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(also known as Gabapentin)
Gabapentin was initially synthesized to mimic the structure of GABA for the treatment of epilepsy. Nowadays, gabapentin has been widely used as a medication to relieve pain, especially neuropathic pain. more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 65% (6936 Members) find Neurontin helpful

Neurontin Reviews

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Great, but at higher doses i have developed a tremor in my hands : (
It helps a lot as well as with my pain from Fibromyalgia and other medical conditions
Working / Worked
helps somewhat.
Working / Worked
Doing Good
Working / Worked
this worked for my neuropathic pain for quite a while but then stopped
yes and no
Working / Worked
Works moderately well. Helps me sleep at night if used in combo with other meds. Script varies based upon pain level.

Makes me sleepy.
Working / Worked
Currently taking 600 mg, 3 times a day. I have no side effects. Works well for me in conjunction with Zanaflex.
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has helped me wake up feeling rested. still have pain, but believe it would be worse without it.
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I enjoy Gralise the extended release version of this medication. It has helped the nerve pain in my feet a great deal. I do notice my hands get red more often, I don't sleep as well compared to Lyrica. I have some taste loss (as I did with Lyrica).
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  1. Discussion: Neurontin (Gabapentin)
    Anybody take Neurontin (Gabapentin) and gotten dizzy and/or light headed? I took one of my mom's bc her and someone else said it might help with my ag... [More]
  2. Discussion: neurontin/gabapentin
    I took one dose of Neurontin , at bed time . I spent the entire night with my body doing weird swimming motions and agitation. Anything is a possib... [More]
  3. Discussion: neurontin/gabapentin
    Wow... I believe I just observed a serious side effect of withdrawal from neurontin... on someone else.... this person seemed high as a kite! But I r... [More]
  4. Advice: Neurontin (gabapentin)
    Yes, I have tried Neurontin/gabapentin a couple of times. Most recently, a year ago, when nerve pain began to take over. I had a paradoxical side ef... [More]
  5. Advice: Neurontin (gabapentin)
    Hi Sorcha, My experience with neurontin as a pain reliever is for nerve pain. I used it for a very painful bout of shingles and had a friend who used... [More]