259 patient evaluations for Gabapentin

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Aug 18, 2008 (Started Jan 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Aug 18, 2008 (Started Jul 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: don't forget to take it just becasue no more pain does not mean you can do without
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 1, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Vision)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Severe (loss of spatial thinking, word fishing, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If it works when you first take it, fine. If you have to stop for whatever reason don't try to go back to it without using extreme caution. I was lucky I was at home and not driving when I had the problems with this medication.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: loss of spatial thinking, word fishing, weight gain

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Dec 7, 2007 (Started Jul 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (sedation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sedation

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Jul 31, 2007 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    None (for numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Severe (mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: Flush it!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mood swings, mood swings

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Jul 1, 2007 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: Doctor was trying to find what would work best for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 9, 2007 (Started May 11, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Excessive Weight Gain

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Apr 30, 2003 (Started Feb 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mood swings, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take as prescribed and if you need to discontinue this medication, make sure you wean yourself off of this drug. Abrupt halt of the medication can cause very severe side effects, including seizures.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: increased appetite, mood swings

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Jul 1, 1993 (Started Jul 01, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Took this for pain and muscle spasms from degenerated cervical vertebrae. Did not help at all.

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