Gabapentin Chemical and Physical Properties

Gabapentin was introduced in 1993 in the UK and early 1994 in the USA as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of refractory partial seizures and secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Although being a lipophilic analog of the neurotransmitter GABA, gabapentin appears to exert its anticonvulsive function by a GABA receptor independent mechanism, possibly involving the… Continue reading Gabapentin Chemical and Physical Properties

Fioricet Dosage and How to Take Fioricet

Generic name: BUTALBITAL 50mg, ACETAMINOPHEN 325mg, CAFFEINE 40mg Dosage form: tablet One or 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed. Total daily dosage should not exceed 6 tablets. Extended and repeated use of Fioricet is not recommended because of the potential for physical dependence. Fioricet Dosage Instructions First and foremost before looking at the specific… Continue reading Fioricet Dosage and How to Take Fioricet

What You should Know before You take Butalbital APAP Caffeine ?

It is very important that your doctor check your progress while you or your child are taking this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to take it. This medicine may be habit-forming. If you or your child feel that the… Continue reading What You should Know before You take Butalbital APAP Caffeine ?

Gabapentin for Migraine and Gabapentin for Migraine Dosage

Gabapentin is is an antiepileptic drug, prescribed as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures with and without secondary generalization in patients over 12 years of age with epilepsy. Neurontin is also indicated as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in pediatric patients age 3-12 years.. It is typically added to the… Continue reading Gabapentin for Migraine and Gabapentin for Migraine Dosage

Gabapentin Is widely Used for Menopausal Hot Flashes

Extended-release (ER) gabapentin (Serada, Depomed), an investigational nonhormonal drug, improves sleep and reduces hot flashes in menopausal women, according to a phase 3 clinical trial known as BREEZE 3. The results were presented here at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 23rd Annual Meeting. “Right now, if women don’t want to take hormones, and if over-the-counter products, acupuncture, and lifestyle… Continue reading Gabapentin Is widely Used for Menopausal Hot Flashes

Gabapentin for Chronic Neuropathic Pain and Fibromyalgia

This review is an update of a review published in 2011, itself a major update of previous reviews published in 2005 and 2000, investigating the effects of gabapentin in chronic neuropathic pain (pain due to nerve damage). Antiepileptic drugs are used to manage chronic neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia. OBJECTIVES: To assess the analgesic efficacy and… Continue reading Gabapentin for Chronic Neuropathic Pain and Fibromyalgia

Gabapentin and Tramadol Comparision

Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain. Gabapentin is used in adults to treat nerve pain caused by herpes virus or shingles (herpes zoster). The Horizant brand is also used to treat restless legs syndrome… Continue reading Gabapentin and Tramadol Comparision

Geriatric Use and Pediatric Use of Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain

The total number of patients treated with Neurontin in controlled clinical trials in patients with postherpetic neuralgia was 336, of which 102 (30%) were 65 to 74 years of age, and 168 (50%) were 75 years of age and older. Totally 80% Gabapentin patients are seniors. There was a larger treatment effect in patients 75… Continue reading Geriatric Use and Pediatric Use of Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain

Gabapentin Mechanism of Action

Gabapentin was designed to mimic the neurotransmitter GABA. In epilepsy, it’s thought that gabapentin stops seizures by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. With nerve pain and migraine, it’s thought to interfere with pain messages travelling through the brain and down the spine to block pain. It does not, however, bind to GABA receptors. Its mechanism of… Continue reading Gabapentin Mechanism of Action

How is Gabapentin Supplied ?

Neurontin (gabapentin) capsules, tablets, and oral solution are supplied as follows: 100 mg capsules White hard gelatin capsules printed with “PD” on one side and “Neurontin/100 mg” on the other; available in: Bottles of 100: NDC 0071-0803-24 300 mg capsules Yellow hard gelatin capsules printed with “PD” on one side and “Neurontin/300 mg” on the other; available… Continue reading How is Gabapentin Supplied ?