I have bulging discs and nerve compression in the neck. ## It's hard to say, it could be due to lowering the Gabapentin too fast, or it could be due to further degeneration of your condition. The FDA reports that Gapentin can cause these issues as side effects, as well as withdrawal effects, you may also experience nausea, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and weight changes. Ref: Medline Plus Gabapentin Have you informed your doctor? They would be the best person to help you discover what is going on, and why. ## Tha...

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Gabapentin toothache

Will gabapentin work for a severe toothache? I have gabapentin and it says it's for nerve pain but it doesn't list tooth pain. I know I have an exposed nerve. The pain is excruciating. Please help. ## Take Ibuprofen 800 mg every 4 hours non stop for 24 hours.. it will eventually stop the pain from being as bad also gel caps are better ## I have been taking Gabapentin 300mg for a while and decided to stop because of the side effects. I was having difficulties with breathing and sleeping. My blood pressure has also been higher than normal. I guess that everyone is different and it affects everyone differently. My wife also takes 300mg, two tablets 3x daily and she's been having great results. Like I said, everything affects everyone differently and as long as you pay attention...

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Gabapentin increased appetite

Recently given this medicine and no exaggeration: Within 20 minutes a ate a 450 cal Boston Market TV dinner, ANOTHER in 15 minutes and two White Castle sliders next. I’ve NEVER hit a refrigerator like a Tasmanian Devil before. If there was more food, I’d have eaten it. Oh yeah, there we’re some mozzarella lunch cheese snack, killed those too! EASILY consumed 1,300 calories in LESS than an hour! While the med IS helpful, THAT’S truth! ## Gabapentin has been known to do that to some people, unfortunately. Most medications in this class, that were originally used to treat seizures, carry a warning about possible weight gain. I tried it, for awhile, but it really didn't help my pain, at all, and it was causing a lot of side effects, so I tapered off of it. Ref: M...

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Gabapentin Drug Side Effects and Information

## Has anyone had any problems with taking this drug? I was given the drug for restless legs. ## I take 300mg. and have memory loss, tiredness so bad I'm not sure I want to continue taking it.The doc. wants me to try another drug to give me some umph. Not to sure about that. ## Things to consider - how long have you taken the medication, what exactly do you take it for, what other medications do you take (prescriptiion & OTC). A drug's side effects may diminish or vanish completely over time. A person's age may enter into the overall picture and,as always, a second opinion never hurt. ## Since taking it I have been getting a lot of colds/bronchitis duet to low energy and high white cell count. ## I have been taking it for 2 months and the effects are not getting any bett...

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gabapentin causing a metallic taste in mouth

I recently started taking gabapentin to alleviate nerve pain from fibromyalgia, but now I am having a metal taste in my mouth and all the teeth brushing in the world doesn't stop it. I am also eating myself out of house and home with this med.... anyone else have this problem, and if so, how do I stop it? ## Hello, Strephannie! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. The FDA does list these issues as possible side effects of taking Gabapentin, along with dizziness, headache, dry mouth and mood swings. However, most side effects do tend to improve, as your body gets used to the medication, but it may take a month or so. But weight gain is a problem that most people have when taking this medication and that doesn't usually change, as long as they are ...

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Is a Green Oval Pill R 636 a Lorcet?

What is a light green oval pill with the imprint R 636? Is it Lorcet? ## The pill being described is Gabapentin 600 mg (NDC 0228-2636). Gabapentin was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and is also prescribed to relieve neuropathic pain. Inactive Ingredients: - Calcium Stearate - Crospovidone - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose - Polyethylene Glycols - Titanium Dioxide - Ferric Oxide Yellow - FD&C Blue No. 2 - Hypromelloses Ref: DailyMed ## I have this tablet. Will it help with a tooth ache? ## Probably not as well as other types of pain medication such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.

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over the counter substitute for gabapentin

I am presently taking gabapentin and if I forget 1 tablet it is awful. I can't sleep and my legs ache and the next morning because of the lack of sleep I can not function. I am on this medicine for back pain and I do believe it helps.. I would like to get off this drug and maybe try something natural but not sure what is in this. I have read several horror stories that have concerned me on the withdrawal from this drug. Just looking for something that may be a natural substitute. Thank you so much.. By the way I am 68 years old and take 600 mg at bedtime.. ## Hello, Eloise! How are you? Unfortunately, there is no over the counter equivalent. Rather than missing tablets, if you have a smart phone, there are quite a few reminder apps available for free that you can set to go off, so t...

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