• Kathie S. Kathie S.
    June 12, 2008
    Is Keppra often prescribed for neuropathy?
    Kathie S. Kathie S.
    June 12, 2008

    I was on Lyrica but could not handle the side effects.  Neurontin was somewhat effective, but my new dr. seems to think I can get more relief from other meds.

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    June 13, 2008
    Cort
    Health Guide
    June 12, 2008

     

     

    Keppra is most commonly used to treat seizures (epilepsy) but a large 2003 study found that its also effective in treating neuropathic pain - which is presumably your problem given you were on Neurontin. Its not uncommon for a drug that was originally developed to treat one problem to be found effective in treating another. Chronic pain patients often go through several medications before they find that something that does the job for them. Good luck! 

     

    You can read about that study below.

     

    http://www.scienceblog.com/community/older/2003/F/20033529.html

     

    For some basic information on Keppra

     

    http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/find-drug-25240-25.html

     

     

     


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