What is Gabatin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Gabapentin

Gabatin is an international brand name for gabapentin, an anticonvulsant drug used as adjunct treatment for partial seizures and for the management of postherpetic neuralgia and neurological pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 16 12
Fibromyalgia 10 4
Pain 7 3
Numbness in hands 2 2
Cluster headaches 1 2
Headaches 1 0

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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 3
Moderate 1
Mild 6
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gabatin

Side effect Patients
Sleepiness 3
Cognitive confusion 1
Depressed mood 1
Dizziness upon moving 1
Dry mouth 1
Fatigue 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Gabatin

Dosage Patients
300 mg twice daily 3
100 mg daily 2
100 mg three times daily 1
300 mg daily 1
400 mg daily 1
900 mg daily 1
600 mg twice daily 1
1,500 mg daily 1
600 mg three times daily 1
1,200 mg twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Gabatin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Side effects too severe 2
Other 1
See all 6 patients who’ve stopped taking Gabatin

Duration

Currently taking Gabatin

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Gabatin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 14
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Gabatin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin Enacarbil (Horizant) 1
Lurasidone (Latuda) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1

Patients stopped taking Gabatin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin Enacarbil (Horizant) 1
Lurasidone (Latuda) 1
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 1
Topiramate (Topamax) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Gabatin

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Chrismh1
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Chrismh1
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Severe
44 M
Function: High
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar I

See Chrismh1's full Gabatin history

Jun 30, 2016 (Started Oct 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Yoyo1971
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Yoyo1971
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

See Yoyo1971's full Gabatin history

Sep 8, 2009 (Started Aug 05, 2009)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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