Neurontin

Active Ingredient(s): Gabapentin
FDA Approved: * December 30, 1993
Pharm Company: * PFIZER PHARMS
Category: Anticonvulsant

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



Neurontin 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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How long does it take Neurontin to get out of your system?

I have been prescribed Neurontin and would like to know how long does it take to come out of your system? It is causing too many problems for me. Can you stop suddenly or do you have to ween your self from them?? ## Hi, Sweet Pea! Sorry about the problems that it's causing you. What types of symptoms have you been experiencing? How long have you been taking it? If you've been on it for awhile, at a high dose, suddenly stopping it could cause a risk of seizures, since it's an anticonvulsant. It is generally best to taper off of these types of medications. Have you discussed it with your doctor? ## I'm not on gabapentin anymore. I took one 300 mg 3 months ago that my Dr told me to take for my nerve pain and m.s. But I took a drug panel on July 15th. And today is August 1st...

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White pill S G 1 78

These pills are white, oblong and are scored like gabapentin are. On one side they have a S G and on the other is a 1 78. Are these gabapentin / neurontin? ## Hello, Gabby! How are you? Yes, this tablet is manufactured by ScieGen Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 800mgs of Gabapentin (NDC 50228-0178). The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, dry mouth, and weight gain. However, there are many oval, white tablets that are scored, so please don't assume that they all contain Gabapentin. Inactive Ingredients: - Poloxamer 407 - Mannitol - Magnesium Stearate - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (Type H) - Talc - Copovidone K25-31 - Crospovidone - Silicon Dioxide - Hypromelloses - Titanium Dioxide - Polyethylene Glycol ## Are...

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Does Neurontin Affect MRI Results

I just started taking 900mg Neurontin 3 times daily for nerve pain in neck. I am due to have an MRI to see if there is nerve damage, will taking this med change the reading of the MRI? ## I haven't found any warnings that you shouldn't take it when having one, so I have to assume it doesn't. Learn more Neurontin details here. You may want to check with your doctor to be certain, but usually they will warn you, when you need to stop taking any certain medication before a test. Are there any other questions or comments? ## Does it effect your MRI Results ?

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NEURONTIN FOR DIABETIC NEUROPATHY

I have diabetes and neuropathy with severe pain in my hands, feet, and legs. My doctor has prescribed Neurontin for me for the last 2 years and says it will take away the pain I am having. He has also prescribed hydrocodone for the pain. When I am out of hydrocodone the neurontin does not take away any of the pain I am having. But my doctor insists that it will. Should I keep taking it or should I stop. It seems like it does not do anything for me. Thank You Very Much DONALD BURKS ## Hi Domald Burks, how much do you take a day? This is important as long term use of gabapentin can be difficult to stop taking especially at higher doses. You are diabetic, are you on a magnesium restricted diet? If not you could supplement your diet with magnesium rich foods or take a magnesium supplement. ...

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just started neurontin

II am a diabetic and having some neuopathy in my legs. After reading the comments I may have to think twice about taking. I sing and surely dont need a voice change. getting ready to make a cd project ! Someone told me that it can cause you to have suicide thoughts and i dont need that. Seems we take for one problem and creates another. linda f. ## I have been diagnosed with a nerve root compression at L5. My Pain Dr prescribed liqid nuerontin first 6mls a day for 3 days, then that amount twice a day for 3 days, then that amount 3 times a day from that point on. After I have read some about it I am almost afraid of takeing it. Is it safe for a 62 year old man. I am currently on Methadone 60 mg a day and some other medications. I was in a severe car accident when I was around 20 and have...

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nerve pain

I recently had transposition of ulnar nerve, about a month ago. I am in horrible, chronic pain. Neurontin does not seem to be working. My pain management dr mentioned Topamax. How do I deal with this constant nerve pain. It is in my left hand, little finger and ring finger. ## I am very sorry about what you're dealing with, nerve pain is terrible. What is your current dose of Neurontin? You might do better with the Topomax, if your doctor thinks you should try it. It does work well for many people. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, alopecia, anemia, and anorexia. Are you on any other medications?

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What Does Neurontin Do And Is It For

my sister is prescribed this and she is nodding out and stuff but she is also taking Clonazepam 1.0 mg i need details to give her about the drug that is negative to make her stop taking it plus what does a long term of pill taking do to u plz help... ## It is the Clonazepam that is making her nod off. This is a highly used anti-anxiety drug and will make an elephant sleepy - even on a low dose. ## Neurontin is used to help prevent seizures, and to treat certain types of nerve pain. Its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, mood changes, and weight changes. Both it, and the Clonazepam could be causing her to nod off, depending on the dosages she is taking. Taking them together could even worsen the side effects experienced. How long has she been taking them, and how muc...

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93/39 Orange Capsule

Can you tell me what this pill is that I found. It is an orange capsule 3/4 long with the numbers 93 and 39 below the 93 on it. ## i found a bright orange capsule with the numbers 93 39 on it. what is it and what is it used for? ## Pill is Neurontin(gabapentin) It is used for seizures or also a mood stabelizer (depression) ## That is correct, to add more specifics, it contains 300mgs of Gabapentin. NDC: 00093-1039 It is also used to treat some types of nerve pain. Inactive ingredients may include: Corn starch Fd&c Red No. 3 Fd&c Yellow No. 6 Gelatin Shellac Talc Titanium Dioxide Soybean Lecithin Povidone Propylene Glycol Sodium Hydroxide Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, odd dreaming, and drowsiness. My doctor advises me to take it at bedtime, since...

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Sudden Withdrawal from Neurontin

I have been taking 600 mg of Neurontin 4x a day for about 2 years and recentlty ran out of this medication due to excrutiating slow service from mandatory mail order RX company.... I was extremely agitated during this time (approx. 5 days), nervous, stressed out, etc. Has anyone else had these symptons as a result of sudden withdrawal from Neurontin? I can't understand why this happened, I felt so scared and lousy for that time. Is this a known reaction for this med? I haven't been able to find an answer. I take it for relief from carpel tunnel syndrom. Thanks ## Almost any med, or substance, even you morning coffee, will cause some withdrawal symptoms when you have been used to having it in your body for awhile, and suddenly stop taking it. Did it ease when you finally started ...

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Gabapentin withdrawals

I'm being taken off of Neurontin/Gabapentin after seven years. I'm now crying, anxious, and itching all over! I have tried antihistamines and cortisone creams but with no relief. ## yes this is normal I went through the same thing. I was on 3600 for eight years. I weaned off very slowly. I started weening off in 2008. I am now down to 400mg and go down about 100 a week. Its so awful ## These types of problems are normal from a sudden withdrawal of any medication that affects brain chemicals, which is exactly what Gabapentin does, since it was initially discovered as an anticonvulsant. Unfortunately, since you were on it for so long, it is probably going to take several weeks for these effects to wear off, though they should gradually improve and lessen in severity. As to the itc...

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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 Neurontin: (12 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0071-0401 Neurontin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-0513 Neurontin 600 mg Oral Tablet by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-0803 Neurontin 100 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-0805 Neurontin 300 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-0806 Neurontin 400 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-2012 Neurontin 250 mg/5ml Oral Solution by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 16590-870 Neurontin 400 mg Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 52125-077 Neurontin 300 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 55154-2415 Neurontin 300 mg Oral Capsule by Cardinal Health
  • 61919-563 Neurontin 600 mg Oral Tablet by Direct Rx
  • 70518-1382 Neurontin 100 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 70518-1405 Neurontin 300 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.

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