I just started taking Neurontin for my back pain, I only take it at night before bed. It is a wonderful drug I can sleep through the night with no pain for the first time in years. My question is, I see that it says you should wear a medic alert bracelet if you are taking Neurontin is the only if you are taking it for seizures or if your are taking it for pain relief?
7 Nov 2012
Most hospitals if you have been there within the last 6 months or so should have all your medications already listed. If you haven't then a medic bracelet might be a good idea. My family physician is part of the biggest hospital used. They all use the same computer software so my doc can see if i went to the hospital and the hospital has all my meds. I inform my primary physician of all the other meds i get from other doctors. In fact all of my doctors have a list of what my other doc's prescribe. I want to make sure that all of them know exactly what i am on. Each one goes down the list at each visit in case they are missing any. Besides, i am on over 14 different medications. I am not proud of that,but know the list is too long for a medic bracelet. I would need a medic cuff. Heee Heee
22 Aug 2012
It's a good idea to wear it regardless, because Neurontin is an anti-seizure medication - if you were to be in an accident and taken to an E.R. and couldn't respond to questions, you could possibly be given another prescription medication that might have a bad interaction with it.
21 Nov 2010
Yes, it is more meant for those with epilepsy. The bracelet is a way of informing health professionals about the patients condition and medication when the patient is unable eg. because of a seizure.
You do not need to worry about getting a bracelet if you are taking it for pain relief.
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