My doctor gave me this for the pain in my back.
27 Mar 2013
I am Combat Veteran with PTSD. I was prescribed Gabapentin 300mg to help relax. I also have Lumbar Stenosis (lower back pain). my Doc told me to take one as needed and relax. I'm also using Gabapentin to help me with Marijuana withdraws. So far it seams to be OK.
so the question ( Is Gabapentin 300mg capsules actually Neurontin?) I would say yes, and it seams to be working.
19 Apr 2011
I have spinal stenosis and have suffered with cervical and lumbar spine pain for several years. About two months ago the pain began generating down both legs to my knees, which prevented me from sleeping through the night. My doctor gave me Gabapentin 300 mg., and I am now able to sleep all night. I take 3 capsules daily. I do feel somewhat light-headed during the day, but it isn't anything that prevents me from functioning. This drug has been a miracle for me :)
6 Jun 2011
I am on Gabapentin (Neurontin) 300mg a day, just getting ready to up that to 600mg tomorrow. I use it as a preventative for migraines (15-17 of them a month)
I have to say, I have been on it almost 3 weeks and have had only 6 migraines. Averaging 2 a week at this rate, I may actually end the month with only 8 migraines :):) Whho boy! Now wouldn't that be great!!
I am hoping when I up the dosage, it will knock on more of them. As for side effects, no bad ones yet. No weight gain at all. On the plus side, I sleep much better at night and don't seem to have as much Fibro pain either.
Stay with the Gabapentin if you can, eat smart, drink lots of water for your kidnesy and you ought to be fine :)
10 Oct 2011
Yes, Neurontin is Gabapentin. It is used for seizures, pain and as a mood stabilize. At the present time the highest dosages 4800 mgs daily usually a higher dose before sleep. I have been on it for 4 wks and have not gotten use to the side effects it gives me a low grade headache all day. I also feel hung over and alittle drunk all day.
18 Apr 2010
On the bottle mine says mfg amneal-substituted for Neurontin 300 mg caps. I take 2 300mg 3 times a day. Substituted means one thing is replacing another. I read or heard somewhere, don't remember where, that there was some sort of problem with neurontin something to do with a class action law suit that it caused unexpected problems. I will try to find out more...
8 Jun 2011
Yes Gabapentin 300mg (and 600mg) are both generic for Neurontin.
I have had a chronic pain problem for 13 years, after breaking my neck and back in a head-on collision. I have had many drugs prescribed for chronic pain and the Gabapentin actually works better than any narcotics ever did.
We came to realize nerve damage was causing the pain.
21 Sep 2010
One of my doctors gave Gabapentin for nerve damage in my feet and horrible back pain,. I found this drug ineffective . It doesnt even "touch" the pain. It's "suppose" to tell the brain your not in pain and block it,,however,my brain is not telling my feet and back .Therefore I quit taking it and would not waste my money on this.
21 Sep 2010
Yes indeed, Gabap. is the generic for Neurontin. I take 900 mg, 4x a day (the top dose) for facial neuropathy and it helps tremendously. I have no side effects, except an increased appetite. It blocks much of the pain, and I can tell when it's time for the next dose, as the pain creeps back.
So you can take Gabapentin instead of Neurontin. Only the price is different. Good luck to you.
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