Gabapentin is a structural analogue of the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) that was first approved for use in the United States in 1993. It was originally developed as a novel anti-epileptic for the treatment of certain types of seizures- today it is also widely used to treat neuropathic pain. Gabapentin has some stark advantages… Continue reading Gabapentin Dosage Forms
The Role of Gabapentin in Pain Management
Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant drug prescribed for seizures and nerve pain. People who develop physical dependence to gabapentin may experience withdrawal symptoms when they try to come off it. Withdrawal symptoms can begin within 12 hours to 7 days after quitting the medication and last up to 10 days. Symptoms of gabapentin withdrawal may include… Continue reading The Role of Gabapentin in Pain Management
Gabapentin is Used to Treat Restless Legs Syndrome
Gabapentin (Neurontin) is FDA approved to treat epilepsy and a type of nerve pain caused by shingles (postherpetic neuralgia). Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the part of the nervous system that causes an urge to move the legs. Because it usually interferes with sleep, it also is considered a sleep disorder. … Continue reading Gabapentin is Used to Treat Restless Legs Syndrome
Gabapentin is Used to Treat Nerve Pain
Gabapentin is used to help control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. This medicine cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to control seizures for as long as you continue to take it. Gabapentin is also used to manage a condition called postherpetic neuralgia, which is pain that occurs after shingles. Gabapentin works… Continue reading Gabapentin is Used to Treat Nerve Pain
What Ingredients Are in Gabapentin?
Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic drug, 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. Some inactive ingredients in the gabapentin tablets or capsules include: Lactose Talc Cornstarch Gelatin Colors such as FD&C blue no. 2, yellow iron oxide Titanium… Continue reading What Ingredients Are in Gabapentin?
Gabapentin is Used to Treat Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
What is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A common complication of diabetes mellitus in which nerves are damaged as a result of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels) Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant drug prescribed for seizures and nerve pain. People who develop physical dependence to gabapentin may experience withdrawal symptoms when they try to come off it. Withdrawal symptoms… Continue reading Gabapentin is Used to Treat Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
How is Gabapentin Supplied and Stored ?
NEURONTIN (gabapentin) capsules, tablets, and oral solution are supplied as follows: 100 mg capsules: White hard gelatin capsules printed with “PD” on the body and “Neurontin/100 mg” on the cap; available in: Bottles of 100: NDC 0071-0803-24 300 mg capsules: Yellow hard gelatin capsules printed with “PD” on the body and “Neurontin/300 mg” on the… Continue reading How is Gabapentin Supplied and Stored ?
Fioricet Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings
Acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine is also known as: Alagesic LQ, Anolor 300, Anoquan, Arcet, Dolmar, Esgic, Esgic-Plus, Ezol, Femcet, Fioricet, Fiorpap, Geone, Isocet, Margesic, Orbivan, Pharmagesic, Phrenilin Forte, Repan, Tenake, Tencet, Triad, Two-Dyne, Vanatol LQ, Vtol LQ, Zebutal Acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine Pregnancy Warnings Use is not recommended unless clearly needed US FDA… Continue reading Fioricet Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings
Pharmacist Tips for Fioricet
Fioricet is a combination medication containing butalbital, acetaminophen, and caffeine. It’s taken by mouth as needed, typically every 4 hours, to treat tension headaches. But it’s not a first-choice option because it can become habit-forming and can worsen headaches if taken too frequently. In addition, Fioricet can cause side effects, such as sleepiness and dizziness.… Continue reading Pharmacist Tips for Fioricet
Does Gabapentin Help Nerve Pain?
Gabapentin is approved to treat the type of nerve pain (neuralgia) that results from nerve damage. Gabapentin is used to treat neuralgia caused by a herpes zoster viral infection, also known as shingles. Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant medication used in the management of peripheral neuropathic pains, postherpetic neuralgia, and partial-onset seizures. This pain is called… Continue reading Does Gabapentin Help Nerve Pain?