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User Reviews for Gabapentin enacarbil

Also known as: Horizant

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Postherpetic Neuralgia 1 reviews 41 medications
   
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Restless Legs Syndrome 12 reviews 15 medications
   
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Summary of Gabapentin enacarbil reviews 13 reviews 8.6

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I had sudden permanent hearing loss in one ear while taking Neurontin/Gabapentin at 1:30 a.m., March 2, 2004. I was also taking the pain medication Hydrocodon/Lortab. I used both for 1 1/2 years for pain after back fusion. After a pharmacist told me it could cause hearing loss, I discontinued using it. I have met others who also had this hearing loss while taking the medication. Others had less severe hearing loss. At the time, side effects for this medication listed the chances for this happening as one out of 300, saying it was rare. Another listed it as one out of 1,000. This doesn't appear to be a rare incidence."

   
2.0

Gon October 6, 2016

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Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "I had been taking Requip 2 mg. ER for about 3 years. The effects were inconsistent and I was forced to supplement with 1 mg tablet before bed and when I flew or traveled by car. I consulted with the sleep clinic which is certified for restless leg treatment. I was prescribed Horizant 600 mg 1/day and instructed to wean myself from the Requip, .5 mg 3x/day for three days, then two a day for three days then one a day for three days. The first night of Horizant and the reduced Requip was a nightmare of involuntary leg and arm movement, my entire body twisting and turning. However, remainder of my Requip withdrawal and taking the Horizant was a beautiful experience. I slept better than I have in years. My sciatica pain also went away!"

   
9.0

Deedle623 July 25, 2016

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For : "I've been using this pill for quite awhile now for my Neuropathy. I also am so happy not to be up all night walking the perimeter of the house. But from what I am reading, others talk about taking one pill and felt better. I had to keep increasing my dosage til I am maxed out. I take two 600mg. three times a day. But still up all night, not in pain, just awake. So happy to find this medication. Really helped with my pain."

   
9.0

Sugar111 May 19, 2016

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Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have suffered greatly from RLS for over 20 years. Tried everything and always experienced augmentation. Horizant (although pricey) has been a true life saver. I encourage every suffer of RLS to give this drug a try. It has changed my life"

   
10

Lake721 (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 3, 2016

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Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have severe RLS Not only do I have terrible restlessness in my legs back and shoulders, but pains in my legs and back. In the past I took gabapentin and tramadol which barely controlled the symptoms. After taking one pill at 5pm I experienced 100% reduction of my symptoms. This has been a miracle drug for me. It is basically a form of gabapentin which is absorbed and is available in the bloodstream. Brilliant!"

   
10

Goldengreek (taken for less than 1 month) December 20, 2015

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Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "This drug is a little strange, because the 600 mg of this is technically "more" than 600 mg of Neurontin (gabapentin) . Also, the medicine starts to be peaks much later than Neurontin (see horizant pharmacokinetics). So, it can be complicated to figure out when to take it. When I take it closer to bed, it seems to work better. However, the instructions which say to take it 6 hours before bed. I noticed a slight improvement over gabapentin (less awakening), but it's not consistent. Also, this drug company is a MESS. My doctor's office staff has been calling for the advertised co-pay discount card since Thanksgiving 2014. It is now May 2015 and he FINALLY got them from the rep (you cannot print them out online)"

   
6.0

axon1093 May 4, 2015

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Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have been taking Horizant for about a week now and my RLS has gotten significantly worse. I am up all night walking around, stretching and massaging my legs trying to get them to stop the need to move. This medication has not worked for me and I am hoping to get in contact with my doctor ASAP to change my medication to something that works and not makes it worse."

   
1.0

Kvon1977 (taken for less than 1 month) February 21, 2015

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Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "Was not pleased with this drug."

   
3.0

Nicky Clark October 23, 2013

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Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) for Postherpetic Neuralgia: "I suffered with trigeminal neuralgia for over a year before I was diagnosed. They call it "the suicide disease" for a good reason. Such awful pain on the left side of my face, like someone had taken a club and hit me on the side of my head. At times it also felt like a hot poker was lying on my teeth. All I could do was go in a dark, quiet room. Sometimes sound would set it off, but usually it would just happen all by itself. I had tooth fillings taken out, dental X-rays done, trying to find the cause. It's a rare disease. The doctor gave me 600mg Horizant ER samples and I took (1) a day after dinner at 4. It worked! Then they tried to fill my prescription with generic Gabapentin at the pharmacy. No good! Didn't work! Back on Horizant. :)"

   
10

Not suffering now July 31, 2013

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Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "So far this medicine has really made the urge to move my legs go away for the entire day with 1 pill. Other medicines I have taken in the past were not as effective and I had to take multiple pills throughout the day."

   
9.0

Jenny911 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 5, 2013

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Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "This medicine is definitely a 10. It worked for me from the first day I took it. It's nice to sleep at night again instead of pacing the floor."

   
10

GMCELHOE63 (taken for less than 1 month) October 13, 2012

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Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "This medication actually works. I used to take one before bedtime along with my Requip. "

   
10

cassey (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 23, 2012

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Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "Dismal results from other restless legs syndrome medicines, 500 mg Horizant has been a welcome relief. Especially the nausea that always accompanied the other medicines. Noticed relief the first day. While it hasn't completely eliminated the restless legs syndrome issue, I can easily say it has made an 80-90% improvement. Minimal side effects noted slightly itchy skin and occasional watery eyes. PLUS I am sleeping much better"

   
9.0

2110081 December 26, 2011

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Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "This medicine worked wonders for my restless legs syndrome, and also aches and pains associated with fibromyalgia and moderate low back pain. However, the withdrawal effects are awful (panic, insomnia, paranoia the worst). I even sought a second medical opinion on how to deal with it better and was told to just go back to my usual dose. I was taking 1200mg/day, and ended up tapering down gradually over 7 weeks. One other thing: this medicine interacts with numerous other medicines, so check this for your own situation and make your own informed decision."

   
8.0

NYCGal November 19, 2011

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