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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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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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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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Insomnia while taking Gabapentin

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 ...

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HELP!! My daugther has been on EPILIM for 6 years and gain allot of weight on it. She went on TOPAMAX (a year now) and she's LOOSING HAIR like crazy?!?! The Dr. want het to go on TEGRATOL but i see allot of people are complaining about bouth HAIR LOSS and WEIGHT GRAIN on it?? I am also considdering AZRONTIN???? ## These types of side effects are common to most antiseizure medications and you may never find one that won't cause one or the other. Tegetrol contains the active ingredient Carbamazepine. You can learn more about it here: Zarontin contains the active ingredient Ethosuximide; How old is she? ## EPILIM is an old AED (anti epileptic drug). I've been on it for 37 yrs.. it definitely has a hair fall out side effect and tremoring of the hands... yes weight gain but this ...

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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 are...

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teva lamotrigine vs Mylan

Has anyone tried Mylan Lamotrigine. TEVA IS no longer manufactured. I had to go to North star aka Amembic and has uncontrolled seizures with in 4 days for 2 night in a row. I had every reaction possible including a rash and hives 2 trips to ER room on by Ambulance because my balance was off and couldn't walk straight or see straight... I found a left over bottle by teva manufacture and all symptoms stopped.. My pharmacist gave me a few choices he could order so I chose Mylan.. So the question I have has anyone taken Mylan manufacture of Lamotrigine and how did it work for you. Also anyone else bad reaction to Northstar/Alembic I am so scared to start on Mylan and try it since I have few weeks left of an bottle of teva but my Dr wants to see me SOON to see if new brand is working...v...

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Wrongfully diagnosed with extreme side effects

Long story short, my wife was wrongfully diagnosed with bipolar and was put on Lamotrigine. She had weird side effects on and off while she titrated up. Eventually got to where she and her “doctor” thought was good for her at 100mg. Well something happened and her side effects got awful. Here’s a list of what I compiled: Starts talking slow and spacey Trouble breathing Loses strength and control of body Nausea Panicky Hallucinations Oscillopsia Body convulses / twitches Stutters / trouble speaking Body tensing and convulsing like being electrocuted We call them episodes At this point we knew she wasn’t supposed to be on it and another so called doctor told her she can stop at any time cold turkey WRONG we did and the withdrawal side effects are just as bad My que...

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Pain doctors in Vermont

I'm looking for a pain doctor in Burlington Vermont. I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet and rheumatoid arthritis. The doctors just give me gabapentin which does nothing for the nerve pain. ## Hello, I don't live in your area but I can at least give you a link to a website that lists all the doctors in your area and from there you might find one that works best for you. [1] Pain Management Specialists near Burlington, VT I hope this helps. Please feel free to let me know if none of these doctors work out for you and I can help you expand the search and find some doctors who might be further away but work better for you. ## I have been to Dr. Pino twice and he just gives the spinal inj's., all of the pain clinics around here just do that. They are connected to the hospita...

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Round G / 50 pill ID

Looking for an ID of a Round, beige/peach looking pill with G on one side and 50 on the other. The inside of the 0 in the 50 is completely indented. ## Glenmark Generics lists this tablet as containing 50mgs of Topiramate, which is an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat some types of nerve pain, and certain mood disorders. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My wife is taking this pill and I read nothing but bad things about this pill. Why would Drs even perscribe it. Is it opioid and what is opiod . I took the bottle from. Her but it was perscribe to her.

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Gabapentin/How long do these stay in the urine???

I was given a couple 400mg gabapentins from a friend for some migraines, I took them but found out that I will be having a drug screen and am worried that these pills can be detected, so please could someone let me know whether or not I'm worrying for nothing or if I have something to worry about, thanks ## If you've given yourself at least a few days, odds are that it's less likely to show up under any sort of urine, saliva, or blood test. What's more risky in my opinion, is the opportunity for a false-positive to show up. Where as it can sometimes show that you took something completely different and then you're left trying to explain yourself. The good thing is since most standard drug screens test for illicit drugs, controlled medications, and medications with a ...

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