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 primarily used to treat partial seizures and neuropathic pain.[5][6] It is a first-line medication for the treatment of neuropathic pain caused by diabetic neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, and central pain.[7] It is moderately effective: about 30-40% of those given gabapentin for diabetic neuropathy or postherpetic neuralgia have a meaningful benefit...

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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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substitute for gabapentin

Can anyone recommend a substitute for gabapentin? It is prescribed by my doctor to reduce pain. ## I am on 300 gms gaberpintin what else can i take to help me sleep stop muscle pain in the hands and calf thank you Stephen Burgess ## Gabapentin is a anticonvulsant that is also used to help treat/prevent nerve pain. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, and mood changes. There are other similar medications available, but they all require a prescription, so there is nothing equivalent available over the counter. Why do you want to stop taking it? ## I know we talk about alotvof drugs on here but diclofenic uk.nane took away my wrist and back pain I was amazed as I didn't think it would be of any use.brilliant at taking my arthritic wrist pain...

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Chronic leg pain and weaknesses after reducing Gabapentin dose

Hello, I was on 300 mgs of Gabapentin for 1 year. I reduced it to 100 mgs 1 month ago. My legs and knees are constantly riddled with rheumatic pain, also my leg muscles are getting weak to the extent it's affecting my walking. Could the Gabapentin be causing this? I have bulging discs and nerve compression in the neck. ## It's hard to say, it could be due to lowering the Gabapentin too fast, or it could be due to further degeneration of your condition. The FDA reports that Gapentin can cause these issues as side effects, as well as withdrawal effects, you may also experience nausea, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and weight changes. Ref: Medline Plus Gabapentin Have you informed your doctor? They would be the best person to help you discover what is going on, and why. ## Tha...

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Gabapentin toothache

Will gabapentin work for a severe toothache? I have gabapentin and it says it's for nerve pain but it doesn't list tooth pain. I know I have an exposed nerve. The pain is excruciating. Please help. ## Take Ibuprofen 800 mg every 4 hours non stop for 24 hours.. it will eventually stop the pain from being as bad also gel caps are better ## I have been taking Gabapentin 300mg for a while and decided to stop because of the side effects. I was having difficulties with breathing and sleeping. My blood pressure has also been higher than normal. I guess that everyone is different and it affects everyone differently. My wife also takes 300mg, two tablets 3x daily and she's been having great results. Like I said, everything affects everyone differently and as long as you pay attention...

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Gabapentin increased appetite

Recently given this medicine and no exaggeration: Within 20 minutes a ate a 450 cal Boston Market TV dinner, ANOTHER in 15 minutes and two White Castle sliders next. I’ve NEVER hit a refrigerator like a Tasmanian Devil before. If there was more food, I’d have eaten it. Oh yeah, there we’re some mozzarella lunch cheese snack, killed those too! EASILY consumed 1,300 calories in LESS than an hour! While the med IS helpful, THAT’S truth! ## Gabapentin has been known to do that to some people, unfortunately. Most medications in this class, that were originally used to treat seizures, carry a warning about possible weight gain. I tried it, for awhile, but it really didn't help my pain, at all, and it was causing a lot of side effects, so I tapered off of it. Ref: M...

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Gabapentin Drug Side Effects and Information

## Has anyone had any problems with taking this drug? I was given the drug for restless legs. ## I take 300mg. and have memory loss, tiredness so bad I'm not sure I want to continue taking it.The doc. wants me to try another drug to give me some umph. Not to sure about that. ## Things to consider - how long have you taken the medication, what exactly do you take it for, what other medications do you take (prescriptiion & OTC). A drug's side effects may diminish or vanish completely over time. A person's age may enter into the overall picture and,as always, a second opinion never hurt. ## Since taking it I have been getting a lot of colds/bronchitis duet to low energy and high white cell count. ## I have been taking it for 2 months and the effects are not getting any bett...

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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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Is a Green Oval Pill R 636 a Lorcet?

What is a light green oval pill with the imprint R 636? Is it Lorcet? ## The pill being described is Gabapentin 600 mg (NDC 0228-2636). Gabapentin was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and is also prescribed to relieve neuropathic pain. Inactive Ingredients: - Calcium Stearate - Crospovidone - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose - Polyethylene Glycols - Titanium Dioxide - Ferric Oxide Yellow - FD&C Blue No. 2 - Hypromelloses Ref: DailyMed ## I have this tablet. Will it help with a tooth ache? ## Probably not as well as other types of pain medication such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.

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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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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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Which gelatin is used for Gabapentin capsules?

I would like to know if the gelatin used on 100 mg gabapentin capsules are bovine (beef) or pork? Is it possible to find this out? ## Does bovine make the shell of gabapentin? ## I need to know is gabapentin capsules are made pork or vegetable gelatin ## Is the gelatin in gabapentin pork or beef? ## Is the capsule made with pork or beef or vegan? ## There appear to be multiple manufacturers of Gabapentin capsules. Each one may use a different set of inactive ingredients. Please share either the NDC code (preferred if possible), Manufacturer Name, or any other specific details about your capsules (such as color, letter or numbers on them). ## It is made from animal. I am highly allergic and had to order vegetable based capsules off Amazon and manually dump the med from one to the next. I...

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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: (946 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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