While most drugs are designed for specific uses, gabapentin (Neurontin) is a drug of many uses. Anti-biotics are used to treat infections. Hypertension is treated with blood pressure medication. Anti-emetics relieve nausea. The list goes on and on about specific drugs and what they are intended to do. Although a few, like gabapentin, are used for a multitude of problems. Gabapentin was originally designed to treat seizures. Its usefulness keeps expanding into other areas for the treatment of pain, anxiety and addiction.
For years, gabapentin has been a valuable tool for the treatment of pain, specifically neuropathic pain. This drug calms painful nerve impulses in conditions like diabetic peripheral neuropathy, phantom limb pain and sciatica. But its usefulness for the treatment of pain goes beyond the nerves .(1) Even cancer-associated pain and surgical pain respond to gabapentin. If someone does not tolerate this drug because of side effects like drowsiness or dizziness, other...
Generic Name: GABAPENTIN ENACARBIL SUSTAINED-RELEASE -
ORAL Pronounced: (GAB-a-PEN-tin EN-a-KAR-bil) Gabapentin Enacarbil Oral Precautions
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other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause
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This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred
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I continue to have about 8 major migraines each month, but since I started gabapentin (now 2400mg per day) I have not had an aura or pain between successfully treated headaches (Migranal) I had frequent aura with or without headache until I started this drug and scalp pain between headaches. Can gabapentin stop aura? Thanks. Jocelyn.
If you have an aura, you have a Migraine, regardless of whether it includes a headache or not. It would appear that gabapentin is helping reduce the severity of your Migraines, but isn't actually preventing them. In situation such as this one, your doctor may want to add a second medication to the mix or discontinue the gabapentin and try something different.
In either case, you need to consult your physician about this.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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