Compare Neurontin vs. perphenazine
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Neurontin (gabapentin) is an old seizure disorder medicine that is now used to treat nerve-related pain caused by different conditions.
Trilafon (perphenazine) is a good medicine for schizophrenia, but it can make you gain weight.
- 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.
- Trilafon (perphenazine) can be much cheaper than other medicines.
- Trilafon (perphenazine) is less likely to cause heart problems or changes in blood pressure.
- 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.
- You're more likely to gain weight.
- You can be more sensitive to temperature changes.
- You're more likely to catch colds and flu.
- Oral solution
- Extended release
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- Suicidal thoughts or behavior
- Neurologic and psychiatric side effects (children)
- Children ages 3 to 12
- Serious allergic reaction and multiple organ problems
- Driving impairment
- Taking Neurontin (gabapentin) with alcohol
- Taking other medicines that cause dizziness and/or drowsiness
- Withdrawal seizures
- Stopping Neurontin (gabapentin) suddenly
- Higher risk of death
- People age 65 or older with dementia and psychosis
- Difficulty controlling movements
- Higher risk for falls
- Drinking alcohol or taking narcotics
- Higher risk of infection