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Gabapentin vs. Lyrica: Comparing the Differences
Feb 11, 2019

How Do These Drugs Work? Lyrica vs Gabapentin Lyrica is the brand name for the drug pregabalin, and gabapentin is the name of the medication that is used in drugs such as Neurontin, Gralise, and Horizant. All of these drugs are prescribed as anticonvulsant or antiepileptic medications. Pregabalin and gabapentin are structurally similar to the […]

Gabapentin Withdrawal Symptoms, Signs & Side Effects
Feb 6, 2019

What Is Gabapentin? Gabapentin (marketed under the trade names Neurontin, Gralise, and Horizant) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat partial seizures, postherpetic neuralgia, and other types of neuropathic pain. The Horizant extended-release formulation is approved for the treatment of restless leg syndrome.1 Though gabapentin abuse is relatively uncommon, studies have documented its misuse. Gabapentin […]

Is Gabapentin an Opiate?
Oct 30, 2018

Gabapentin is a drug that is sold under numerous brand names (most commonly, Neurontin), and there are numerous generic forms of the drug. Gabapentin is formally listed as an anticonvulsant drug, meaning that it is designed to control seizures. It is also used for the control of certain types of pain, for anxiety control in […]

How Long Does Gabapentin Stay in Your System?
Oct 22, 2018

Gabapentin is most recognizable by the brand name Neurontin, but there are numerous generic forms of gabapentin on the market and other brands of gabapentin (Gralise, Horizant, and others). Gabapentin is also used for numerous other purposes, including: Other forms of pain that are not related to nerve issues Anxiety that occurs in certain types […]

Neurontin (Gabapentin) Addiction: Effects, Symptoms & Treatment
Apr 28, 2016

While there is some evidence for its off-label efficacy in managing several health conditions, including the management of alcohol withdrawal and opioid addiction, gabapentin itself has misuse potential, which can in some cases lead to significantly adverse associated health issues.1 This page will discuss what gabapentin is, side effects of the drug, its misuse liability, symptoms […]

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