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 names Neurontin among others, is a medication used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, hot flashes, and restless legs syndrome.[4][5] In epilepsy it may be used for those with partial seizures.[4] It is recommended as one of a number of first line medications for the treatment of neuropathic pain in diabetic neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, and central neuropathic pain.[6] A 2017 review of its use for diabetic neuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia found th...

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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 withdrawals
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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 w/ 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 itchi...
Updated 1 day ago.
 
Neurontin Made Me Feel Euphoric
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I was prescribed neurontin by my doctor. I only took 3 capsules of the 300mg capsules. It made me happy and giggly and I felt like I was floating. I didn't feel angry or as if I wanted to hurt someone as I normally feel daily. Why? ## Neurontin contains the active ingredient Gabapentin, which is actually an anticonvulsant, so it works on brain chemicals, this it can cause the effects you experienced in some people, which is why there are warnings that some people are more prone to abuse it. For this same reason, it is also sometimes used to treat mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder. Learn more: Are there any other questions or comments? ## Wow. That is quite a reaction for such a small dosage. I take 1200 mg, 3 times daily. Been taking it for neuropathy for 10 years. ## Can you...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
Sudden Withdrawal from Neurontin
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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 ...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
best generic brand of neurontin (gabapentin)
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My pharmacy has recently stopped carrying Actavis generic Neurontin 100 mg. They also said they "could not order Actavis for me". So, I ended up purchasing the Brand Neurontin. My insurance picked up some but it was still $$$. Now that I've tried the brand it seems to work better at neuropathic pain control. Just wondering in May 2015 if anyone in the USA has found a generic Neurontin that they really like or works for them? I live in a small area with very few pharmacy options other than 2 big box chains. The monopoly works to their advantage as they rarely ever will 'order' any generic a person asks for. You tend to have to take whatever they are pushing that month. Picking up a script is like playing "musical chairs", every month or two a pill is a differe...
Updated 20 days ago.
 
Is it OK to get flu shot while taking neurontin?
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I have been taking neurontin for 6 months as a result of shingles I had in May. I am taking 600 MG per day. Is it safe to get a flu shot? ## Is it safe to get a flu shot while taking 2100 mg. of neurontin a day? ## There are no issues that I am aware of, but you should always double check with the person administering the flu shot to be sure. It is always best to make sure they know all medications that you are currently taking. The FDA warns that the flu shot may cause soreness, redness, and swelling at the site of administration. Thus, it is best to rub it for the day, or two, to help prevent unabsorbed vaccine from building up in a bolus under the skin. Has anyone else been on this medication and had their flu shot?
Updated 21 days ago.
 
South Georgia Pain Management Still Open For Buisness
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Need a pain dr. in south Georgia ASAP. Needing a doctor that can prescribe sufficient amounts of pain medication so that I can function. I have a lot of back problems compounded by fibromyalgia and so on. ## It looks like law enforcement has been cracking down on the pill mills over there, so they may not be as generous as they might have been in the past: ajc.com/news/massive-pill-mill-raid-1227391.html n regards to finding a local pain doctor, I have listed below a couple websites specific to locating pain management doctors in a given area. All you have to do is input your city or zip code for narrowed results: {link removed because site no longer exists} Many of the results you find (in one or both of the links above) also list a phone number for that specific doctor; I'd consid...
Updated 22 days ago.
 
How long does neurontin/gabapentin stay good if they are in a medicine bottle sealed?
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I found a bottle of my gabapentin 600's in a bottle in the closet and I don't want to just pitch them if they're usable because I don't have insurance and they're expensive. What do you think? ## Hello, Lee! How are you? They should be disposed of if they are past the expiration date on the label. That is the longest period of time they be guaranteed to retain efficacy under normal storage conditions. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, weight changes and mood swings. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I found a bottle of gabapentin from 2014 would they still be good ## It would stil be good just mabe not as effective.Your right they are expensive. You can Google it. ## The efficiency will not be up to par. You should dispose of...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Withdrawals and stroke
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Had Spine surgery on7/21. Hadbeen taking 900 mgs daily for years. By 7/24 inadequate a hemorrhagic stroke. hospital simply overlooked my need for neuron I had alsobeeno high doses of OxyContin)medically supervised for 5 yrs. dr decided t Detox me day after surgery; hence I had no pain meds despiteextensive spine repair involving complete Lumbar spine. Pain iendured destroyed my faith ingod in themidst of this torture I realized I washaving nneurontin withdrWalsthat I believe causedthestroke. Is its possibility? Oo ## What other medications were you taking and what others were administered during the surgery and while hospitalized? It isn't likely that withdrawals from the Neurontin caused a stroke. Learn more Neurontin details here. Do you smoke? Do you take Aspirin on a regular bas...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Gabapentin / Withdrawal
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I have taken Gabapentin for over seven years for pain. I have Rhuematoid Arthritis. I recently read how Gabapentin can cause brain lapses and cause Alzheimer's symptoms. I have been experiencing forgetfulness. I want to be off of this drug and decided to quit. I was taking 1800 mgs daily and am down to taking 300 mgs daily. My withdrawal symptoms have been feeling like I am dying, terrible sweating, intense itching, nausea, stomach pain/diahrea, can't sleep, nightmares, headache. I am not giving in.... I want off of this. When these symptoms ease up (I pray they do) I will cut my pills in half and take only 150 mgs daily.... until gradually I have stopped. My Dr also over seven years ago put me on Cymbalta for pain.... I gradually stopped taking it a year ago.... I thought that ...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Dangerous Combination: Neurontin and Opiates
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One of the contraindications while taking Neurontin is using opiates such as Hydrocodone (Vicodin) and Oyxcodone (Percocet). The opiates potentiate the effect of Neurotin by 14%. With Morphine, it increases the effect of Neurotin by 44%. My husband was on Neurontin at 900 mg a day (taken in three doses). At that time, he was not taking much of his pain killer, Oxycodone (Percocet), maybe one 5mg dose a night. My husband was originally took Neurotin for shingles nerve pain. His doctor decided to increase his dose of Neurontin to 1800 mg per day (three equal doses). Before that time, my husband increased his Oxycodone to two 5mg tablets before bedtime and another 5mg tablet about four hours later. Upon the increase in Neurontin, my husband started to experience some adverse effects. These...
Updated 3 months ago.
 

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: (10 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

Other drugs which contain Gabapentin or a similar ingredient: (3 results)


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