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Oxetol 300 mg side effects

Hi there, My dad is 58yrs old, he's an epilepsy patient for last 30+ years..Right from inital stage till date he has been using sodium valproate 400mg twice a day. Recently a few weeks back he's affected with epilepsy (fits) after nearly two years gap. As a common practice we have consulted the doctor and has make him to undergo all the test (ECG/EPG) etc tests. As a result the doctor whom we consulted has advised to stop using sodium valproate 400mg and replace it with Oxetol 300mg and assured this should take care of the issue. Now all im worried here is, with my dad being 58yrs old, will changing the medicine now have any kind of impact? Will he be safe? Please advise, im pretty worried about his health... Thanks Pr ## It is normal for someone's body to adjust to a medica...

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White pill 45 on one side

I have a white pill with 45 on one side and nothing on the other. Would like to know what this is. ## The pill which you are describing is most likely Lamotrigine 25 mg (NDC 13668-0045) - though the tablet that I'm referring to has a score line on one side (the pill can be split into 2 sections). Inactive Ingredients: - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Stearate - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Povidone K30 - Sodium Starch Glycolate Type A Potato Ref: DailyMed ## I found a small white pill with 45 on one side and blank on the other

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Epinutem for shingles

Hi i just want to find out... My mother has shingles and they said she must use epinutem but they dont have any in stock..can she use epitec or epilum? ## The Epanutin contains Phenytoin, and it is given in such cases to help with the nerve pain that Shingles can cause. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, weight changes, headache, and mood changes. As to an alternative, she should consult her doctor to see what is safest for her to take. Is she on any other medications?

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gabapentin and ocular problems

I've been taking gabapentin about 9 mo now 300 mg nightly for hot flashes. But I noticed the last few months I was having vision problems. Dx as ocular migraines. Anyone else having these problems from this drug ## Hello, Clbark! How are you doing? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. If you read over the details side effects provided by the FDA, this medication has been known to cause many visual issues, as well as nausea, weight gain, mood swings and alopecia. Have you spoken to your doctor about trying a different medication? Tapering off of this one and trying something else would enable you to discover if your problem is solely due to this drug. Prozac, which is an SSRI, has also been shown to help with hot flashes. Its typical side effects may include nausea...

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Oblong Pill White And Yellow With 511 Carved Into It

Found this pill in my sons pack pack and I want to know what it is ## I haven't been able to find an exact listing for this, but the closest match I'm seeing is a white elliptical/oval shaped pill marked with 511 on one side and blank on the other (in black ink). There doesn't appear to be any yellow on either side, so I'm assuming that this probably isn't your pill. Hopefully this result can at least narrow down some of your options. Another person here on the site was looking for this same pill and was under the impression that it's probably something that's available over the counter. Have you tried asking your son where he got it from? ## I found this very big white pill while cleaning the garage. ( yeah a guy cleaning the garage) anyway it say: A 511 in ...

Updated in Divalproex Sodium
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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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...

Updated in Gabapentin
Urbanol and Allergex

I have been taking Urbanol 10mg and Allergex (not sure of the mg) one tablet of each medication twise a day. I often feel like i am just going to drift off to sleep and have done so a few times whilst at work. I also do have trouble falling asleep at night but i have found it much easier to fall asleep after i have taken my medication. ## HI, Carla! How are you doing? The culprit is most likely the Urbanol, because it contains the active ingredient Clobazam, which is a benzodiazepine derivative. This class of medications is well known to cause drowsiness and they have actually been used as sleep aids for some people that were resistant to other therapies. It also has the potential to be habit forming. Learn more Urbanol details here. You should talk to your doctor about it, it may be ne...

Updated in Clobazam
Weaning off Lacosamide

Taking Sandoz-Lacosamide with Keppra Dilantin. Told I can ween off the Lacosamide. How to do it and what could happen?

Updated in Lacosamide
Nuzak

Is it possible that a person who isn't epileptic can deveope seizures once on nuzak? ## I have been taking nuzak for 3 years and I had a seizure in the first year I have had 3 in the last 3 years the doctors say its not the nuzak but I am sceptical as I am 32 the seizures make me feel paralysed and I loose all bodily control I have recenty weand myself off the nuzak ## It is not a very common side effect, but yes, the NIH reports do list seizures as possibly being cause by Nuzak, which contains the active ingredient Fluoxetine. Other side effects may include nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, weight loss, and headache. However, there is also a chance that they are not due to the medication. Have your respective doctors done any testing to be sure? My husband developed epilepsy suddenly ...

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NEURONTIN FOR DIABETIC NEUROPATHY

I have diabetes and neuropathy with severe pain in my hands, feet, and legs. My doctor has prescribed Neurontin for me for the last 2 years and says it will take away the pain I am having. He has also prescribed hydrocodone for the pain. When I am out of hydrocodone the neurontin does not take away any of the pain I am having. But my doctor insists that it will. Should I keep taking it or should I stop. It seems like it does not do anything for me. Thank You Very Much DONALD BURKS ## Hi Domald Burks, how much do you take a day? This is important as long term use of gabapentin can be difficult to stop taking especially at higher doses. You are diabetic, are you on a magnesium restricted diet? If not you could supplement your diet with magnesium rich foods or take a magnesium supplement. ...

Updated in Neurontin
Alcohol and Gabapentin

Does anyone drink beer or other alcohol while taking this? I start on it tonight, increasing every 5 days to 900 mg total a day. I'm curious as to how much alcohol can be tolerated and if there are any reasons to avoid it completely. I like my Budweiser. Thanks for any input. ## Alcohol should be avoided while using this medication, especially at such a high dosage, because it can aggravate the side effects, making them much more problematic. These can include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and peripheral edema. You can read more on it here: Do you have any other questions? ## what are the bad things with this drug and alcohol? ## I've taken 3600mg of Gabapentin each day for 21 months now! I drink alcohol with them & feel ok. I would just say that the Gabapentin alone will l...

Updated in Gabapentin
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?

Updated in Gabapentin
Can Neurontin, Zanaflex and Naprosyn cause a false positive

Can Neurontin 600 mg. 5 times a day and Zanaflex 4 mg. 3 times a day and Naprosyn 250 mg. 2 times a day and over the counter ibu's cause you to have a false positive test result for thc? ## Yes, I hadn't had marijuana for over 6 months but I was on the Gabapentin and I came up positive for THC. ## This has happened to me also. I have seizures and chronic kidney stones and have been in the ER more times than I would like. I take gabapentin 1800 mg a day and I tested positive for thc. I am 50 years old and have only smoked once in my life when I was 18. I looked online at the hospital's patient portal and they now have in my chart that I am an illegal drug user. I don't have any idea what to do about this! Any opinions on this? ## Hey there, Just so you know, gabapentin is...

Updated in Neurontin
Topamax and anxiety/social phobia?

Hi everyone. My 14 year old daughter has been on topamax (25 mg twice daily) for a number of years. She is being treated for anxiety, depression, mood disorder, tics, ADHD and has recently added social phobias to her list of complaints. The meds being used to treat her are Risperodone for the mood, Clonidine for the tics, Prozac for the depression/anxiety, and Topamax to control weight gain that occurs with Risperodone (and possibly to help with anxiety/tics). As she gets older, she seems to be retreating into herself even more. The anxiety is amping up, the depression too. She sleeps all day, and hasn't wanted to leave the house all summer. When I do manage to get her out of the house, the social anxiety is too much for her and she has severe meltdowns. Before she was put on all th...

Updated in Topamax
which gelatine is used for gabapentin capsules bovine pork

I would like to know if the gelatine used on 100 mg gabapentin is pork or beef is it possible to find this out ## does bovine make the shell of gabapentin ## I need to know is gabapentin capsules are made pork or vegetable gelatin ## Is the gelatin in gabapentin pork or beef?

Updated in Gabapentin
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...

Updated in Gabapentin
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...

Updated in Topiramate
does neurontin show up in a drug test

I have been drug testing for DCFS for a couple months and i have restless leg syndrome so i usually take neurontin for it, but it is not prescribed. So since i have been drug testing i have been iffy about taking it cause i dont know what or if it shows up in a drug test, they spin test my urine. Will it show up in my system with a spin test and if so what will it show up as? ## I got tested after leaving detox into sober living and came up positive in a pee test for benzos. I was prescribed nuerontin at detox and was clean off everything else but neurontin for 5 days at the time of the test. ## I need to know if neurontin is gonna show up in a mouth swab ## I have been in a drug court program and took a soma and it came bk cuz they spun my urine I have been taking neurontin and no prob...

Updated in Neurontin
ic gabapentin 300 mg bladder side effects

I take 100 ic gabapentin 3 times/day for sciatica. Now I find that my bladder leaks about once a week which is unnerving. Has this been reported as a side effect? ## Didn't give enough information about my bladder leakage. The leakage is small and occurs in my sleep. ## Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant that has also been proven to help with certain types of nerve pain. This is not listed among the normal side effects, which may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and weight gain. You can read more on it here: Have you talked to your doctor about this? ## Have not talked to doctor about occasional bladder leakage while sleeping since starting Gabapentin. I would like to know if any other persons who take this drug have had this experience. Let me kinow. Thanks ## Having the same pr...

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