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What Is Urbanol Used For?

I am pre-menopausal and get a bit irritable at times. My doctor prescribed half a tablet twice a day. Is this the right medication? I read an article about Clodazam (main ingredient for Urbanol) which doesn't sound all that good. ## Have you discussed your concerns with your doctor? Urbanol does contain Clobazam, which is a Benzodiazepine derivative, they are most commonly used to treat anxiety, but they can be habit forming. They may also cause side effects, such as nausea, headache, dizziness and irritability. Learn more: ## I know this is wrong... but my friend used it and he once gave me one cause I was crying the whole day. (My grandfather died) and it helped. Not sure how, but now whenever I feel upset I just drink one, sometimes two. Is this bad?? ## Urbanol with Nootropics ?...

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How long does it take Neurontin to get out of your system?

I have been prescribed Neurontin and would like to know how long does it take to come out of your system? It is causing too many problems for me. Can you stop suddenly or do you have to ween your self from them?? ## Hi, Sweet Pea! Sorry about the problems that it's causing you. What types of symptoms have you been experiencing? How long have you been taking it? If you've been on it for awhile, at a high dose, suddenly stopping it could cause a risk of seizures, since it's an anticonvulsant. It is generally best to taper off of these types of medications. Have you discussed it with your doctor? ## I'm not on gabapentin anymore. I took one 300 mg 3 months ago that my Dr told me to take for my nerve pain and m.s. But I took a drug panel on July 15th. And today is August 1st...

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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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Northstar Rx

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...

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White tablet with T | 1

Can you help me identify a white tablet with a capital T, then break line, then number 1? ## This sounds like Gabapentin 600 mg manufactured by Camber pharmaceuticals (NDC 31722-0166). Inactive Ingredients: - Mannitol - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Unspecified - Crospovidone - Talc - Silicon Dioxide - Glyceryl Dibehenate - Magnesium Stearate Ref: DailyMed

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Topamax and gastro issues

I'm going to be going back on Topamax after coming off it due to gastrointestinal issues. It is the only thing that keeps me from getting migraines and there is no pain involved with the stomach problems. However, the side effect is unpleasant. Basically I have liquid bowels when I use it. Even after taking it over 6 months. Will that go away or is there a way I can counteract that? ## What have you already tried to remedy that side effect? What does your normal diet consist of? The FDA warns that you should not follow any high fat, low carb diet while taking this medication. Its other typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, nervousness, headaches, and unusual bruising. Ref: Topamax Information Does you doctor have any ideas to help with prevention of the diarrhea?

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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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Switching from Keppra Xr to Keppra

Due to cost my husband’s doctor has suggested my husband go back to taking regular Keppra. He has taken Keppra Xr for about 4-5 years. Has anyone done this? They will increase the dosage of Keppra by 500mg. He is concerned he will start experiencing auras. He has not had any on Keppra Xr but did a few times on Keppra.

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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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Levipil 500 Mg

I am having shivering problem and doctor advised me to use Levipil 500mg. I am taking it once in a day in afternoon. Can I please know on which part of the body does it work? ## Levipil contains the active ingredient Levetiracetam, which is an anticonvulsant, used to treat seizures, this means it acts on the brain. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, hair loss and anxiety. Learn more: Are there any other questions or comments? ## i am 16 years old. and i used to faint once or twice everyday for the past 2 weeks. after going to the doctor they asked me to take an EEG, MRI , CT scan etc... all the reports were normal and the doctor said i have seizures. he prescribes LEVIPIL 500 every night after dinner. after one dosage, the next night i started shaking tremdously, i cou...

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Yellow capsule IP 102

Given a pill to take as if it were Neurontin.....yellow capsule with IP and under, 102 written across. ## NEED TO KNOW IDENTIFICATION OF CAPSULE THAT IS YELLOW WITH IMPRINT OF IP 102 ## I have the same thing and have NO idea what it is. Did you ever find out what it is? ## I tried several different resources and cannot find an identification for this capsule. Does anyone have information on this? ## it is 300mg of Gabapentin ## we have the same capsule & none of our resources at the pharmacy knew what it was either!!!!!!!!!! ## little yellow/white,capsule with IP on the yellow side and IP on the whiye si de ## i found the ip 102 white pill - it says it is used to control siezures ## If it is used to control seizures then there is a chance that it's Gabapentin after all. Anybody ...

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White pill S G 1 78

These pills are white, oblong and are scored like gabapentin are. On one side they have a S G and on the other is a 1 78. Are these gabapentin / neurontin? ## Hello, Gabby! How are you? Yes, this tablet is manufactured by ScieGen Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 800mgs of Gabapentin (NDC 50228-0178). The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, dry mouth, and weight gain. However, there are many oval, white tablets that are scored, so please don't assume that they all contain Gabapentin. Inactive Ingredients: - Poloxamer 407 - Mannitol - Magnesium Stearate - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (Type H) - Talc - Copovidone K25-31 - Crospovidone - Silicon Dioxide - Hypromelloses - Titanium Dioxide - Polyethylene Glycol ## Are...

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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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Topamax and weight loss

I took this once years ago for a mood stabilizer. I'm now on it again for weight loss. But I'm not seeing results. Am I immune to it now? It also makes me dumb as a bucket of rocks. Is there anything I can to to restart my system to re-recognize the meds and not make me feel so dumb? ## I'm prescribed 2, 100mg at night 1, 100mg in the morning. But I've been taking them all at night so the 'dumminess' part of the drug wears off as I sleep ## Hello, Kas! How are you? How long have you been taking it this time? They do take awhile to reach their full level of efficacy in the body, before you see results. Are you also watching your diet and getting plenty of exercise? ## I was put on Topamax a few years ago for headaches and lost weight as a side effect. I stopped ta...

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Does gabapentin contain gluten?

How would I know if it contains gluten in the list of inactive ingredients? ## Hello, Peggy! How are you? What are the markings on the Gabapentin that you've received from your pharmacy? That would enable me to check the ingredients for you. The FDA classifies this medication as being an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. ## On my prescription bottle label, the manufacturer's name is right below the name of the drug in small print. You can google that drug/mfr name to see if it's gluten free. ## D03 are the markings on my gabapentin. Can you tell me if it contains gluten? ## RE: Gabapentin (pill impri...

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Gabapentin used for anxiety as off label.

I've had GAD for prostate cancer, spinal stenosis and used 600mg Gabapentin once a day at bedtimeas a possibility for my anxiety. It did work for a period of time but did no help for my anxiety at all. My neurologist recommended I Taper the Gabapentin the following manner: 600mg for 1 week, 500mg with 100mg for another week, 400mg less 100mg another week, then 300mg week less 200mg less then a 100mg, then one last week 100mg to finish the Taper. Following that 6 weeks my anxiety increased, severe headache, lack of sleep and my GAD is now worse. I did then try Xanax and then Valium with continued pain, anxiety, headache, all day long since the Gabapentin was fully tapered & cant determine my GAD & previous pain that seemed to be further cause of the Gabapentin and don't k...

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Does Neurontin Affect MRI Results

I just started taking 900mg Neurontin 3 times daily for nerve pain in neck. I am due to have an MRI to see if there is nerve damage, will taking this med change the reading of the MRI? ## I haven't found any warnings that you shouldn't take it when having one, so I have to assume it doesn't. Learn more Neurontin details here. You may want to check with your doctor to be certain, but usually they will warn you, when you need to stop taking any certain medication before a test. Are there any other questions or comments? ## Does it effect your MRI Results ?

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Valparin Chrono 500 and possible side effects?

I take Valparin Chrono 500 and lately I feel so tired. My memory is not strong either, and any time I memorize anything I forget in a few minutes, could this be from my meds? ## i take valparinchrono 500 twice in a day.is it possible that my weight can gain now i am 21st year old. ## Valparin Chrono contains sodium valproate 133 mg, valproic acid 58 mg, it is used as an anticonvulsant and antimigraine medication. To the OP, have you spoken to your doctor about the problem? You may require a different medication or a dosage adjustment. What was it prescribed to treat? The weight gain side effect is something that is only experienced by a small percentage of people that use this medication, so it is probably not worth worrying about. ## i am taking Valparin Chrono 500 T.I.D/Day,for that i...

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Side effects of Oxcarbamazepine

I have been taking the this drug from the past 16 years. I started with Carbamazepine. When the drug Oxcarbamazepine was introduced, I was asked to replace Carbamazepine with Oxcarbamazepine. The dose has been increasing since then. When I started taking this dose, I took 200 mg per day. My medical condition remained stable for 25-30 days with the frequency of epileptic attack of 1 attack per month. After this duration, the frequency of attacks increased. When consulted the doctor, he increased the dose. This cycle kept on repeating itself till the dose increased to 1200 mg per day which is the maximum dose an average adult can take per day. After the dosage reached the maximum level, I opted for homeopathy. Before I suffer from epileptic attack, I get a strong feeling which I am not ab...

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Lamotrigine split dose

Can Lamotrigine 150 be cut in quarters to lower the dose? I have many 150mg left and would like to use them up if I can cut into quarters. Please advise. ## Unless your doctor, pharmacist, or specific medication instructions state otherwise, it is safe to do this with any medication that isn't time released. In many cases, our doctors prescribes a higher dose for us, then just has use cut, or break the tablets, since there can be a more significant financial savings by doing so. Lamotrigine is most commonly used to help prevent seizures, and treat some types of depression. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dry mouth, diarrhea, mood changes, and weight loss. Ref: Medline Plus Lamotrigine Is there anything else I can help with?

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