Neurontin: "What are you using it for?" - page 3
In the 5-6 years that I have seen the docs prescribing neurontin, it seems I see it prescribed for a wider and wider variety of patients (diagnoses.) I have looked it up in the PDR. What... Read More
Sep 18, '03I see it given most often for chronic pain that doesn't respond to other medications. I've even requested it a few times for patients who were taking MS Contin in doses that would kill a rhinoceros and STILL not getting good relief, and it helped them enormously. (These were mostly SCI pts. with intractable nerve-related pain.)
I've also seen Neurontin used for pts. with schizophrenia, always in conjunction with other psychoactive meds. I don't think it's particularly effective, just makes them even more "spacey" than they would be otherwise. I think the combination basically serves as a chemical restraint, and it seems that the longer they're on it, the more they need to keep their "symptoms" under control. JMHO.
Sep 18, '03I use it for diabetic neuropathy, restless leg syndrome. I take 300mg tid. without it I would not be able to sleep or sit still secondary to the feeling of bugs crawling inside my legs