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

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

Common, Major and Minor Side Effects of Gabapentin

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: More common Clumsiness or unsteadiness continuous, uncontrolled, back-and-forth, or rolling eye movements… Continue reading Common, Major and Minor Side Effects of Gabapentin

How Are Depression and Erectile Dysfunction related?

For some men, depression can accompany the condition of erectile dysfunction (ED). It is common for men with ED to feel angry, frustrated, sad, unsure of themselves, or even less “manly.” Such feelings may lead to a lack of self-esteem and, in severe cases, to depression. Depression that accompanies ED is treatable. The first step… Continue reading How Are Depression and Erectile Dysfunction related?

The List of Prescription Drugs That May Cause Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common side effect of a number of prescription drugs. While these medications may treat a disease or condition, in doing so they can affect a man’s hormones, nerves or blood circulation. The result may be ED or an increase in the risk of ED. If you have ED and think… Continue reading The List of Prescription Drugs That May Cause Erectile Dysfunction