262 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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Dec 18, 2009 (Started Jul 11, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body ache)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had lost 40 lbs within a year and had had no dosage change on this rx, so asked the Dr about it. He has had me to gradually decrease my dosage from 600mg in the am to 400 in am, and 900mg in pm to 500 mg in pm. If you do this, do it 100mg at a time. I tried to do it all at once, and my nervous system reaction wasn't pleasant at all. On the upside, I've lost another 8 lbs!!!
Side effects: weight gain, constipation

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Dec 12, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

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Nov 18, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Seizure-free. Try different meds until you find a treatment that works for you. Gabapentin is processed through your system and not in your liver, so it's less toxic. Expensive without insurance. Generic not as effective. Don't care to hear how equal generics are, because they aren't. Period. They are a lessor researched medicine designed to make profits for drug companies.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

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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: 300 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

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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: 900 mg Daily

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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: 1800 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

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