257 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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Nov 11, 2009 (Started Jul 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (extreme sedation, mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med makes you feel disconnected from the world for the 1st 3 weeks then you start to adapt, I took 1 1oo in the am and 3 at night, seemed to allow me to sleep off the worst of the side effects the med did relieved 85% of the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: extreme sedation, mood swings, mood swings

Aug 1, 2008 (Started Jul 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (extreme sedation, mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: extreme sedation, mood swings, mood swings

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Nov 10, 2009 (Started Feb 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for MS hug (tight chest or torso))
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't forget to take this your doses. Missing a days worth of medication reminded me that it is working, as it was very painful the next morning when I woke up.
Side effects: increased appetite, weight gain

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Nov 6, 2009 (Started Sep 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this medicine along with bupropion and PROBIOTICS as a triligy, has completely changed my life!! i've been pain free since 9/11/09!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 22, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Great for nerve pain ` instead of increasing more we added Lyrica to my dose. GREAT
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 21, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 19, 2009 (Started Apr 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 6, 2009 (Started May 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: can't tell the difference still when on methadone I felt pain relief.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 4, 2009 (Started May 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 25, 2008 (Started May 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: can't tell the difference since I got out of the Hospital
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 20, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for whole body ache)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: it is better than Lyrica for me and NO side effects. I didn't loose weight but i didn't gain any either.....like Lyrica, did to me.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: My neurologist prescribed Neurontin as a 'long shot' at helping eliminate pain in my back/groin from a herniated disk injury in 1963. He also had hopes it might help me sleep at night. After I reached the maximum dosage of 900 mg /day, there ws no discernible improvement in either one of these. So we decided to stop taking it. It is not a drug which one stops taking 'cold turkey'. So I have been tapering off, planning to eliminate it entirely.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 14, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 9, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med was lightly recommended to me by my neurologist. It was thought it might help with a pain I was having. I was also having physical therapy at the same time to also help my pain. Since neither the medication NOR the PT gave me any relief, I decided on my own NOT to waste any more money chasing this line of thinking.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It simply did not work.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 12, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: generice form available
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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