Neurontin (Gabapentin): review of the medicine
Neurontin is a medicine based on the active substance Gabapentin. Gabapentin is is a pharmaceutical medicine that was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, but currently it is widely used to relieve pain, neuropathic pain, however in combined therapy of epilepsy, it is also used.
Neurontin is a trade mark that is owned by Pfizer company.
Gabapentin is also manufactured and marketed by other pharmaceutical companies all over the world. However it can not be marketed under the brand name Neurontin, so you can find many other medicines having absolutely the same compound, effect and safety level as Neurontin, some of those medicines are: Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Nupentin. All of these medicines are called “generics of Neurontin”.
These medicines, as they are less advertised, are much cheaper than Neurontin. However they can be hardly found at local drug stores, the only option you have, if you want to save your money and receive a high quality medicine, is to buy generic
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When Neurontin (Gabapentin) is prescribed?
Neurontin is prescribed for the treatment of the following conditions in adults and children over 3 years:
Various forms of epilepsy. Usually doctors prescribe prescribe Neurontin for patients to help them to treat your epilepsy when a current treatment is not fully controlling his/her condition. Neurontin is used as addition to the main treatment of epilepsy.
Peripheral neuropathic pain (long lasting pain caused by damaged nerves). This disease can occur and develop in various conditions: injury, diabetes, shingles, and others.
Your doctor may prescribe you Neurontin for the treatment of other diseases, if he thinks that it is a right medicine for your case.
Before you start the treatment with Neurontin
When your doctor prescribes you Neurontin, you should necessarily inform him about the following:
- If you are hypersensitive to Gabapentin
- If you have any allergy
- If you have any chronic or acute disease
- If you are on haemodialysis
- If you are taking some other medicines at the moment
- If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed in near future
Pharmaceutical form of Neurontin (Gabapentin)
Neurontin is supplied in a form of capsules by 100 mg, 300 mg or 400 mg of Gabapentin.
Capsules also contain lactose monohydrate, maize starch, talc, gelatin, purified water, and sodium lauryl sulphate.
Neurontin is supplied in a form of film-coated tablets by 600 mg or 800 mg of Gabapentin.
Tablets of Neurontin also contain poloxamer 407 (ethylene oxide and propylene oxide), copovidone, maize starch and magnesium stearate, opadry white YS-1-18111 (hydroxypropylcellulose, talc), candelilla wax.
Neurontin oral solution if supplied in bottles containing 470 ml.
Dosage of Neurontin and special recommendations
For the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia in adults, the following daily dosage is prescribed: a single 300mg dose of Neurontin on Day 1, 600 mg/day on Day 2 (divided in 2 intakes), and 900 mg day on Day 3 (divided in 3 intakes). If the effect of Neurontin is insufficient, the daily dose may be gradually increased to 1800 mg (divided in 3 intakes).
Clinical studies show that the most effective and optimal daily dosage is 1800 mg daily, doses exceeding this amount do not show improvement of the effect achieved by the daily dose of 1800 mg.
For the treatment of epilepsy, Neurontin is used in different doses for children over 3 years and for adults, the daily dose of Neurontin for adults and children over 12 years is: from 900 to 1800 mg/day taken in divided doses (three times a day), using 300 or 400 mg capsules, or 600 or 800 mg tablets. The starting dose is 300 mg three times a day.
If necessary, the daily dose may be increased using 300 or 400 mg capsules, or 600 or 800 mg tablets three times a day up to 1800 mg/day. The interval between the previous dose and increased dose should be no less than 12 hours.
For the treatment of epilepsy in children under 12 years the following dosage is prescribed: the starting dose should range from 10–15 mg/kg/day, the dose should be divided in 3 doses. In order to find the correct dose, it is recommended to increase the dose gradually in 3 days.
The optimal dose of Neurontin in patients of 5 years and older is 25–35 mg/kg/day, the maximum dose is 40mg of Neurontin taken in 3 intakes. Neurontin in children can be administered as the oral solution, capsule, or tablet, or using combinations of these formulations.
Patients with diabetes and acute renal failure should take reduced doses of Neurontin.
Contraindications for Neurontin (Gabapentin) use:
Neurontin is contraindicated to:
- children under 3 years
- people suffering from pancreatitis
- people suffering from generalized epileptic seizures.
Side effects of Neurontin (Gabapentin)
As any medicine, Neurontin may cause the occurrence of some side effects, however the following side effects were noticed in less than 2% of patients:
- belly pain
- dry mouth
- bad sleep
If you experience some of these side effects, or some other side effects, you should reduce the daily dose and consult your doctor right away.
Where to buy Neurontin?
You can buy Neurontin at any drug store, if you have a prescription. But if you want to save your money, the best variant for you is to buy Neurontin or generic Neurontin (Gabapentin) from an online pharmacy.
|Drug Name:||Neurontin (Gabapentin)||Neurontin (Gabapentin)|
|Tablet Strength:||600 mg, 400 mg, 300 mg||600 mg, 400 mg, 300 mg, 100 mg|
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