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