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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. Anticonvulsants are also increasingly being used in the treatment of bipolar disorder[1] and borderline personality disorder,[2] since many seem to act as mood stabilizers, and for the treatment of neuropathic pain.[3] Anticonvulsants suppress the excessive rapid firing of...

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Is Gabapentin A Narcotic

Please i need to know for sure if gabapentin is a narcotic? I take them every day. I was prescribed them. I was told that they are and i wanna know for certain as im not wanting to take them no more. ## No they are not a narcotic. They are ued for a few things, but mostly nerve pain. ## That is correct, Gabapentin is not a narcotic, it is actually an anticonvulsant that can also help with certain forms of nerve pain. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness and weight changes. You can learn more about it here: Are there any other questions or comments? ## Weight changes as in they can make u gain or lose? ## Is gabentin used for severe chronic pain ## Taking it for menopause symptoms ## Can you take Gabapentin100mg andAmlodlpine 5mg at the same time ## You'll gain weight...

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Does the cream actually go through your bloodstream? I have taken Gabapentin in the past which started out okay for a while, but then I had an issue with it & went off the pill form of the medication. I was told since it doesn't go through your bloodstream that the cream should be fine. Please let me know what you think and also if you know whether it's true about it not going into your bloodstream and causing any of the same side effects as the pill form. Thank you. ## Hello, Diane! How are you? A little does, but just trace amounts, not any significant amount that should cause side effects or reactions. Most of the reactions to these topical creams are limited to skin irritation wherever you applied it. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you, that helped me q...

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apo gabapentin 300mg side effects

Since taking this drug for a week I have a mouth full of many lesions or canker sores can this be connected with this drug. It is quite severe the cancers or ulcers are the size of a Nicole each one and there must be over 10. Extremely sore. Salt water rinse every two hours and medicated numbing liquid like a mouth wash so I can eat once a day. Hello of a diet. Went off the meds for now. My mouth is just too sore ## Hi, Sherril! Sorry about how miserable you are, that's quite awful. From what I can find, it has been reported that Gabapentin can do this, though it is a very rare side effect. Have you consulted your doctor? There are other medications you can try that may not cause this problem, such as Lyrica. Learn more Lyrica details here. Sometimes one medication just doesn't ...

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gabapentin 300 mg cap teva or gabapentin 300 mg apo

what is the differnce of these two medications, bothe seem to make me very sleepy aand hard to walk is this normal.. i do not like this drug. ## What is the difference in Gabapentin 300 Mg Apo,Gabapentin 300 Mg Cap Teva My pharmacy gave me the first one then my refill was the 2nd one. ## The only difference is in the manufacturer, APO Pharmaceuticals made the first prescription you got and Teva manufactures the second one. Otherwise they are completely the same. Gabapentin is a generic for Neurontin, this is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and peripheral edema. You can read more here: Do you have any other questions? ## Thanks so much for the answer. Just trying to make su...

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Zonegran vs Zonisamide (Generic)

Please advise ASAP! I have Trigeminal Neuralgia due to MS. I have been on Zonegran 100mg x 4 once a day for 9 years. The insurance company switched me to the generic about 1-1/2 years ago & my hair is coming out by the handfuls!! Has anyone else experience this when switching over to the generic = Zonisamide?? ## Hello, Alex! How are yoU? Though it's not listed as a side effect, there have been many complaints about it happening with both the name brand and the generic. Have you discussed it with your prescriber? What other medications have you tried? ## I’m on zonegran since they put me on it in hospital 4yrs ago also on oxcarbamezapine they added clobazam and perampanel when I checked oxcarbamezapine brand name had changed and zonegran had changed to zonisamide but it wa...

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Gabapentin or APO Gabapentin Dundee change

I’m in New Zealand. My usual funded Gabapentin has changed drug company, to a funded APOTEX Gabapentin. Anyone taking the same stuff. I was on 200mg capsules. These new APO ones are 300mg. The pharmacy told me they had changed but did not mention the mg had changed. Meaning I’m taking 500mg extra per day. BUT even though I’m on a bigger dosage they don’t seem to be working.

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Epilepsy Solution

I am 50 years old. I have been patient of epilepsy since 20 yrs. I was taking Zeptol CR 400 mg & Topomac 50mg(thrice a day), total 1200 mg Zeptol and 150 mg Topomac per day. My seizures were in control after that. After 15 years i reduce the dose to total 200 mg Zeptol and 50 mg Topomac per day.From last 4 months I have started getting seizures again, and from 2 months my doctor changed the medicine to Oxetole 300 mg & Clobachem 5mg, twice a day. But seizures didnt come in control. Now I am taking Oxetole 1050mg & Clobachem 10.5mg on the doctor's advice. But still the seizures are not in control. I think the new medicine is not working on me. Could you please suggest what to do?? ## I have had to take anticonvulsants for over 50 years. I was told I would need them until ...

is epsolin chemically different from eptoin?

If epsolin not available in the market can we give eptoin to the patient in equal dosage? ## if epsolin not available in the market can we use eptoin 300 mg. The patient is taking tab epsolin by 2 year. Suddenly for one day the medicine is not available. The case is excision of frontal lobe meningioma ## Both of these medications contain the same active ingredient, which is Phenytoin, it is most commonly used to prevent seizures, and to treat some mood disorders. Yes, the dosage should be equal from one to the other. The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea dizziness, headache, and mood changes. Are you on any other medications? ## My father has take epsolin 200 for so many years and as of this past week my father was admitted in the hospital. Now the dr presc...

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how to taper off urbanol

How long does it take to get off urbanol completely without withdrawal symptoms? When will my body be over the withdrawal symptoms? I stopped 3 days ago and I am experiencing a buzzing headache and irritability, where I feel as if I am getting a seizure! ## Hello Johanna, According to the NIH the half life cycle for adults is between 36 and 42 hours. In addition there is also a metabolite left behind that has a half-life of up to 82 hours. Your withdrawal timeline is going to be unique but the generally accepted timeline is that acute withdrawals last for 3-6 days in the beginning and then the symptoms will seem to get better suddenly. Then towards the end of the withdrawals you will experience another spike of acute withdrawals for another 3-6 days. the middle of these spikes can be an...

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Gabapentin with Hydrocodone

I just took my second dose of gabapentin 100 mgs this morning. I was also prescribed hydrocodone 10/325. Is it safe for me to take the hydrocodone if it has been eight hours ago since I took the gabapentin? I know it takes a long time for gabapentin to get out of your system and I can't be too safe when mixing medications. Thanks in advance to any help I get. ## It should be okay to take them together, if they have both been prescribed for you. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and mood changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Will I get the same level of pain relief from stopping norco 10-325 mg and starting 300 mg gabapentin? ## If it were me it wouldn't, but everyone's different. My pm doctor ju...

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