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oxmazetol responceble for weight gain?

i am taking oxmazetol from 4 year,before i was taking 600mg twice a day.now i am taking 300mg twice a day.My weight is increasing gradually after started taking this medicen.Is this is the side effect of it? ## This contains the active ingredient Oxcarbazepine, which is an anticonvulsant that is also used as a mood stabilizer. That said, yes, weight gain is a well-known side effect of this class of medications. You may also experience: nausea, dizziness and somnolence. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## Thanks Verwon, The information is very helpfull. Rucha ## What is the reason behind weight gain ??? I take 300 mg in the morning n 600 mg in the evening

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Gabapentin makes me impaired and not in a good way

I was given gabapentin after a spinal injury that resulted in severe radiating pain down my legs. Thanks to a great physical therapist, and a lot of hard work, things are better now. Not perfect. But a lot better. I took the gabapentin for two days. The first day I felt fine (all things considered)... but the gabapentin didn't seem to have any real side effects. The second day, I honestly felt like I was on narcotics or something. I could barely move off the couch and, though I have never used heroin, I am very, very familiar with prescription opioids. I have never been that impaired in my life. It honestly scared me. No one else I know who has ever taken this medication has ever experienced anything like this. What gives? ## Hi Stephanie, sorry to hear about your experience with Ga...

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What Is The Best Generic Of Lamictal

I've been taking the generic for Lamictal for about five years. Recently I've been feeling different at about the beginning of the year. I use to take the white ones but now I am taking a generic by Taro. What is the best generic for this drug? I never really payed any attention until I started getting this crazy migraines. If anyone has any insights it would be much appreciated. ## There's really no way to say which is the best, since different people can react differently, so it depends on what works for you. The best idea I can give you is to check with your pharmacy and see who manufactured the ones that you used to take and ask if they can order them back in for you. They usually can and will sometimes do so for their regular customers. Does anyone else have any advice ...

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What Does Neurontin Show Up As On A Drug Screen

Does anyone know if Neurontin shows up as anything on a drug screen? ## No, Neurontin contains the active ingredient Gabapentin, it is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to be effective at treating certain types of nerve pain, so it is not a substance that is included on drug test panels. It has also not been known to cause false positives for anything else. Learn more Neurontin details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Neurontin only shows up as neurontin or gabapenton and is rarely tested for. I'm in drug court and they test us for everything including neurontin and ultram/ultracet ## Going to Dr tomorrow for migraines. My Friend gave me nuerotin. And buspar. Is this going to show up in blood or urine ## Thank u so much foe the answer to my question. My mom ...

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false positive on drug test neurontin

I take large doses of neurontin, wellbutrin and the muscle relaxer flexiril. Can these drugs cause a false positive for methadone? ## Neurontine showed a false/ positive for opiates on my drug test. They sent it away. ## I also take gabapentin in a large dose and on three occasions I tested positive for methadone but nobody believes me because lm a recovering addict ## I take xnanx for anxiety, ptsd. My pain dr is unaware( totally against it) my last dose of xnanx was on th. I see my dr. Tuesday. I have a bottle of valiurium. Could this explain away the xnanx they are going to find? ## I tested positive for heroin last month and have been clean for a few months and I am told it only stays in ur system for 3 days....I dont understand how this happened. I used my daughter's urine and ...

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Gabapentin and Stacker pills

I take Gabapentin and have some Stacker 2. They are purple and yellow. I want to know if I can mix them together like hours apart? Thank you. ## Hello Sissy, Unfortunately I don't think that is a very good idea. The reason for this is that stacker 2 pills active ingredient is caffeine which negatively interacts with gabapentin. According to the NIH gabapentins medical properties diminish when caffeine is introduced. They write the following "the combination with caffeine can reduce gabapentin’s anticonvulsant effects.83,84 Furthermore, caffeine was able to decrease the electroconvulsive threshold, previously augmented by gabapentin at a 200 mg/kg dose; the rise in threshold induced by another dose of gabapentin (23.1 mg/kg) can only be decreased by the administration of ch...

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do gabapentin 800 come in a large white oblong pill with no markings and a line in the middle

Do gabapentin 800 come in the form of a big white oblong pill with no markings and a line down the middle. Or any gabapentin come in the form of a big white oblong pill with no markings and a line down the middle. ## Hello, Tex! How are you? No, prescription tablets in the U.S. all have markings on them to enable their identification, in case of emergency and since Gabapentin is a prescription medication, it wouldn't be available in the U.S. without some type of markings on the tablet. If you have an unmarked pill, then it is most like just an over the counter product. There is a small chance that it could be a foreign medication, since few other countries regulate as strictly as the U.S. and Canada do, but that's not very likely. Is there anything else I can help with? Learn mo...

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Gabapentin tablets less than 100 mg

Is there any way to get Gabapentin in less than 100 mg pills? I have a method on weaning off from 1,200 mg a day to 100 mg total (talking to the doctor when it’s time to take 2 xs a day instead of 3 xs). ## I’m well aware that there are multiple phases during withdrawals. The first phase took 10 days for Gabapentin to equalize in my body. A week afterwards I had 2 days of Hot night sweats but was done with withdrawals after that. (At least until I lower my dose). Please respond so this can stay active and can let you know my method of weaning off safely. ## Hi Grayman, You may have success inquiring about different dosages with a local compounding pharmacy who could formulate something more suitable for your needs... However, I'm not quite sure how much it would cost and...

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White oblong tablet L | 64 blank on the other side

I found this tablet on the floor where I work and don't know what it is. Any ideas please? ## Hi Lucy, A white oblong pill marked L | 64 on one side and blank on the back is reportedly identified as Levetiracetam (250mg); marketed for use in treating seizures, epilepsy, bipolar disorder and more... Labeler: Accord Healthcare Inc. NDC: 16729-0064 Size (mm): 14 Inactive Ingredients: -Silicon Dioxide -Croscarmellose Sodium -Magnesium Stearate -Polyethylene Glycol 3350 -Povidone K30 -Polyvinyl Alcohol -Talc -Titanium Dioxide Hope this helps!

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What is amit/gaba/lido cream?

Thought there would be some instructions and side effect information in the bag when I picked up my prescription, but don't have any info. Can you help? ## Hi Dean, The Gaba stands for Gabapentin and the Lido stands for Lidocaine. I'm not entirely certain of the other abbreviation, but do have my suspicions that it stands for Amitriptyline. Both Amitriptyline and Gabapentin are known for coming in pill form and I have also heard of Gabapentin being mixed in these types of creams by compounding pharmacies. However, I have not been able to verify the same when it comes to Amitriptyline. I just don't see any other medication name with this prefix. Aside from the prefix, the other thing that leads me to believe that Amit stands for Amitriptyline is that NIH lists it as being mar...

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Topiramate Drug Test And False Positive

I took a Topiramate 50mg for a migraine and i have a drug test for probation on friday. Will it show up? I dont use any other drugs. ## Hi sean, Although I don't think any probation test would cover this specific drug, Topiramate is generally excreted from the body within 4-5 days, in part, due to it's long 21 hour half-life. The example shown below, puts the half-life into better perspective: Monday - 50mg Tuesday - 25mg Wednesday - 12.5mg Thursday - 6.25mg Friday - 3.12mg Saturday - 1.56mg I'd say by Friday you should have 95% of it or more out of your system; especially if you're drinking plenty of fluids and eating clean. I hope this helps! ## I take Topamax too. After testing positive for a synethnic form of THC and I know I am clean. I starting researching about To...

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Topamax and eye twitching

Hi, I have been using Topamax for depression for 12 months and must admit that it has been very sucessful. The one major draw back is that I have developed a very annoying eye twitch. It only affects one eye, but is very noticeable. I was taking 100 mg twice a day, but have decreased it to 100 mg daily. The twitch has decreased somewhat, and I realize that I now have to come off this drug completely to get rid of the twitch entirely. Has anyone else experienced this problem. I read 1 other reader, but are there more? ## Sorry it took so long to reply. I had the same problem with Topamax which I use for epilepsy. It is the coating of the 100 mg for me. The 50 mg does not cause this on me, so I take 2/50 mg tablets instead. Ever heard of Topamax causing gout? ## I've developed an eye ...

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Teva Lamotrigine (93 463) Availability

The CVS pharmacy I have been filling my prescription at told me that Teva will no longer manufacture Lamotrigine (pill imprint: 93 463). Is this correct? I’ve tried other mfgs and I still had seizures and I immediately knew I should buy Teva. I have less than 10 pills left now. ## CVS lies a lot. Just filled at Walgreens with teva brand..CVS told me they cold not get .5mg clonazapam anymore also.. I switched all to Walgreens... ## after doing extensive research I found out Teva and Mylan will no longer manufacturer lamotrigine. I have not tolerated the other generic brands. I'm trying to find a brand that work for me as well since my insurance refuses to give me name brand. If you have any luck I would appreciate you sharing ## Hello Clara, According to the Teva website they a...

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tiny white pill 278 1g

Round white pill 278 on one side, 1g on other side ## Hello, And! How are you? The tablet with the IG 278 marking is manufactured by InvaGen Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 25mgs of Topiramate. The FDA classifies this as an antiseizure medication that is used to treat epilepsy. Typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, mood swings, dry mouth and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was always told by my Dr and pharmacist that topiramate can induce weight loss.... Is this wrong? Btw, ty, I love having this site to use.

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Big Oval White Pill D 24 On One Side Nothing Other

found in my daughters suitcase while visiting and nothing on lable please help me cant find anything online to support the pills and let me know what it is/ ## From what I'm finding, a tablet with this marking contains 600mgs of Gabapentin, which is an anticonvulsant that's also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and mood disorders. Learn more Gabapentin details here. Have you talked to her about it? ## The pill that you found in her suitcase is gabapentin which is a pain pill and nerve pill mixed which is used to treat certain types of nerve pain and mood disorders.. I hope this helps you ## You make it sound like it could be in the same category as certain narcotic pain pills such as OxyContin or percocet. Gabapentin is a NON-Narcotic medication used for many different ...

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gabapentin dot physical

I am trying to find out if gabapentin is ok to be in the system (body) of a truck driver. Legal presciption from a doctor. ## Can a truck driver pass a DOT physical if he takes gabapentin? ## Hello, Jeanie! How are you? I'm sorry, but from what I've found the answer is no. There is an automatic disqualification for anyone taking any type of antiseizure medication. This is due to the fact that the person either has epilepsy, or if they are taking it for nerve pain or mood disorders, the medication could put them at risk of a seizure, if they miss a dose or are late taking it. Having a seizure while driving could be very dangerous. The FDA lists the typical side effects to this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings and weight changes. Is there a...

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Zonisamide For Dog Seizures

I just wanted to let people know that I felt the vets did a poor job of believing the secondary symptoms of zonisamide. My dog, Ivy, has been having seizures for over a year now and we started with phenobarb, which she is still on, Zonisamide about eight months ago. The Zonisamide made a small difference in the primary seizures but she started having dry mouth and coughing almost immediately, then after several months, reddish patches on her left side and sores inside on the right side of her mouth (much less on the left side of her mouth). Three or four different vets tried to tell me she was just going to bleed out and I should put her down. I demanded that we start Lyrica and gradually take her off the Zonisamide. Lyrica is more expensive, but I have found that the improvement is wel...

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Taking gabapentin with suboxone and xanax

I took 1mg of Xanax and 3mg of Suboxone; I've been used to taking this for 5 years and I wanted to get off of Xanax, so I took Gabapentin 300mg. An hour later I took 1mg of Suboxone. Now I feel lightheaded and my blood pressure is a little high. Should I be worried? ## Gabapentin is not an opiate, so it should not cause a problem with the Suboxone, according to FDA reports. How high was your blood pressure? Gabapentin is also not a replacement for Xanax, so if you stopped taking the Xanax abruptly, that could have cause these issues. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? ## I just took my dose of xanax, gabapentin, and suboxone about two hours ago and now I’m feeling wrecked. F*** Xanax.

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gabapentin for back pain. Increasing the dosage

My doctor has prescribed me gabapentin 300 mg capsules. for nerve pain in my back. I'm a little confused on how to take it. He said that I can increase my dose. Does this mean that I can take two at time since one isn't helping? I only take it at night when my pain is at its worst. ## I am on same meds i take 3 of those a night ## Our doctor, who is a prof at Duke says you can take up to 2700 Mg a day. A pain specialist we also had stated that if you are taking for example 1800 Mg per day to take one 600 in morning and two 600 at night. Both said not to take major steps over 300 or 600 Mg each week, and I did find that when I upped it or took it down that had to do it slowly. I have been taking 1800 Mg for 7 years now for shingle pain that took out the nerves in my face. ## I ha...

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how long does it take gabapentin to get out of your system

I was taking 300 mg neurontin. 1 in am, 1 at noon and 2 at bedtime. I was prescribed the med in May of 2013. Increased later when not helping with foot numbness. It has been almost 2 weeks since i tapered myself off of the drug and i still feel nausea in the am which affects my eating. Please advise how long it will take this med to be out of my system? Thank you. ## Hi Cindy, Sorry to hear about the nausea you've been experiencing lately. From what I've been researching, in most cases it usually ends up being around 2 to 5 days for this type of medication to clear your system. However because you've been taking it for about a year, I'd imagine your body could still probably use some time to get accustomed to not having it on a regular basis. One study I found mentioned ...

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