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Is Gabapentin Used For Neuropathy

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Gabapentin & Neuropathy

Hello Dr. Boyle:In June 2002, I was diagnosed with AIDS. I have been through five hospitalizations/hospice stays since that time. I am considered to be healthy, despite a near-death scare in July, at which time I lost almost 70 pounds. I now...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...BrianIt can take a few weeks for gabapentin to start to work. Also, some patients require higher doses than others, so if the initial dose you received doesn't work, talk Read more »

peripheral neuropathy?

sometime back i started having pain in my legs and feet, starting below my knees. mostly my left... Read more »

d list drugs and peripheral neuropathy

I was on the D-list drugs for 11 years and developed peripheral neuropathy in hands and feet. I am... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...treated with placebo. Studies of duloxetine for pain management of HIV-associated neuropathy are underway. Anticonvulsants Gabapentin (Neurontin or generic equivalents) was originally developed to treat seizure disorders such as epilepsy, but... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...No drug has been approved to repair nerve damage. Some health care providers use drugs developed to treat seizures, such as gabapentin (Neurontin) or phenytoin (Dilantin). Antidepressants such as amitriptyline may also help. L-acetyl-carnitine... Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...other conditions like PN, and studies show some success in controlling its pain. Several drugs are used for PN: Neurontin (gabapentin), Dilantin (phenytoin), Tegretol (carbamazepine) and Lamictal (lamotrigine), among others. You and your health... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

New Neuropathy Treatment Guidelines

...2003) at: http://archneur.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/60/11/1524 . From the article: "First-line Medications. The efficacy of gabapentin, the 5% lidocaine patch, opioid analgesics, tramadol hydrochloride, and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)... Read more »
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Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
...both my feet toes. Is there anything out there that can cure it without surgery. I just received a RX from my doctor called Gabapentin/Nerotin to take at night, but is there somewhere that I heard of side effects. Is there anything that works... Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »