23 patient evaluations for Gabapentin taken for the purpose of 'pain' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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May 29, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4800 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 26, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Probably cuts 85% of nerve pain. Would rather not continue to take this as it is an epilepsy drug and am wondering what it is doing to my brain. New York is on the Opiod bandwagon and all doctors are afraid of prescribing anything other than hydrocodone. I would rather take Percocet and cut 95% of all my nerve pain and not take this anymore.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 28, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 22, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 29, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 10, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Probably cuts 85% of nerve pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Oct 11, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: n/a
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 25, 2013 (Started Sep 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess, mood swings, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2700 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helps pain from burning and tingling
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess, fatigue, mood swings

Oct 8, 2009 (Started Sep 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess, mood swings, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess, fatigue, mood swings

Jan 4, 2009 (Started Sep 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess, mood swings, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess, fatigue, mood swings

Nov 25, 2008 (Started Sep 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: helps pain
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess, fatigue, mood swings

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg All the time (24/7)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 19, 2012 (Started Dec 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 6, 2011 (Started Feb 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: very sleepy all the time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (whole body shaking, muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I get toxic on even a slightly higher dose than I regularly take. I take it less for seizures than for headache pain (chronic headaches). It helps some, but not enough. My dose varies from day to day to keep it from going too high, so it's a little tricky to remember what to take on what day. I take over twenty prescriptions; adding one more alone didn't cause a problem, but it was disheartening to need one more drug. As for what it does for seizures, I don't actually know. I'm still having simple ones, and my grand mals had already been controlled, so I'd have to say it's not making a big difference.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle twitching (fasciculations), whole body shaking

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 12, 2010 (Started Aug 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: forgetfulness

Aug 29, 2010 (Started Aug 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: forgetfulness

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 12, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (gum dysplasia)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been having problems with my gums & teeth hurting and when I looked up side effects on the internet among the listed was the receeding gum lines caused by anti-siezure meds.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: gum dysplasia

Jun 30, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (gum dysplasia)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The only thing that concerned me is that my gums started receeding and when I looked up causes for that I saw that anti-siezure meds may cause that. When I stopped taking it the burning and pain did not return so I have only been taking it as I need it which is very seldom.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: gum dysplasia

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2010 (Started Oct 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It worked very well for me until my Fibromyalgia got worse and I noticed more stiffness in the morning. My doctor switched me to Lyrica 50mg to start out with.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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