Medication – Neurontin (Gabapentin)

http://www.mattsms.com/p/ms-knowledge-medication.html

Neurontin (Gabapentin): In MS, this
medication is typically used for the treatment of minor neuropathic
pain.

“Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an
anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are
involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain.
Gabapentin is used alone or in combination with other medications
to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children who are
at least 12 years old. Gabapentin is also used with other medications
to treat partial seizures in children who are 3 to 12 years old.
Gabapentin is also used in adults to treat nerve pain caused by
herpes virus or shingles (herpes zoster), and to treat restless legs
syndrome (RLS).” –Drugs.com

Matt: Many people are on this with some
luck, but for me? I might as well have been popping pez… It didn’t
do much preventing for me…
Possible Side Effects:
  • increased seizures
  • fever, swollen glands, body aches,
    flu symptoms
  • skin rash, easy bruising or
    bleeding, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness
  • upper stomach pain, loss of
    appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • chest pain, irregular heart
    rhythm, feeling short of breath
  • confusion, nausea and vomiting,
    swelling, rapid weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all
  • new or worsening cough, fever,
    trouble breathing
  • rapid back and forth movement of
    your eyes
  • changes in behavior
  • memory problems
  • trouble concentrating
  • acting restless, hostile, or
    aggressive.

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