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Neurontin (gabapentin) For Seizures And Nerve Pain

When I went to see my doctor, she immediately said "We've got to drop d4T to stop the neuropathy from progressing further." (She also suggested using NeurontinTM (gabapentin) 100mg 3x/day to help with the neuropathy in the meantime.) But this fact presented us with a problem:

  • My existing 3-drug "cocktail" (d4T/ZeritTM/stavudine + 3TC/EpivirTM/lamivudine + nevirapine/ViramuneTM) had been keeping my viral load down to undetectible levels.
  • The current theory was that when changing drugs, a person should change to two new ones at a time.
  • There aren't two new drugs for me to change to.

So, we only changed one drug: Dropped d4T/ZeritTM/stavudine and added AZT/RetrovirTM/zidovudine. (Since I was on 3TC already, the switch will actually be to "CombivirTM", the AZT/3TC combination. FYI: Each Combivir tablet contains: Retrovir (AZT) 300mg and lamivudine (3TC) 150mg

  • NeurontinTM (gabapentin) 300mg TID

Gabapentin: Brand name: Neurontin

Anticonvulsant and Nerve pain medication

It can treat seizures and pain caused by shingles.

Brands: Gralise, Horizant, Neuraptine, SmartRx Gaba-V Kit, Gralise 30-Day Starter Pack, and Neurontin

Availability: Prescription needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor

Alcohol: Interactions can occur

Drug class: GABA analog

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