What is Tiagabine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Gabitril

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Tiagabine is an anticonvulsant used as an adjunctive (supplemental) therapy, with other antiepilepstic therapies, in adults and children, 12 years of age and older, in the treatment of partial seizures.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Epilepsy 9 4
Fibromyalgia 6 0
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 6 1
Generalized anxiety disorder 2 1
Mobility limited by distance 2 0
Stiffness/spasticity 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 2
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tiagabine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 2
Altered state of consciousness 1
Brain fog 1
Burning sensation in lips 1
Cognitive impairment 1
Dizziness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tiagabine

Dosage Patients
2 mg daily 1
12 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Tiagabine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 6
Did not seem to work 5
Expense 4
Side effects too severe 4
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 15 patients who've stopped taking Tiagabine

Duration

Currently taking Tiagabine

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Tiagabine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 4
< $25 4
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tiagabine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Topiramate (Topamax) 1

Patients stopped taking Tiagabine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Propranolol (Inderal) 1
Topiramate (Topamax) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Tiagabine.