Skip to Content

Is gabapentin prescribed for arthritis?

Question is Closed
Report Favorite

Responses (3)

27 Mar 2013

No its used for nerve pain.

Votes: +0

28 Mar 2013

Gabapentin, brand name drugs include Neurontin and Gabarone, is an anticonvulsant used to treat nerve pain and seizures. Gabapentin is also used in adults to manage a condition called postherpetic neuralgia, which is pain that occurs after shingles.
So it is not used for arthritis.

Votes: +0

28 Mar 2013

I have RA. I also have a herniated disc in my neck. My GP prescribed Gabapentin for the neck - It has greatly reduced all my pain and I am continuing to take it. It is prescribed for nerve pain and often for fibromyalgia, it is an anticonvulsant but is used frequently to treat chronic pain

Votes: +0

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar Questions

Rheumatoid Arthritis - What are the things that you didn't know when you were diagnosed with RA?

... I might have RA or another Arthritis. My Mom suffered with RA and Fibromylasia... I don't know what to do!

4 answers 10 Oct 2010

I have suffered from arthritis for 20 years, does it sound like rheumatoid arthritis?

Hi I am new to the site but hoping for some feedback on my condition. I have suffered from arthritis since I was 35 I am now 56 , I have had 2 back ...

4 answers 23 Sep 2013

I am on Gabapentin 300 mls 3 times a day for sciatica. It is not helping in the slightest?

I also suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and am on a lot of meds for that.I just want to know if it's worth keeping going with Gabapentin.

2 answers 30 Jan 2014

How long can you safely take 300mg. Gabapentin, 3X daily?

I have had 2 back surgeries including a double-fusion using my own bone. After 20 years I developed terrible back pain and sciatica. An MRI showed ...

1 answer 29 Apr 2015

This is for anyone. I've been using Gabapentin 800mg about 4 years for my hernia discs and arthritis

... in my hips. I used twice a day because it's kind of strong and it work's for me very well. Now I found out that is effective for hot ...

1 answer 12 Mar 2016