Gabapentin Plus Opioids for Chronic Pain?
(MedPage Today) -- Small study shows no superiority over opioids alone (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 10, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gralise (Gabapentin Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pregabalin vs Gabapentin: A 10-question Quiz
Gabapentin and pregabalin have become popular alternatives to opioids for pain management. See what you  really know with our quick quiz.  (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven King, MD, MS Tags: Pain Source Type: news

Rescheduling of Gabapentin and Pregabalin to Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs from 1 April 2019
Gabapentin and Pregabalin will be reclassified to Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs (CDs). (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 13, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Trending gabapentin exposures in Kentucky after legislation requiring use of the state prescription drug monitoring program for all opioid prescriptions - Faryar KA, Webb AN, Bhandari B, Price TG, Bosse GM.
OBJECTIVE: Gabapentin is a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) analog approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for partial seizures and post-herpetic neuralgia. Due to its wide therapeutic window and minimal adverse effects, it is frequently prescribe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Q & A: When the Cat Needs a Painkiller
Owners have few good options for cats that need long-term relief. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Cats Cushing's Disease Gabapentin (Drug) Source Type: news

Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Some With Vulvodynia Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Some With Vulvodynia
Gabapentin improves sexual function in women with both vulvodynia and severe pelvic floor muscle pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Provoked Vulvodynia
MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 -- For women with provoked vulvodynia, gabapentin improves sexual function compared with placebo, although overall sexual function is still lower than for pain-free controls, according to a study published in the January issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Intercourse in women with vulvodynia better with pain drug
The oral medication gabapentin can increase sexual desire and satisfaction for women with chronic pain or discomfort around the vulva, according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 3, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Gabapentin Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - December 6, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gabapentin-related suicide: myth or fact? - Ghaly RF, Plesca A, Rana S, Candido KD, Knezevic NN.
BACKGROUND: The opioid epidemic in America is real and is estimated to be the number one cause of death in adults under 50 years of age. Finding alternative analgesic medications is part of the effort to decrease the prescription of narcotics, with gabapen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of gabapentin?
Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant medication that doctors often prescribe to prevent seizures in people with epilepsy. It is generally safe but can cause some side effects, including trembling and hoarseness. Here, learn more about the common, long-term, and rare side effects of gabapentin and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Epilepsy Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gabapentin: What to know
Doctors prescribe gabapentin to treat epilepsy, restless legs syndrome, and some types of nerve pain. Learn more about the uses and potential side effects here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Epilepsy Source Type: news

The association between gabapentin and suicidality in bipolar patients - Leith WM, Lambert WE, Boehnlein JK, Freeman MD.
The aims of this study were to assess the association between gabapentin and suicidality in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD) and to determine whether the risk is greater relative to patients prescribed lithium. This retrospective observational... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

gabapentin (Neurontin)
Title: gabapentin (Neurontin)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - October 30, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gabapentin May Top Pregabalin for Sciatica Pain Gabapentin May Top Pregabalin for Sciatica Pain
A comparison of the anticonvulsants gabapentin and pregabalin suggests gabapentin may be superior for pain reduction in chronic sciatica. But at least one expert has concerns about this conclusion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Gabapentin Beats Pregabalin for Chronic Sciatica
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- For patients with chronic sciatica (CS), gabapentin (GBP) is superior to pregabalin (PGB), with fewer and less severe adverse events (AEs), according to a study published online Oct. 15 in JAMA Neurology. Kelvin... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Q-Collar Compression; New Views of Alzheimer's; Gabapentin vs. Pregabalin
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Crackdown on painkillers amid addiction fears
Pregabalin and gabapentin to be reclassified as class C drugs from April, the government announces. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anticonvulsants as Analgesics: 11 Questions on Benefits vs Risks
Sample:  Between 2012 and 2016, the number of prescriptions for gabapentin in the US increased by approximately how much? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Source Type: news

Lupin gets USFDA nod to market its postherpetic neuralgia drug
The company's tablets are generic version of Pfizer Inc's Neurontin tablets in the same strengths, Lupin said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Neurontin side effects: How do I manage them?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Don't Discard Legitimate Uses of Gabapentin
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - August 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Give Gabapentin Its Due
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - July 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

May 7, 2018: Abingdon Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Illegally Prescribe Buprenorphine, Clonazepam, and Gabapentin at Substance Abuse Treatment Program
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Stop Prescribing Gabapentin and Pregabalin
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Viewpoint Source Type: news

Doctors warn about "opioid alternative" gabapentin
The drug is being found in more and more overdose deaths (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gabapentin vs. Baclofen
Title: Gabapentin vs. BaclofenCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 22, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Gabapentin vs. Tramadol
Title: Gabapentin vs. TramadolCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 22, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Gabapentin vs. Xanax
Title: Gabapentin vs. XanaxCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gabapentin Benefits Few Patients With Chronic Neuropathic Pain Gabapentin Benefits Few Patients With Chronic Neuropathic Pain
Fewer than 20% of patients with chronic neuropathic pain experience pain reduction of at least 50% with oral gabapentin treatment, according to a new evidence synopsis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Green Space; Human Tears; Gabapentin Alerts
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

More awareness, research needed on abuse risk of non-opioid painkiller
(University of Louisville) Gabapentin, a nerve pain medication and anticonvulsant sold under the brand name Neurontin and others, increasingly is being misused, necessitating prescribers to understand its abuse potential and risk profile, said Rachel Vickers Smith, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor in the University of Louisville School of Nursing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gabapentin and Postop Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Gabapentin and Postop Delirium in Older Surgical Patients
What impact does the perioperative administration of gabapentin have on reduction of postoperative pain, opioid use, and delirium in surgical patients over 65?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gabapentin in mixed drug fatalities: does this frequent analyte deserve more attention? - Finlayson G, Chavarria M, Chang S, Gardner T, Grande A, MacCallum C, DeJong JL, Quesnelle K.
From 2000 to 2014, drug overdose deaths increased 137% in the United States, and 61% of these deaths included some form of opiate. The vast majority of opiate-related drug fatalities include multiple drugs, although there is scant data quantitatively descr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Novel Off-Label Use For Gabapentin You Never Heard Of (Unless You Happen To Be A Veterinarian)
Gabapentin, known as Neurontin--while traditionally used for seizures--may also treat pain, thereby reducing the number of opiate prescriptions. It is also being prescribed by veterinarians off-label to reduce anxiety in pets during long plane or car rides. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Vets Are Using An Epilepsy Drug To Help Make Flying With Pets More Manageable
Gabapentin, known as Neurontin--while traditionally used for seizures--may also treat pain, thereby reducing the number of opiate prescriptions. It is also being prescribed by veterinarians off-label to reduce anxiety in pets during long plane or car rides. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

What Treatment is Recommended for Common Headaches?
Discussion Headache is pain in the scalp, forehead, orbits and temple. Facial and neck pain are usually excluded from this definition. It is a common problem with more than 6 million pediatric patients having migraine. Headaches can also have co-morbidities and more than 1 primary headache type can co-exist. The costs are high both economically and in the quality of life for the patients and families. A review of common headache types and indications for neuroimaging can be found here. Treatment is necessarily multi-pronged. Patients should understand their diagnosis so they can understand what reasonably can be expected...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 15, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Doctors call for painkiller crackdown over addiction fears
More than a million Britons have been prescribed pregabalin and gabapentin to treat chronic pain and anxiety. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neurontin Prescriptions Surge Amid Opioid Crisis Neurontin Prescriptions Surge Amid Opioid Crisis
Prescriptions for nerve pain medicines like Neurontin and Lyrica have more than tripled in recent years, driven by increased use among chronically ill older adults and patients already taking opioids, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Neurontin prescriptions surge amid opioid crisis
(Reuters Health) - - Prescriptions for nerve pain medicines like Neurontin and Lyrica have more than tripled in recent years, driven by increased use among chronically ill older adults and patients already taking opioids, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vulvodynia and depression - a case study - Gerhant A, Dziwota EA, Perzy Ĺ„ska-Starkiewicz A, Derewianka-Polak M, Olajossy M.
The analysis of the case of vulvodynia coexisting with depression. Remission in terms of pain and affective symptoms was achieved simultaneously after including gabapentin in the treatment at a dose of 900 mg/d. Depressive disorders may constitute a risk f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Intentional drug overdose involving pregabalin and gabapentin: findings from the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland, 2007-2015 - Daly C, Griffin E, Ashcroft DM, Webb RT, Perry IJ, Arensman E.
INTRODUCTION: Intentional drug overdose (IDO) is a significant public health problem. Concerns about the misuse of gabapentinoids, i.e. pregabalin and gabapentin, including their consumption in IDO have grown in recent years. This paper examines the trends... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Perioperative Gabapentin May Help Patients Stop Opioids Sooner Perioperative Gabapentin May Help Patients Stop Opioids Sooner
Perioperative administration of gabapentin won't curb postoperative pain, but it may help patients discontinue opioid use after surgery, researchers in California suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Challenges in Minimizing Post-Surgical Opioid Use (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Gabapentin shows modest promise as alternative; better stewardship could help, too (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Drug May Help Surgical Patients Stop Opioids Sooner
When patients received a non-opioid medication called gabapentin before and after surgery, the need for continued opioid painkillers was reduced by 24 percent, said researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gabapentin May Help Surgical Patients Stop Opioids Sooner
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Opioid painkillers after surgery can be the first step toward addiction for some patients. But a common drug might cut the amount of narcotics that patients need, a new study finds. When patients received a non-opioid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lyrica vs. Gabapentin: Which Is Better for Pain?
Title: Lyrica vs. Gabapentin: Which Is Better for Pain?Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - October 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lyrica vs. Gabapentin: Differences between Pain Relief and Uses
Title: Lyrica vs. Gabapentin: Differences between Pain Relief and UsesCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - October 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news