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

  1. by   VivaLasViejas
    I 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.
  2. by   longtermcarern
    I 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