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Re: Is there difference between gabitril neurontin? hildi

Posted by Ritch on January 19, 2003, at 13:09:03

In reply to Is there difference between gabitril neurontin? , posted by hildi on January 19, 2003, at 11:49:03

> In the med book it states a bit of a difference between neurontin (gabapentin)side effects and those from gabitril (tiagabine). So, is one of these meds more effective, and one less effective for anxiety? Plus, are these for anxiety only, or also for mood stabilizing abilities?
> Less activating, better, or worse -how different from each other and from lamictal?

Hi, never tried Lamictal (yet). Depakote, Neurontin, Klonipin, Gabritril, and Topamax all have had anxiolytic effects for me (in varying ways and degrees). Depakote was the most powerful at controlling hypomania and hostility. Neurontin and Klonopin worked the best for panic/GAD type stuff. Neurontin or Topamax worked the best for sleep. Gabitril had some mood elevating effect to it and was relatively decent for sleep/anxiety. YMWV especially with side effects. Unfortunately, tolerability often determines my meds rather than effectiveness. As far as my own personal experience vis a vis Gabitril and Neurontin... Neurontin didn't cause as many cognitive side effects as Gabitril, and I felt more sociable on the Neurontin. Just my 2 cents.




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