Compare Horizant vs. Neurontin
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Horizant (Gabapentin Enacarbil) is a good way to treat pain since it can be used with other pain medications and it's not addictive. You'll need to stop drinking alcohol and it can be somewhat expensive.
Neurontin (gabapentin) is an old seizure disorder medicine that is now used to treat nerve-related pain caused by different conditions.
- Not habit-forming or addictive.
- Can be used with other pain medications.
- Only has to be taken once or twice a day.
- Originally used to treat epilepsy (partial seizures), but now it primarily treats neuropathic pain that's caused by nerve stimulation or damage.
- Studies show it's most effective for nerve pain from diabetes, shingles, and fibromyalgia (a painful muscle condition).
- It's available as a generic, so it's less expensive than similar medications.
- Need to avoid alcohol while on Horizant (Gabapentin Enacarbil).
- Has to be taken with food.
- If you want to stop taking this medication, you need to talk to your doctor first since stopping it cold turkey can cause seizures.
- Not available as a generic.
- Neurontin (gabapentin) can cause some side effects, including memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion. There is a higher risk for these side effects if you drink alcohol, so it might not be the best medication for heavy drinkers.
- You can't skip or miss doses since suddenly stopping Neurontin (gabapentin) can cause seizures.
- Oral solution
- Extended release
Stopping Horizant (Gabapentin Enacarbil) suddenly
- Neurologic and psychiatric side effects (children)
Children ages 3 to 12
- Driving impairment
Taking Neurontin (gabapentin) with alcohol
...and 1 more risk factors
- Withdrawal seizures
Stopping Neurontin (gabapentin) suddenly