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  • Neurontin?Gabapentin

    I have a question, don't know if this is in the right place or not, but here goes. I am taking Neurontin, Now is Gabapentin the generic of Neurontin? The Neurontin is very expensive and I don't know is the Gabapentin a lot cheaper or not.
    Also if I just stop taking this will something go wrong with me, or will I just have to take more oral pain medications?
    Thanks for your help.
    I hope this question helps others who are taking it.
    Sue hi

  • #2
    Hi Sue hi

    I don't see why you can't take the Gabapentin--it is just the generic brand. My insurance covers all but 10 bucks so I don't know about price.

    As for not taking it anymore, my doctor told me I'd have to be weaned off of it. I think, but I'm not sure, it raises your levels for risk of a seizure, that's why the wean you off, and also to avoid withdrawal symptoms. That's what the doc told me. So be careful!

    Good luck,
    Mommy to 2 crazy, wonderful kids and wife to the most amazing man in the world!


    • #3
      Please talk to you dr and find out how he/she wants you go wean from the drug. I've tried going off of it quite a few times but my pain level rises so much that I've quit trying....I'll probably be on the drug until a better one comes along....

      wishing you the very best~
      Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".