Is Gabapentin The Same As Lyrica

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Betty Says:

I tried gabapentin 300mg. (instead of Lyrica 50mg.) the first time I used it, it made my heart pound so bad I could not use it, could I use a smaller mgs. of gabapentin. I have spinal stenosis, I have diabetes, my legs jumps all over, can't sleep because of it.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Betty! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems you experienced.

No, they are not the same. Lyrica contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, it is in the same class of medications, but different. Thus, it may work better for you.

The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, weight gain and dry mouth.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Awakened36 Says:
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Your dose isn't high enough for neuropathy. I have taken it for 11yrs and I'm on 800mg 3 times a day. Racing heart has never been an issue so you may want to keep an eye on that. My neuropathy is severe but you should be on atleast 600mg 3 times a day although idk what other medications you are taking. Was it a neurologist who perscribed it because I've found that they provide better treatment with doses that work. Most pcp are scared of what they don't understand and generally don't write what they think are high doses. I hope you figure it out, God Bless.

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Kat Says:
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My neurologist 700mg FOR restless legs worked by second nite.been a year more restless legs,and lessened the pain in my back from pinched nerves and stenosis.have you checked.your sugar ? Nothing in that should increase heart a heart patient who takes beta blockers too and can't even have caffeine and my cardiologist ok this for have no allergy to it,ask your.dr to.try again if he says ok.its a great med.good luck...only after asking your.doc.!

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Kim Says:
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No gabapentin is not a narcotic but Lyrica is. I found this out after I went to a 30 day rehab and they destroyed my Lyrica

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