Is Gabapentin A Narcotic
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cinthyia Says:
 
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.

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Psl772 Says:
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Kristyne (# 49) --

I know right! I'm not a woman and I can tell it would totally be wrong to prescribe that for menopause. I'm glad to see people responding that are educated and intelligent. Have a good day.

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Kristyne Says:
 
I read "they" are trying to reclassify it. I took it with zero problems for 6 months. Then I started getting really emotional. I cried for 3 days, and called my primary care doctor as my neurosurgeon went to China. He called in 100MGs and told me to "wean slowly". What does that tell you?

Anything that you have to WEAN OFF of SHOULD be at least, controlled. I hate the side effects. I am super sensitive to many medications. During my last fusion, I had to have some "Jose Cuervo" antibiotic that is super expensive because I am allergic to every other antibiotic.

Hope this helps you feel validated. I care.

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Vickki1000 Says:
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John boy (# 50) --

Gabapentin is a controlled substance in Ohio and Kentucky officially a scheduled 5. Gabapentin is being treated as controlled in all 50 states per a memo from the Government asking pharmacist to do so. That means no early refills and tighter controls on prescriptions. But, Gabapentin is not a narcotic. Narcotic's are synthesized from Opium to make pharmaceutical drugs. Gabapentin is a anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. That is designed negatively impact Synaptic plasticity and synaptogenesis of Receptor α2δ-1. A pharmaceutical does not have to be opium-based to be scheduled.

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Kristyne (# 48) --

You are misinformed because as of July 1 2017 gabapentin is a schedule 5 controlled substance in the state of Kentucky

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lis (# 5) --

Really? I never heard of an OBGYN prescribing Gabapentin for menopause, ever. Sounds wrong on all levels.
Nerve pain....menopause....nerve pain med for erratic hormones, hot flashes, vaginal dryness?

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Kristyne Says:
 
No it is not. It is not even a "controlled" medication. I had no idea that it was addictive because it is not labeled, like others that are. I was in Jamaica for a month, and I realized I had to start taking it twice a day, rather than the prescribed TID. By the time we were flying home, I was "out", so I called CVS and told them to refill it. They said I needed authorization and they said "your neurosurgeons office has NOT responded to 2 faxes. We will give you (2) days supply, until you can call him yourself." I HAD called him myself from Jamaica, and nobody picked up (on a FRIDAY) and I got no voicemail. We got to CVS at 12:15AM, and the pharmacist, said "I have no idea what you are talking about. There is no message here about you." I was sweating, shaking and when we got in the door, I was in a rage. I used my INDICA vape pen, to get me to fall asleep. When I woke up, the NEUROSURGEON still had not responded to my "portal" message to his office, so, I woke my primary care doctor on the 4th of JULY. He called in a month supply. THERE IS NO "C" before the RX # or an "N" for narcotic. If you read the side effects, it says "do not go off this medication without notifying your doctor." I hope this helps you. My neurosurgeon is kicked out of CVS.

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Vickki1000 Says:
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Psl772 (# 39) --

Gabapentin is a central nervous depresent. It can cause some people to nod and even have respiratory adverse events. Everyone is not the same. Some people do ok.. others it can effect them adversely and nodding being one of them. It happened to me and I have researched it.

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Vickki1000 Says:
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joe (# 4) --

No Joe, it is proving not effective for all kinds of pain that it is scripted for. Recent medical journals are calling for a reevaluation of the types of pain it should be working for.

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Psl772 Says:
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The big chain stores are not allowed to give you any sort of drug to hold you over, only small mom and pop pharmacies are allowed to. I refuse to ever go to CVS or Walgreens , they lie and will call you names. My grandma
that is dieing of cancer went to fill a simple low dose pain medication and they refused to fill her medication because the pharmacist said "well you don't look sick", she has no hair from the chemo therapy and lost her leg. So she took off her wig and unstrapped her leg and putting them on the pharmacy counter and told the pharmacist do i look sick now? The pharmacist got all mad and embarrassed and still refused to fill her medication, it's a sad thing is it's totally unfair, but it's legal for the pharmacist to say no.

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Psl772 Says:
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All doctors will say it's a narcotic. They will flat out lie to you just so they don't have to prescribe real pain medication. Take a 300mg Gabapentin one day, then next day take a 30mg Oxycodone and see which works better! Believe me you will feel the difference.

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Vickki1000 Says:
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Gabapentin is famous for a wide array of side effects, such as dizziness, drowsiness, unsteadiness, weakness, tired feeling, lack of coordination, double vision, and confusion.

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Dawn Says:
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They say gabapentin is not a narcotic but I can't take it at work because it makes me to loopy. Why is that?

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Kelly Says:
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Gabapentin is not a narcotic. It effects the nervous system and is given to control a variety of conditions which cause nerve pain. Gabapentin is often used for neuropathy, degenerative back pain and quite simply, diseases and syndromes where the nerves stop functioning correctly and give us pain instead. I went off of Fentanyl a year ago following 5 years of prescribed use. I would gladly go off of it again than give up my Gabapentin after 8 years of use. It is often more effective than narcotics at controlling nerve pain and stopping it should be discussed with your Dr first.

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Vickki1000 Says:
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Wrong! Research what you can about how this medication works and google patient accounted of the medication, side effects and the withdrawals syndrome

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Psl772 Says:
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There is no way possible to nod on any of that, Both are non narcotics. He must be on other drugs. That's like saying ibuprofen gets you high if you take 3 at a time. This is a serious forum, not for jokes please.

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Antoinette Says:
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My doctor says they are. I'd suggest googling it!! It causes constipation in me and made me very depressed and overwhelmed although it helped the neuropathy and other pain, I will have to take as needed only!! Good luck and Blessings to you!!

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Vickki1000 Says:
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Gabapentin/Neurontin is a different drug than Lyrica/Pregablin. They work much the same ways but their is notable differences in bio availability and strength. They both can have a significant withdrawal syndrome associated with it by patient accounts. The severity and duration of the withdrawal and need to taper slowly is typically denied by the medical profession at this time until further data is available. Gabapentin or Lyrica neither one is a narcotic they are that are anti-seizure medication classed as gabapentinoids. However, their may be an absorption issue depending on when the medication together. are taken that may or may not be a issue. Both are respiratory depresents and should be monitored when used with a opiate.

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Kristyne Says:
 
Gabapentin is the generic form. LYRICA is the name brand, FYI.
You cannot go off it cold turkey. I went into severe withdrawal when I ran out and was never told.
CVS told me to come get (2) days to hod me over, but when I got there, they pretended like they had no idea what I was talking about, even though my husband was with me the whole time, so he was a witness.


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Vickki1000 Says:
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No you should not take suboxone and Gabapentin together unless your Doctor scripts it and monitors closely. It's a CNS depressant and has its own respiratory depression indication so that cause cause additional breathing problems if taken together.

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April Says:
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Yes, as I'm on 300mg Gabapentin and 10mg 2 times a day of the Amlodipine and I've not had any problems. I hope this has helped answer your question.

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