Gabapentin

FDA Approved: * September 12, 2003
Pharm Company: * PUREPAC PHARM
Category: Anticonvulsant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Gabapentin Overview

Gabapentin, sold under the brand name Neurontin among others, is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat partial seizures, neuropathic pain, hot flashes, and restless legs syndrome.[5][6] It is recommended as one of a number of first-line medications for the treatment of neuropathic pain caused by diabetic neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, and central neuropathic pain.[7] About 15% of those given gabapentin for diabetic neuropathy or posthe...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabapentin

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Gabapentin for Restless Leg Syndrome

I was just given a prescription for gabapentin 300mg 90 minutes before bedtime. Can increase 300mg every night to a max of 1200. This increase is weekly. I have symptoms of restless leg syndrome but my problem is much more than RLS. I have heavy legs and problems with balance. I was on Requip with some help to the symptoms but developed compulsive gambling problem. Is anyone else in a similar situation or have any advice for me as to what to expect. I have had this problem for over 5 years. It started with just kinda stubbing your toe as I walked and progressed to turing to walk a certain direction and my upper body moved but my legs did not follow. Things like stepping up on a curb became something to think about and prepare for before I attempted it. My legs and ankles tire easily. Th...

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over the counter substitute for gabapentin

I am presently taking gabapentin and if I forget 1 tablet it is awful. I can't sleep and my legs ache and the next morning because of the lack of sleep I can not function. I am on this medicine for back pain and I do believe it helps.. I would like to get off this drug and maybe try something natural but not sure what is in this. I have read several horror stories that have concerned me on the withdrawal from this drug. Just looking for something that may be a natural substitute. Thank you so much.. By the way I am 68 years old and take 600 mg at bedtime.. ## Hello, Eloise! How are you? Unfortunately, there is no over the counter equivalent. Rather than missing tablets, if you have a smart phone, there are quite a few reminder apps available for free that you can set to go off, so t...

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Big Oval White Pill D 24 On One Side Nothing Other

I found this pill in my daughter's suitcase while visiting and nothing is on the label. Please help me. I can't find anything online to support the pills and let me know what it is. ## From what I'm finding, a tablet with this marking contains 600mgs of Gabapentin, which is an anticonvulsant that's also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and mood disorders. Learn more Gabapentin details here. Have you talked to her about it? ## The pill that you found in her suitcase is gabapentin which is a pain pill and nerve pill mixed which is used to treat certain types of nerve pain and mood disorders.. I hope this helps you ## You make it sound like it could be in the same category as certain narcotic pain pills such as OxyContin or percocet. Gabapentin is a NON-Narcotic me...

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Gabapentin and Sleep Apnea

Does Gabapentin enhance sleep apnea? ## Hi Mare - By "enhance", are you asking whether Gabapentin increases sleep apnea, or whether it helps to treat it? ## I meant increases. Thanks ## I found a research study on PubMed titled "Gabapentin acutely increases the apnea-hypopnea index in older men: data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study." You can read through what they say, but they ultimately concluded "gabapentin worsened sleep breathing acutely compared with placebo". Note that it was not a longer term clinical trial so more research is warranted. A longer version of the study is also published at: Hope this helps! ## Thanks Roy. I will check it out.

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how long does it take gabapentin to get out of your system

I was taking 300 mg neurontin. 1 in am, 1 at noon and 2 at bedtime. I was prescribed the med in May of 2013. Increased later when not helping with foot numbness. It has been almost 2 weeks since i tapered myself off of the drug and i still feel nausea in the am which affects my eating. Please advise how long it will take this med to be out of my system? Thank you. ## Hi Cindy, Sorry to hear about the nausea you've been experiencing lately. From what I've been researching, in most cases it usually ends up being around 2 to 5 days for this type of medication to clear your system. However because you've been taking it for about a year, I'd imagine your body could still probably use some time to get accustomed to not having it on a regular basis. One study I found mentioned ...

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Is the Gabapentin affecting my eyes?

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 ...

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ic gabapentin 300 mg bladder side effects

I take 100 ic gabapentin 3 times/day for sciatica. Now I find that my bladder leaks about once a week which is unnerving. Has this been reported as a side effect? ## Didn't give enough information about my bladder leakage. The leakage is small and occurs in my sleep. ## Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant that has also been proven to help with certain types of nerve pain. This is not listed among the normal side effects, which may include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and weight gain. You can read more on it here: Have you talked to your doctor about this? ## Have not talked to doctor about occasional bladder leakage while sleeping since starting Gabapentin. I would like to know if any other persons who take this drug have had this experience. Let me kinow. Thanks ## Having the same pr...

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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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gabapentin withdrawal after only a week on it at low dose

Hi. Please help. Was only gabapentin 200mg at nighttime for just over a week. Side effects were awful. Really bad dizzy spaced out feeling. Heart racing. Couldn't hack it anymore so dropped down to 100mg for 2 nights then stopped. So total dose nor more than 2500mg in 12 days. Well I'm now day 19 post and everyday is like Groundhog Day. Dizzy and spaced out with a heavy feeling in the head. Can't drive, focus much or even read. Writing this is a chore! Some tachycardia and anxiety but would imagine this may be more to do with the frustration than anything else but who knows? Sleep is more or less ok. Drs have no idea, including pain specialists. They just quote me he half life and say should be been out of my body after 7 hours!! Read a lot about magnesium and been using it ...

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Why can't you take gabapentin with suboxone

My doctor told me if you're on suboxene or subutex it's not a good idea to mix it with gabapentin. Why is this because I was taking gabapentin for 15 years ## Hello, Tessa! How are you? It is due to the depression of the central nervous system that can occur, when they are taken together, according to the FDA, it could result in respiratory distress, coma, respiratory failure, heart failure and possibly death. It is just best to avoid the combination, if other choices are available. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Why are you saying to one person it is ok to take gabapentine with suboxone and another that they shouldn't?? ## Hi Tessa some doctors are ok with it while some don't like doing it.my doctor said I could take gabapentine instead of my Lyrica with my ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Gabapentin
  • Capsule: 100mg, 300mg, 400mg, 800mg
  • Powder: 100%
  • Solution: 0, 0.0, 250mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 100mg, 300mg, 400mg, 600mg, 800mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 300mg, 600mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Gabapentin: (835 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-1039 Gabapentin 300 mg Oral Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-4443 Gabapentin 600 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-4444 Gabapentin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0143-3991 Gabapentin 100 mg Oral Capsule by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-3993 Gabapentin 300 mg Oral Capsule by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-3994 Gabapentin 400 mg Oral Capsule by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9992 Gabapentin 100 mg Oral Capsule by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9993 Gabapentin 300 mg Oral Capsule by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9994 Gabapentin 400 mg Oral Capsule by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0228-2636 Gabapentin 600 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2637 Gabapentin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2665 Gabapentin 100 mg Oral Capsule by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2666 Gabapentin 300 mg Oral Capsule by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2667 Gabapentin 400 mg Oral Capsule by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0378-5424 Gabapentin 600 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5425 Gabapentin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5426 Gabapentin 100 mg Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5427 Gabapentin 300 mg Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5428 Gabapentin 400 mg Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0440-5562 Gabapentin 600 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Liberty Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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