Is gabapentin prescribed for arthritis?
Question posted by dfeith on 27 March 2013
Last updated on 13 June 2019 by Wakina
My doctor just prescribed me Gabapentin for arthritis
I have both fibromyalgia and osteo-arthritis. I am finding that gabapentin seems to relieve the arthritis pain in one shoulder, one hip and my neck which has a fused vertebrae from birth.
I recently suffered a fall and since my doctor won’t prescribe a course of naproxen-EC, which is the only NSAID I can take, that I must resort to 200mg of gabapentin at night and 100 mg during the day. Does this make any sense?
Has anyone else with both fibromyalgia and osteo-arthritis had this experience?
Gabapentin works in the brain to prevent seizures and relieve pain for certain conditions in the nervous system. It is not used for routine pain caused by minor injuries or arthritis. Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant.
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
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.
No its used for nerve pain.
- Gabapentin uses and safety info
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