Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neurology

Neurontin

(gabapentin)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neurology
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4.56Neurontin

Treats tingling and burning nerve pain.

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Our bottom line

Neurontin (Gabapentin) is an old seizure disorder medicine that's now used to treat nerve-related pain caused by different conditions.

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Upsides

  • 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.
People’s experience with Neurontin

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Downsides

  • Neurontin (Gabapentin) is likely to cause some side effects, including memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.
  • You can't skip or miss doses since suddenly stopping Neurontin (Gabapentin) can cause seizures. This is even more likely if you drink alcohol, so it might not be the best medication for heavy drinkers.
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Lowest price for 90 300mg capsules
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$12.05
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    $41.55
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    $12.05
    71% savings
How it works

Neurontin (Gabapentin) is an antiepileptic and nerve pain reliever. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it has a similar structure to GABA, a neurotransmitter that calms nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Oral solution

What to expect when you take Neurontin (gabapentin) for Partial Seizures

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Side effect rates for Neurontin (gabapentin)

921 From clinical trials of Neurontin / Epilepsy
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of muscle coordination
  • Fatigue
  • Involuntary eye movement
  • Tremor
  • Double vision
  • Inflammation inside the nose
  • Lazy eye, blurred vision
  • Muscle pain

Risks and Warnings for Neurontin (gabapentin)

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  • Neurontin (Gabapentin) may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior as early as one week after starting treatment. Watch for the start or worsening of depression, suicidal thoughts or behavior, or any unusual changes in mood or behavior. Report anything concerning to a doctor immediately.

Common concerns from people taking Neurontin (gabapentin)

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Alcohol
  • Give it time to work, but be prepped to feel like you're on an alcohol bender I still get the woozy, talkative, forgetful side effects and I've been on it over 2 months now!!
Food
  • Take the extended-release tablet with food.
Pain
  • Studies show it's most effective for nerve pain from diabetes, shingles, and fibromyalgia (a painful muscle condition).
  • Worked great for extreme burning foot pain at night. A wonder drug for me. 300 mg dosage at night.
  • A life saver for nerve pain after my stroke!
  • Used for nerve pain from prolapsed discs. Works well.. Horrible weight gain. 10 pounds in 2 weeks. Feel bloated all the time. Headaches were manageable. Some memory issues. Not bad. I'm on a low dose by request. To much and I felt like I couldn't get my thoughts together.
Sleep
  • Neurontin (Gabapentin) is likely to cause some side effects, including memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.
  • I take it for nerve pain in my feet caused by MS. It makes me drowsy so I only take it at night but it has helped. Can't say if it has made dizziness or drowsiness worse because virtually every MS drug has those side effects.
Weight
  • Weight gain due to slowing down nervous system transmission. I makes me very sleepy and experienced blackouts while driving. I didn't know where I am for a few seconds. so be aware.
  • Weight gain!
  • I wish I'd known that I would gain so much weight, and that even consistent dieting and regular exercise doesn't help me lose much. The price is right----my doctor has tried to switch me to cymbalta because of wt. gain, but it's $$$$$$$$$$