User Reviews for Horizant
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|Postherpetic Neuralgia||4 reviews||40 medications|
|Restless Legs Syndrome||17 reviews||14 medications|
|Summary of Horizant reviews||8.7||21 reviews|
Reviews for Horizant
For Postherpetic Neuralgia "If you have had shingles you know that the pain doesn't go away after the rash is gone. I couldn't take it anymore so I talked to a Neurologist who prescribed Horizant twice a day and in one week the pain was already less severe. I have been on this medication for 3 months and feel a lot better."
Tommy W (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 20, 2017
3 users found this comment helpful.
For Restless Legs Syndrome "Horizant has given me back my sleep! I take one 600mg tablet at dinnertime and am able to rest without the crazy leg and arm movements that I've suffered throughout the night with for years. I wake up feeling fine and not groggy or tired. Thanks Doc!"
Marcus K (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 17, 2017
5 users found this comment helpful.
For Restless Legs Syndrome "5 years of SEVERE RLS...maximum 2 hours sleep per night. Deadly afraid of ALL pharmaceuticals, but agreed to try Horizant, in desperation. Took 600 mg at 5 P.M., with no effect. Added 300 mg at 10 P.M., and no effect on the leg motion. Did experience difficulty urinating, headaches unstable standing and walking, and dry eyes. Besides not working (for me), it is VERY expensive. Hate to think of what my doctor will try next."
Flitzer (taken for less than 1 month) June 20, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
For Restless Legs Syndrome "I have had undiagnosed RLS for years and had huge horse pills Gralise to take and so many of them with a high fat meal which made me gain weight. Horizant is so much better just one pill at dinner time and I get my rest. Glad Dr explained to me that each 600mg tablet is actually equivalent to 313mg Gabapentin and not to break it but swallow whole with food."
Anonymous June 7, 2017
4 users found this comment helpful.
For Postherpetic Neuralgia "I was on Lyrica and had extreme cankles (swollen ankles) and 20 pound weight gain! I am on Horizant now and lost the weight and lost the shingles pain too. So thankful that my Dr switched me and that my ServU Pharmacy saved me money."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 7, 2017
7 users found this comment helpful.
For Postherpetic Neuralgia "I have Nerve pain from shingles (postherpetic Neuralgia)The side effects of this medication were terrible for me. I gained 15 pounds in 1 month, am so extremely tired that I can't function during the day, and my blood pressure had dropped significantly. I was on blood pressure medication and had to stop it. My blood pressure range is now 78/54 to 87/60. I am awaiting for a call back from my physician today. The fatigue is terrible. I decided that I will suffer with the pain and titration off of this drug (I have only been on it for 1 month). The side effects are too devastating."
Asmec May 9, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
For Restless Legs Syndrome "My sleep study showed I was being awaken over 100 times a night w both muscle twitches and full body jerks. I started w a full tablet of Horizant for an awful night of wakeful jerking around. Horribly hung over next morning and then basically all day-- on sofa-- in stupor. I had heard through the grapevine that there was a period of hardship before your body got used to it. But I am a publisher and needed my wits about me so I halved the dose. Was able to sleep much better. So I halved the dose again. Continued cutting dose until I'm now taking 100 mg a night. Sleeping better than I have in years. I take it between dinner and bed. It is very powerful. I shuffle to bed in a stupor. May start taking it at bedtime--skip passing out."
Mally Wally April 23, 2017
3 users found this comment helpful.
For Restless Legs Syndrome "Started a week ago after gabapentin was wearing off about 5 am. Hate it! Severe headaches and dry mouth wake me up several times a night and feel out of it in the morning. Also very expensive. Going back to gabapentin."
Bendabook (taken for less than 1 month) March 20, 2017
1 users found this comment helpful.
For Restless Legs Syndrome "I currently suffer from severe RLS and experienced severe augmentation with Mirapex. My neurologist prescribed Horizant 600 mg once a day with dinner and within 6 weeks I experienced complete resolution of my augmentation with Mirapex and almost complete resolution of my severe RLS. I make it a goal to never miss a dose. Recently I experienced restless leg syndrome while on a long airplane ride and had taken Horizant the night before. Not sure why this happened other than I was very stressed at the time. I strongly recommend this medication for those with severe RLS. I sleep like a baby at night now after having suffered from RLS for 30+ years. I also use CPAP for severe sleep apnea which has improved my sleep quality immensely."
Rihanna T. December 11, 2016
12 users found this comment helpful.
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!"
Deedle623 July 25, 2016
13 users found this comment helpful.
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"
Lake721 (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 3, 2016
21 users found this comment helpful.
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!"
Goldengreek (taken for less than 1 month) December 20, 2015
16 users found this comment helpful.
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)"
axon1093 May 4, 2015
18 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Kvon1977 (taken for less than 1 month) February 21, 2015
24 users found this comment helpful.
For Restless Legs Syndrome "Was not pleased with this drug."
Nicky Clark October 23, 2013
18 users found this comment helpful.
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. :)"
Not suffering now July 31, 2013
42 users found this comment helpful.
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."
Jenny911 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 5, 2013
49 users found this comment helpful.
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."
GMCELHOE63 (taken for less than 1 month) October 13, 2012
90 users found this comment helpful.
For Restless Legs Syndrome "This medication actually works. I used to take one before bedtime along with my Requip. "
cassey (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 23, 2012
54 users found this comment helpful.
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"
2110081 December 26, 2011
107 users found this comment helpful.
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."
NYCGal November 19, 2011
130 users found this comment helpful.
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