Dr prescribed for herniated disc* not getting any relief. Was told side effects could be weight gain & seizers. I am already overweight & in constant pain. Asking for my Nephew, he is 20 yrs old and has no access to internet.
ME1auntdi,,, THIS COPY and paste is under the generic name this is Gabitril you really worked my rear of on this one..But i knew when i was still working as a pharmacy technician I seen this used for what they call off label use..PLEASE IF you are not getting relief soon call your doctor do not adjust dose yourself... This did work very well for many of my customers i finally found a good sorce That i copied and pasted for you..hope this helps... Just so you know the weight gain is not as bad as they said to you Most of the people i remember on this med it was skinny people lol so please don't worry as much..ALSO MAKE SURE YOUR DOCTOR KNOWS ALL MEDICATIONS YOUR ON AND THAT Encludes OTC ,,, vitamins etc over the counter...
ANY questions my friend please post again,and also if you miss a dose do not try and make it up..Just stressing the most importaint things also this drug has been around many years so has a good track record.Just take exactly as prescribed... OKAY MY FRIEND THIS IS A COPY AND PASTE Showing a very good answer for what you asked..check back with the doctor if you are not feeling relief soon.Hope this helps... Chuck1957 medically retired pharm.Tech. okay here is the copy and paste i have for you read it close... all my best... Chuck.Tiagabine is a prescription medication most often used to treat patients with seizure disorders; it is also used in the treatment of neuropathic pain to include chronic and acute back pain. While the exact mechanism by which tiagabine prevents seizures and reduces pain is not fully understood, the drug suppresses certain abnormal activity in the nervous system by increasing the availability of the neurotransmitter gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) to neural cells inside the brain. Tiagabine is available in tablet form and is usually taken two to four times per day. Patients generally begin with a low dose and gradually taper the amount taken up to the full prescribed dosage; a similar process is usually required for patients who wish to discontinue the use of this powerful medication.
Uses for Tiagabine
Tiagabine is most commonly used to treat seizures, but its effects on neural function can provide significant pain relief for patients with back injuries, spinal column disorders and other sources of nerve-related pain. Tiagabine is also used to manage the symptoms of the following conditions and diseases:
Diabetic neuropathic pain
Reactions to chemotherapy
Stroke-associated pain syndromes
Pain caused by pressure on nerves surrounding the spinal column
Patients suffering from post-surgical pain may be prescribed tiagabine in conjunction with other medications to produce the most effective pain relief.
Contraindications for Tiagabine
Patients with a history of allergic reactions to tiagabine or related anticonvulsant medications should not take tiagabine. Additionally, pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using tiagabine, as its effects on the developing fetus and on infants are still not known.
AGAIN TIAGABINE is chemical name for Gabitril hope this helps you.CW.
- Gabitril Information for Consumers
- Gabitril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabitril (detailed)
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