Gabapentin


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Hot feet, Not diabetis


My doctor perscribed Gabapentin 100-3x a day for my hot feet .I was tested and don't have anything shown.No diabetis nerve problems. He said their is no reason or cure for this. My medication makes me verey tired and loss of energy.I was also give...
by DonAnthony in Atlantic City,New Jersey, 08/24/2006

Effects of Gabapentin


Dear sir , Today i visited my surgeon in watford because of my post hernia surgery . he advised me that i have trapped nerve in groin area where hernia repair had been performed. As he prescribed me GABAPENTIN . 300 mg to be taken one per day. As i...
by yogeshdesai in london, 02/07/2006

Gabapentin
Gabapentin (Neurontin)
Gabapentin
( gab-ah- PEN-tin)
Pregnancy Category: C Neurontin (Rx)

Classification: Anticonvulsant

See Also: See also Anticonvulsants .

Action/Kinetics: Anticonvulsant mechanism is not known. Food has no effect on the rate and extent of absorption; however, as the dose increases, the bioavailability decreases. t 1/2: 5-7 hr. Excreted unchanged through the urine.

Uses: In adults as an adjunct in the treatment of partial seizures with and without secondary generalization. Investigational: Control pain in diabetic neuropathy and shingles.

Special Concerns: Use during lactation only if benefits outweigh risks. Plasma clearance is reduced in geriatric clients and in those with impaired renal function. Safety and efficacy have not been determined in children less than 12 years of age.

Side Effects: Side effects listed are those with an incidence of 0.1% or greater.
CNS: Most commonly: somnolence, ataxia, dizziness, and fatigue. Also, nystagmus, tremor, nervousness, dysarthria, amnesia, depression, abnormal thinking, twitching, abnormal coordination, headache, convulsions (including the possibility of precipitation of status epilepticus) confusion, insomnia, emotional lability, vertigo, hyperkinesia, paresthesia, decreased/increased/absent reflexes, anxiety, hostility, CNS tumors, syncope, abnormal dreaming, aphasia, hypesthesia, intracranial hemorrhage hypotonia, dysesthesia, paresis, dystonia, hemiplegia, facial paralysis, stupor, cerebellar dysfunction, positive Babinski sign, decreased position sense, subdural hematoma, apathy, hallucinations, decreased or loss of libido, agitation depersonalization, euphoria, ``doped-up'' sensation, suicidal tendencies psychoses. GI: Most commonly: N&V. Also, dyspepsia, dry mouth and throat, constipation, dental abnormalities, increased appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea, anorexia, flatulence, gingivitis, glossitis, gum hemorrhage, thirst, stomatitis, taste loss, unusual taste, increased salivation, gastroenteritis, hemorrhoids, bloody stools, fecal incontinence, hepatomegaly. CV: Hypertension, vasodilation, hypotension, angina pectoris, peripheral vascular disorder, palpitation, tachycardia, migraine, murmur. Musculoskeletal: Myalgia, fracture, tendinitis, arthritis, joint stiffness or swelling, positive Romberg test. Respiratory: Rhinitis, pharyngitis, coughing, pneumonia, epistaxis, dyspnea, apnea. Dermatologic: Pruritus, abrasion, rash, acne, alopecia, eczema, dry skin, increased sweating, urticaria, hirsutism, seborrhea, cyst, herpes simplex. Body as a whole: Weight increase, back pain, peripheral edema, asthenia, facial edema, allergy, weight decrease, chills. GU: Hematuria, dysuria, frequent urination, cystitis, urinary retention, urinary incontinence, vaginal hemorrhage, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, breast cancer, inability to climax, abnormal ejaculation, impotence. Hematologic: Leukopenia, decreased WBCs, purpura, anemia, thrombocytopenia, lymphadenopathy. Ophthalmologic: Diplopia, amblyopia, abnormal vision, cataract, conjunctivitis, dry eyes, eye pain, visual field defect, photophobia, bilateral or unilateral ptosis, eye hemorrhage, hordeolum, eye twitching. Otic: Hearing loss, earache, tinnitus, inner ear infection, otitis, ear fullness.

Laboratory Test Alterations: False + reading with Ames N-Multistix SG dipstick test for urinary protein.

Overdose Management: Symptoms: Double vision, slurred speech, drowsiness, lethargy, diarrhea. Treatment: Hemodialysis.

Drug Interactions: Antacids / Bioavailability of gabapentin Cimetidine / Renal excretion of gabapentin

How Supplied: Capsule: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg; Tablet

Dosage
?Capsules Anticonvulsant.
Adults: Dose range of 900-1,800 mg/day in three divided doses. Titration to an effective dose can begin on day 1 with 300 mg followed by 300 mg b.i.d. on day 2 and 300 mg t.i.d. on day 3. If necessary, the dose may be increased to 300-400 mg t.i.d., up to 1,800 mg/day. In clients with a C CR of 30-60 mL/min, the dose is 300 mg b.i.d.; if the C CR is 15-30 mL/min, the dose is 300 mg/day; if the C CR is less than 15 mL/min, the dose is 300 mg every other day.

Gabapentin Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.5***~

 

(based on 4 reviews)

Effectiveness:

***

Ease of Use:

****

Overall Satisfaction:

***

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Reviews

Gabapentin
2.5

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: **

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Liju, Liju - 01/13/2014

thank you menopause blog for our cuntinoed information about this subject. I am looking forward to your upcoming posts on Vaginal dryness. The menopause issue seems to be always changing and new information available as more and more attention is paid to the wellness of post menopausal women. Thank you so much for your informative and intellectual blog posts.willa

Gabapentin
2.5

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Bill, Oxford Alabama - 10/09/2009

I have neuropathic pain caused by having too many surgeries on my back, and my doctor prescribed me this instead of narcotics, which actually work much better. I know there are problems with people using – and abusing—narcotics, as well as the bad side effects that come with them, and I respect that, but Gabapentin is not working to control my pain like the other medications normally do. I started at 900 mg, and now my doctor has upped the dosage to 1800 mg with no relief. I’m tired all the time, too, which isn’t like me at all. If this doesn’t start working soon, I’m not taking it any longer.

Gabapentin
5.0

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****

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Jessica Kelley, middle east - 12/19/2009

With this drug I am experiencing no side effects and often get a restful nights sleep and feel more relaxed in the morning that I have ever felt.