Gabapentin for Migraine and Gabapentin for Migraine Dosage

Gabapentin is is an antiepileptic drug, prescribed as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures with and without secondary generalization in patients over 12 years of age with epilepsy. Neurontin is also indicated as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in pediatric patients age 3-12 years.. It is typically added to the… Continue reading Gabapentin for Migraine and Gabapentin for Migraine Dosage

Gabapentin Is widely Used for Menopausal Hot Flashes

Extended-release (ER) gabapentin (Serada, Depomed), an investigational nonhormonal drug, improves sleep and reduces hot flashes in menopausal women, according to a phase 3 clinical trial known as BREEZE 3. The results were presented here at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 23rd Annual Meeting. “Right now, if women don’t want to take hormones, and if over-the-counter products, acupuncture, and lifestyle… Continue reading Gabapentin Is widely Used for Menopausal Hot Flashes

Gabapentin for Chronic Neuropathic Pain and Fibromyalgia

This review is an update of a review published in 2011, itself a major update of previous reviews published in 2005 and 2000, investigating the effects of gabapentin in chronic neuropathic pain (pain due to nerve damage). Antiepileptic drugs are used to manage chronic neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia. OBJECTIVES: To assess the analgesic efficacy and… Continue reading Gabapentin for Chronic Neuropathic Pain and Fibromyalgia

Gabapentin and Tramadol Comparision

Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain. Gabapentin is used in adults to treat nerve pain caused by herpes virus or shingles (herpes zoster). The Horizant brand is also used to treat restless legs syndrome… Continue reading Gabapentin and Tramadol Comparision

Geriatric Use and Pediatric Use of Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain

The total number of patients treated with Neurontin in controlled clinical trials in patients with postherpetic neuralgia was 336, of which 102 (30%) were 65 to 74 years of age, and 168 (50%) were 75 years of age and older. Totally 80% Gabapentin patients are seniors. There was a larger treatment effect in patients 75… Continue reading Geriatric Use and Pediatric Use of Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain

How is Gabapentin Supplied ?

Neurontin (gabapentin) capsules, tablets, and oral solution are supplied as follows: 100 mg capsules White hard gelatin capsules printed with “PD” on one side and “Neurontin/100 mg” on the other; available in: Bottles of 100: NDC 0071-0803-24 300 mg capsules Yellow hard gelatin capsules printed with “PD” on one side and “Neurontin/300 mg” on the other; available… Continue reading How is Gabapentin Supplied ?

What is Gabapentin ? What is your Experience with Gabapentin?

What is Gabapentin and What is Gabapentin Used for ? Gabapentin is used with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It is also used to relieve nerve pain following shingles (a painful rash due to herpes zoster infection) in adults. Gabapentin is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. OTHER USES: This section contains… Continue reading What is Gabapentin ? What is your Experience with Gabapentin?

Gabapentin is not Suitable for Children under 6 Years of Age

Gabapentin is not suitable for children under 6 years of age but, if it has been prescribed for a child who is older than this, check the label carefully to make sure you are giving the correct dose. Gabapentin is FDA approved as an anti-convulsant for the treatment of Epilepsy and seizures resulting from other… Continue reading Gabapentin is not Suitable for Children under 6 Years of Age

Gabapentin is Used primarily to Treat Seizures and Neuropathic Pain

Gabapentin is used primarily to treat seizures and neuropathic pain. It is also commonly prescribed for many off-label uses, such as treatment of anxiety disrders, insomnia, and bipolar disorder. There are, however, concerns regarding the quality of the trials conducted and evidence for som such uses, especially in the case of its use as a… Continue reading Gabapentin is Used primarily to Treat Seizures and Neuropathic Pain

Gabapentin is as Effective as tramadol/acetaminophen Combination in the Treatment of painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Gabapentin is used to help control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. This medicine cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to control seizures for as long as you continue to take it. It is also a prescription only medicine used to treat epilepsy and neuropathic pain. Gabapentin is also used to manage… Continue reading Gabapentin is as Effective as tramadol/acetaminophen Combination in the Treatment of painful Diabetic Neuropathy