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Northstar Rx
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Has anyone had problems with lamotrigine (generic Lamictal) manufactured by Northstar Rx ## My pharmacy changed my Teva brand of Lamotrigine to North Star brand. Has anyone noticed a difference with the difference switching brands? ## Yes. I take lamotrigine for bi-polar depression. I have found that the Northstar version of the drug doesn't work. I took it and my mood crashed. Then I got back on the Teva made lamotrigine, and my mood stabilized. I believe the Northstar product in effective. Try to get your prescribing physician to write "Teva - DAW" on your script. ## My original Hyzaar was refilled by mail with Losartan Hctz 100 by Northstar and I think I'm having serious side effects that I just now attribute to the bp med. My legs are cramping; hip joints hurt; panti...
Updated 2 hours ago in Lamotrigine.
 
Is the Gabapentin affecting my eyes?
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I am now taking 7 x 300 gabapentin per day and am getting terrible eye problems: double and blurred vision, I am also sufering unnerving confusion, could it be a side effect of the gabapentin? ## It doesn't seem from the monograph listing, that these are common side effects: Gabepentin Side-Effect Info Click Here I would suggest you speak to your doctor and discuss this as soon as possible, it could be this drug, an illness, or a combo if you are taking something else. ## I get blurred vision with only 2 300 Mg's ## I have been taking 2400 mg (eight 300-mg tablets) a day of gabapentin for more than a year. I have a lot of double vision, though only when I'm tired (which is most of the time). Of course, I take a few other sedating medications as well. I've gotten used to ...
Updated 7 hours ago in Gabapentin.
 
Is there a difference between nt151 gabapentin and d25
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I've been taking gabapentin nt151's and they work well. Then they switched it to d25's and they suck bad! Now they mixed them and I know I'm not crazy because I took the d25's first and felt nothing, then I took the nt151's and they worked like they were supposed to. How do I just get the nt151's? The pharmacy says there's no difference, just different makers. They almost think I'm making it up, but why make something up like that? I need to know what to do? Please help if you can. ## What do you feel, when you take them, or what are you expecting to feel? This is an anticonvulsant that also helps with certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Thus, it takes about 4 to 6 weeks to reach its full level of efficacy in the body, and you shouldn...
Updated 17 hours ago in Gabapentin.
 
migraines and topamax
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I just recently started taking this for treating 6 to 8 migraines a month. I was using the max amount of meds every month for migraines and in constant pain and usually going in around every 3 to 4 months for a shot. If this sounds familiar you may want to try this drug. If was prescribed 25 mg. for a week which I have just made it though and now am on my second week of 50 mg. My biggest side effect is being tired. I am taking both pills at night instead of one in the morning and one at night. I am hoping to only have to take 50 mg, but we will see. So far so good, but I will up date on progress. ## I am addicted to Restyl since many years. I take 2 pills of 0.5mg every night. I also take Topamac 50 for migraine since last 4 months. Now since the last 7 days I decided to gradually reduc...
Updated 18 hours ago in Topamax.
 
how long do withdrawal side effects of gabapentin last
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I stopped taking a 300 mg twice a day dose of gabapentin last tues. I feel awful depressed sweaty moody irritated emotional very dizzy. How long will I keep feelin this way? My doc had me stop it right away, because I was suppose to go on lyrica. Which honestly I don't want to start taking pain or no pain. I started slurring my words on the gabapentin then felt like wherever I was, I was inside a bubble it was a terrible feeling ## If you have been on it for such a short period of time, they shouldn't last more than a few days, perhaps a week at most. but it can vary from person to person, so I can only give an average from other anecdotal reports. Lyrica is in the same class, so it may or may not cause the same type of problem for you, there's really no way to know without ...
Updated 20 hours ago in Gabapentin.
 
side effect of mazetol
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mazetol 200 mg side effects ## Mazetol contains the active ingredient Carbamzepine, this is used to treat epilepsy and biploar disorder. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness and blurred vision. You can read more here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## severely i am suffering from the side effects of mezetol 200mg nausea, drowsiness and sometime very rarely light headache. no protein absorption at all. I look like undernourished and one old person. ## i have been taking mazetol 200 since 5 years OD as of few weeks i m facing with erectile dysfunction is it related to any side affects please advise ## I have been taking Mazetol 200 Mg for more than 20 years and I am not seeing any side effecrts ## mazetol is also given for adhd,and prolonged use may lower ur me...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
Insomnia while taking Gabapentin
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Have been taking gabapentin for a week and am having trouble sleeping anyone having the same problem. ## can't get a good nights sleep two days in a row. surgury pain from lung absess dosen't seem to get any better. ## Yes me too I have been on 100MG for a week.....BUT that is too higher dose so will be coming down to 50MG today......i am not impressed with this drug and as I need my sleep, if i am not happy with 50MG i will stop it..I prefer to have the MS problems than not been able to sleep!! xx ## I am taking 100 MG 3x's a day and have noticed (on about day 5 of this drug) strange dreams when I CAN sleep and trouble getting to sleep in the first place. Anyone else? ## I take 400mg 3 times a day, I will sleep one day and then up for the next two nights and then sleep one ...
Updated 2 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
gabapentin
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## 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...
Updated 3 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
Is Gabapentin A Narcotic
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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...
Updated 3 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
epilizine cr 500
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Is it advisable to take epilizine cr 500 at night? I think it keeps me awake. I have to take 2 daily. How far apart can I take them? ## My son is epileptic,he has been using epilim 500,recently my doctor changed him to epilozone said it works the same,is it true? ## Hi I started using epilizine cr 500 in 2012 to 2014 & stoped in 2015 January, now the doctor has put me back 2 weeks ago. I take one in morning and one at nite now as I am typing my legs are swollen can it be the cause of I got a relapse ## My son is 13 years old and has been diagnosed with seizures and is on epilim 500mg - I have never seen him have a seizure but he has been waking up with vertigo for the last few years at least once a month or once every 2 months. the eeg has shown abnormal blood flow on the right side...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
best generic brand of neurontin 2015
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My pharmacy has recently stopped carrying Actavis generic Neurontin 100 mg. They also said they "could not order Actavis for me". So, I ended up purchasing the Brand Neurontin. My insurance picked up some but it was still $$$. Now that I've tried the brand it seems to work better at neuropathic pain control. Just wondering in May 2015 if anyone in the USA has found a generic Neurontin that they really like or works for them? I live in a small area with very few pharmacy options other than 2 big box chains. The monopoly works to their advantage as they rarely ever will 'order' any generic a person asks for. You tend to have to take whatever they are pushing that month. Picking up a script is like playing "musical chairs", every month or two a pill is a differe...
Updated 4 days ago in Neurontin.
 
gabapentin 100MG
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A little white capsule with the RX627 on each half of the capsule. It is supposed to be the generic form of neurontin. ## Does anyone know if this drug works? I have bad leg pains. ## It works really well for some people, but is not always effect for everyone. Have you tried it, yet? ## I'm taking gabapentin 100mg & wake up feeling very high strung with heavy legs. Has anyone else had these same effects? I would like to hear about other's side effects. ## How much time does it take for the side effect of drowsiness to subside from gabapentin 100 mg taken once a day at bedtime? Also taking ativan1mg and vicodin 5/325 at bedtime for nerve pain from stenosis surgery 7 weeks ago. Addition of the gabapentin has made the drowsiness much worse. THANK YOU ## Yes my legs feel like we...
Updated 5 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
What Happens If I Take 200 Mg Of Gabapentin
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What Happens If I Take 200 Mg Of Gabapentin i need to know i already took it before i knew what milligrams it was i am worried what will happen what mental effects will it have on me???? ## Hi Alicia, Were you prescribed this medication or was it someone else's? I personally don't think you should have anything to worry about as far as side effects go if you only took this one dose. Gabapentin has a half life of 5 to 7 hours. So, for example, if you took 200 mg of gabapentin Monday at 4 PM, 100 mg would still be in your system at approx. 9 to 11 PM. Generally, it can take anywhere from 5-7 half-lifes before the drug is completely out of your system (but you should stop feeling its effects before then). Gabapentin was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and is cur...
Updated 5 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
Best times to take gabapentin
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I have started taking gabapentin 100mg twice a day. When is the best time to take it. Do the side effects go away or do you just have to put up with them? ## Hi sarah, Dosing schedules for Gabapentin are largely dependent upon your reasons for taking it. (i.e. - the usual adult dose for Epilepsy is as follows): Initial dose: 300 mg orally on day one, 300 mg orally twice a day on day two, then 300 mg orally 3 times a day on day three. Maintenance dose: 900 to 1800 mg orally in 3 divided doses. If necessary, the dose may be increased using 300 mg or 400 mg capsules three times a day up to 1800 mg/day. Dosages up to 2400 mg/day have been well tolerated in long-term clinical studies. Doses of 3600 mg/day have also been administered to a small number of patients for a relatively short durati...
Updated 5 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
Eptoin 100mg- Its side effect and how to stop using it.
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My brother has been taken eptoin 100mg for more than 4 years till date with 2 doses a day and at present he is complaining of backached and pain in the right leg which he cannot move and sometimes he is having breathing problem and weak. He could not sleep every night but slept around 2- 3 Am morning till 11:00 Am,along with eptoin 100mg, the doctor advised him to take Dicorate 500mg and lobazam-0.5 which he is taken regularly. Does these medicines have any side effect, if he stop eptoin what would be the result? please do reply any suggestion. ## Eptoin contains the active ingredient Phenytoin, it most commonly used to help prevent epileptic seizures. Has his doctor expressed any theory as to what is causing the problems he's experiencing? Those are not generally normal side effect...
Updated 7 days ago in Phenytoin.
 
can gabapentin cause legs to feel heavy when walking?
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Have spinal stenosis. Also diabetes. Some neuropathy. Had 2 epidurals and physical therapy which helped decrease pain in legs to a bearable level. Had 3 acupuncture treatments. Thought helped after 1st one but after 2nd and 3rd legs hurt more so I didn't go back. Doctor put me on Gabapentin which helps the neuropathy. One day legs started feeling like they weigh 50 pounds each which has affected my balance tremendously. So now I am wondering if possibly caused by Gabapentin. Anyone else on it with heavy legs? ## I take 2700 mg a day of Gabapentin. I'm 71. I also have cervical spinal stenosis, diabetes 2 and lots of arthritis. Also take 300 mg of tramadol a day and a number of other drugs for psychiatric reasons as well as drugs for blood pressure and cholesterol. I even drink a ...
Updated 7 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
Serdep and Urbanol
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My son is taking serdep (antidepressant) and urbanol (anticonvulsant)- What should I be concerned about in regards to side effects and what other solutions besides medication is there?
Updated 8 days ago in Clobazam.
 
Gabapentin and Subutex breathing problems
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So, I started taking subutex, now up to 16mg, and gabapentin 900mg x3 daily. I’ve been to the ER twice in one week. I have episodes feeling like I can't breath. Even though I am getting oxygen, my brain is telling me it’s not enough. I feel like I'm suffocating. I stopped taking gabapentin a week ago, even stopped subutex 16mg for 2 days. Still my breathing doesn't feel right. I just don't feel like myself. I’ve been back on subutex for 2 days. Has anybody felt this way on subutex? I have had an EKG twice, blood work, chest xray, cat scan of neck to check for blockage. I do have high blood pressure and I am wondering if the subutex is restricting my vessels causing decreased blood flow, not carrying enough oxygenated blood to my heart. Does anybody have...
Updated 8 days ago in Gabapentin.
 
Topamax should be taken off the market
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If you're thinking about taking Topamax or you're taking Topamax, please do your research and consider other alternative medications. Topamax is such a horrible drug! My neurologist put me on it for migraines. I was taking 150mg daily. It actually caused me to have Aura migraines, which I had never had before. I had almost every single side effect from it, tingling in my hands and feet, Brain fog, memory loss, cognitive impairment, slurred speech, problems spelling, anxiety, visual disturbances. My hair was falling out in clumps! It causes irreversible alopecia. I did some research on it and found out what a horrible drug it is and how people were having withdrawals after trying to stop and ended up back on the medication because of the withdrawals. I decided right then and ther...
Updated 8 days ago in Topamax.
 
Gabapentin toothache
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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 9 days ago in Gabapentin.
 

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