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

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Perceived effectiveness
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Gralise

Severe
2
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
1

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Gralise

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Gralise)
Dosage
1,800 mg daily
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14
Dosage
900 mg daily
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4
Dosage
3 tablet(s) daily
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3
Dosage
300 mg daily
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2
Dosage
1,200 mg daily
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2
Dosage
20 mg monthly
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1
Dosage
9 tablet(s) daily
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1
Dosage
600 daily
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1
Dosage
600 mg daily
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1
Dosage
1,800 tablet(s) daily
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1

Dosages based on patients currently taking Gralise.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Gralise (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Expense
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2
Reason
Side effects too severe
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2
Reason
Doctor's advice
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1
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Duration

Currently Taking Gralise
Duration
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0-1 month
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Duration
1-3 months
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0
Duration
3-6 months
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3
Duration
6 months-1 year
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1
Duration
1-2 years
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2
Duration
2 years or more
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9
Stopped Taking Gralise
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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1
Duration
1-3 months
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0
Duration
3-6 months
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Duration
6 months-1 year
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0
Duration
1-2 years
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0
Duration
2 years or more
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1

Adherence


Always
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5
100%
Usually
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0%
Sometimes
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0%
Never taken as prescribed
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0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
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0
0%
Somewhat hard to take
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1
20%
A little hard to take
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2
40%
Not at all hard to take
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2
40%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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1
20%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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2
40%
Cost per month
< $25
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1
20%
Cost per month
Not specified
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1
20%

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Gralise after stopping:
Treatment name(s)
Pregabalin (Lyrica, Maxgalin, Provelyn)
Patients
1
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1 patient evaluation for Gralise

Ladywolf319
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Ladywolf319
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 31
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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