What is Gralise?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Gabapentin

Gralise is a once-daily, extended release version of gabapentin that is used to treat the pain associated with shingles infection, known as postherpetic neuralgia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 20 9
Fibromyalgia 15 5
Pain 8 3
Extremities Tingling 2 3
Peripheral Neuropathy 2 0
Allodynia 1 1

Show all 20 reasons taken


  • 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 1
Mild 4
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gralise

Side effect Patients
Balance problems 2
Nausea 2
Weight gain 2
Brain fog 1
Constant brain fog 1
Dizziness 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Gralise

Dosage Patients
300 mg daily 2
600 mg twice daily 2
1,800 mg daily 2
900 mg daily 1
900 tablet(s) daily 1
1,200 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Gralise

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who’ve stopped taking Gralise

Duration

Currently taking Gralise

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Gralise

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 5
< $25 1
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Gralise after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 2
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 1

Patients stopped taking Gralise and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Doxepin (Sinequan) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Gralise

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Ladywolf319
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32
Condition: CRPS II 29 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Severe
I am: vb
I have:
CRPS II

See Ladywolf319's full Gralise history

Jan 16, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Nerve pain in left leg)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Allodynia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for CRPS II (Complex regional pain syndrome type II))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nausea, Speech ataxia-problems coordinating speech, Loss of sex drive (libido), Brain fog, Balance problems, Dizziness, Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Make sure that you eat a solid meal before taking and don't plan time drive. The nausea and dizziness is enough to make you uncoordinated. For me luckily, the side effects, other than the nausea, have decreased a little.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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