Gabapentin belongs to a class of drugs known as anticonvulsants, used to help control seizures in the treatment of epilepsy.
Neurontin will only be able to control seizures for as long as you take it. It can’t cure epilepsy. The following step after being diagnosed is to work with your doctor in choosing the best treatment options for you.
It is also used to control pain associated with shingles and has been evaluated for pain conditions, including migraine, as its pain-modulating properties may regulate the perception of pain. Anticonvulsant drugs, such as gabapentin, are becoming increasingly popular for migraine prevention.
Original uses (on-label)
Post-herpetic neuralgia, epilepsy.
Newly discovered uses (off-label)
You can also buy Neurontin to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD), alcohol withdrawal, chronic neuropathic pain, cocaine addiction, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, generalized anxiety disorder
, migraine prevention, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia
, trigeminal neuralgia.
Potential side effects
Drowsiness, dizziness, muscle incoordination, fatigue, fever, emotional lability, nausea, upset stomach, dry mouth, double vision, blurred vision.
Before you buying Neurontin online, please read the following information.
- Avoid abrupt discontinuation of therapy.
- Use with caution if you have renal impairment, or if you are elderly.
- Use with caution when operating heavy machinery or driving.
- Monitor for possible mood disturbances or psychological changes when using this drug in children.
Cimetidine may increase the levels of gabapentin. This drug may increase the levels of norethindrone if given concurrently. Caution use with other medications that may cause sedation (such as sedatives, alcohol).
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Pregnancy and breast-feeding cautions
FDA Pregnancy Risk Category C. Excretion in breast milk unknown. Nursing is not recommended.
Where can I buy Gabapentin without prescription?
Neurontin is a prescription drug that comes in 300 mg, 400 mg capsules.
It is available on prescription only as capsules for oral use, but the online pharmacy, will sell Neurontin without prescription.
You may be able to order Neurontin from them online and save the local pharmacy markup.
International and domestic studies that have evaluated Neurontin for migraine prevention suggest that it is effective. In a study of 63 patients with migraine (with or without aura), gabapentin significantly reduced migraine frequency and intensity among 30 patients who received it. In this study, adverse events were mild to moderate in severity.
Similarly, in a large study, 143 people with migraine received daily doses of Neurontin or placebo for 12 weeks. At the end of 12 weeks, the migraine rate had declined from 4.2 migraines before treatment to 2.7 migraines after treatment in those who received this drug. This decrease was significantly greater than the decrease from 4.1 migraines to 3.5 migraines among those who received placebo. Of the 56 gabapentin recipients, 46% had at least a 50% reduction in the four-week migraine rate. Drug-related adverse events (sleepiness and dizziness) led to drug withdrawal in 13% of patients in the gabapentin group compared with 7% in the placebo group. The researchers concluded that this medication is an effective and well-tolerated preventive for migraine.
What is Neurontin?
This drug is used to control seizures, possibly by slowing transmission of excitatory chemicals in the brain.
Brands & Classes
Neurontin, Gabin, Gabapin
Cyclohexanacetic acid derivative
Capsules - Oral 300 mg, 400 mg.
ADULT and CHILD >12 yr
PO 900 to 2400 mg/day given in 3 divided doses; start with 300 mg on day 1, 300 mg bid on day 2, and 300 mg tid on day 3.
Adjustment for renal dysfunction: CrCl >60 ml/min, daily dose 1200 mg; CrCl 30-60 ml/min, daily dose 600 mg; CrCl 15-30 ml/min, daily dose 300 mg; CrCl <15 ml/min, daily dose 150 mg; hemodialysis, 200-300 mg after dialysis.
Postherpetic neuralgia: PO 300 mg on day 1, 600 mg divided bid on day 2 and 900 mg divided tid on day 3 then titrate as needed for pain relief up to 1800 mg/day divided tid.
CHILD 3-12 yr
PO Initial 10-15 mg/kg/day in 3 divided doses, titrate to effective dose over 3 days; effective dose in children 5 yr and older is 25-35 mg/kg/day in 3 divided doses; effective dose in children 3-4 yr is 40 mg/kg/day in 3 divided doses; doses up to 50 mg/kg/day have been well tolerated.