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.[4][5] 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.[6] About 15% of those given gabapentin for diabetic neuropathy or posthe...

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Gabapentin side effects (sleepy, feeling 'drunk' & memory loss)

Hey everyone. I've been taking Gabapentin for about 2 months now at 300mg 3x a day. I was prescribed it after having a tumor removed from my neck which resulted in nerve damage. They help with the pain for sure as it is at least manageable now where it wasn't before. But holy the side effects! I feel like I could fall asleep anywhere, anytime of the day. I also feel off balance all the time, almost like I feel 'drunk' to an extent. I'm also finding I'm dealing with memory loss. I have a hard time remembering what I did 20 mins ago! I guess my big question is, has anyone else dealt with side effects like this? Did they ever diminish over time? I'm going to see my surgeon in a couple weeks and thinking I may have to look at a different route but wanting some in...

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gabapentin

need to discuss with someone about the proper dosage of this med. ## There is really no set dosage for this, though you do need to start at a low dosage and gradually add more until you find the amount that works effectively for you. Most doctors will start with 100mgs taken 2 to 3 times a day, then go up to 300 and continue adding until they find what works for each patient. It would take a tremendous amount to OD on this, which is why so many doctors like to use it, they can take the dosage very high, without danger and it has very few side effects. Your best bet then, is to take your doctors advice on what you should be taking and how often. ## I just started gabapentin. My doctor told me to take 300 mg before bedtime for the first week and then move up to one every 12 hours and the ...

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Gabapentin

For the past 2 years I have been using a cpac machine to sleep but lately I will wake 5 or more times a night. My doctor prescribe medication for RLS, but did not work, now he has prescribed Gabapentin 300 mg to help me sleep. What I have been reading about the med. I can't find no where that it is for sleeping. ## 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 proble...

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gabepentin and memory loss

I took Lyrica for several years but quit taking it and switched to gabapentin which I took for several years. I took 300 mg x 3 daily and I have no short term memory and I can't think of the words I mean to say. I also took morphine and hydrocodone so I don't know which drug caused the memory loss. I now am off the opiates but take 100 mg gabapentin x2 daily for anxiety ## Both Lyrica and gabapentin are known for memory loss. Been on pain meds for years, but never had memory issues with them. Type in both Lyrica and gabapentin. You'll find you are far from alone. God bless. ## That is correct, Gabapentin is known to cause memory loss as a long-term side effect, according to pre-approval studies, and real world use reports. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, we...

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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 r 636

I'm just wondering the difference between the two, because when I was prescribed them I was given the 636 green ones, they worked fine for me no more headaches nothing, now they have given me the g31s and I'm sick again headaches, dizziness, you name it. And all the pharmacy says it's a different company that makes them but they are still the same pill.. No they are not.. I'm just tried of all this and don't know what to do... ## Yes you are so correct! The green actavis now teva tablets are the only efficient generics for gaba 600. Actavis period. The g 31 are made by glenmark out of the country and the actavis teva green r636 are the only green and working tablets. The rest are generic junk. I searched a full day before finding them for fill and they are always way...

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Gabapentin for Restless legs or Periodic Limb Movement Disor

Hello. I have PLMD, which is movement of the limbs all during the night and not going into a deep sleep. Results is that I am always fatigued and never feel rested. I researched drugs for this and this is why I started the 300 mg Gabapentin 2 nights ago. Anyone else on Gabapentin for this and, if so, have you noticed improvement? Night before least I slept okay but woke with horrid anxiety and just felt wiped out. I took it l last night and woke up too early, not feeling rested and took a clonopin. I think it may be increasing my anxiety issues? Anyone? ## This medication is actually an anticonvulsant that works in chemicals in the brain, so in some cases, it can cause mood disorders, such as anxiety, as a side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, and weight gain, as reported by the FD...

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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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Gabapentin makes me impaired and not in a good way

I was given gabapentin after a spinal injury that resulted in severe radiating pain down my legs. Thanks to a great physical therapist, and a lot of hard work, things are better now. Not perfect. But a lot better. I took the gabapentin for two days. The first day I felt fine (all things considered)... but the gabapentin didn't seem to have any real side effects. The second day, I honestly felt like I was on narcotics or something. I could barely move off the couch and, though I have never used heroin, I am very, very familiar with prescription opioids. I have never been that impaired in my life. It honestly scared me. No one else I know who has ever taken this medication has ever experienced anything like this. What gives? ## Hi Stephanie, sorry to hear about your experience with Ga...

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Weight Loss medication not working

I’ve been on phentermine 37.5 mg capsule & it not working at all. I was on it once before when my doctor put me on hormone replacement. I gained weight & it worked fine. I’m usually 5’6” & 120lbs. I have a painful back injury & neuroscopic surgery, epidural injections, etc. But nothing has helped my chronic pain. Anyhow, this time a doctor put me on Gabapentin & I gained 20 lbs in 2 months. YIKES! I’ve been on some kind of pain medication since 2001. I’ve done everything the doctors asked including keeping my weight down. Until this one doctor prescribed Gapapentin & all it did was make me fogbrained & gain weight. Now I’m trapped inside this body w/20 extra lbs & now my back & neck hurts more than ever. My pr...

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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: (808 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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