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Review: Neurontin and Butrans





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Neurontin and Butrans together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Neurontin and Butrans. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 37 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Neurontin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Neurontin 57,763 users)

Butrans has active ingredients of buprenorphine. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Butrans 796 users)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 37 people who take Neurontin, Butrans are studied

Neurontin, Butrans outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Neurontin (gabapentin)
- Butrans (buprenorphine)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Neurontin is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Butrans is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
TremorNeck PainCoughImpaired MemoryScalp Painn/aBack Pain - LowPain
Feeling AbnormalHeadache - Mixed Tension MigraineImpaired MemoryScalp PainBack Pain - LowAsthenia
Pancreatitis ChronicSkin LesionDepressionCoughAbdominal Pain
Abdominal PainChest DiscomfortIrritabilityIrritabilityNausea
HallucinationNight TerrorAngerDepressionLeukopenia
Chest DiscomfortSleep WalkingAngerFlank Pain
Neck PainNightmaresHypertension
Headache - Mixed Tension MigraineDehydration
Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased
Dry Skin

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Neurontin is effective40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
Butrans is effective40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
AstheniaThroat Tightness
Abdominal PainHypersensitivity
PainUrticaria
NauseaVisual Impairment
DepressionMigraine
Flank PainDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
ConstipationPhotophobia
HypertensionHeadache
Viral InfectionSyncope
DehydrationBack Pain - Low

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Neurontin is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
8.33%
(1 of 12 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
Butrans is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
8.33%
(1 of 12 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/aThroat TightnessEscherichia InfectionDizzinessPneumonia BacterialAbdominal Pain
UrticariaPyrexiaAnkle FractureKlebsiella InfectionNausea
HypersensitivityBack PainFallPruritusUrine Colour Abnormal
UrosepsisChest DiscomfortWeight IncreasedDiarrhoea
Suprapubic PainNeck PainRash PruriticDyspnoea Exertional
Dermatitis ContactGait DisturbanceStenotrophomonas InfectionLeukopenia
Injection Site RashHeadache - Mixed Tension MigrainePneumonia FungalFatigue
Injection Site HaemorrhageBack Pain - LowNightmaresDepression
HeadacheDepressionNight TerrorOral Pain
PainIrritabilitySleep WalkingSkin Burning Sensation

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

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    an increase caused me not to be able to swallow at all
  • Does anyone else have peripheral neuropathy? anyone have pn with lichen sclerosus? i have pain in hands, feet and face.
    Pain much worse at end of day and when I overdo. Sleep difficult - but essential! Feel so much better if I get 6+ hours. At the moment, very distressed by swollen lips (mostly inside mouth) and tissue surrounding eyes. I'm sure I have some arthritis in my fingers and toes. I also have had lichen sclerosus on my skin for nearly 20 years. Have had the PN for 15 years or so. I'm afraid that the medications can actually make the condition worse. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears!
  • Does nexplanon have nickel in it?
    I have a severe nickel allergy and I have epilepsy. I am considering explain to reduce periodes since my seizures are worse that time of the month. I need to know if nexplanon has nickel because I need to avoid it if it does.
  • Can gabapentin cause bladder distension? there is no urinary symptom .
    Existing illness are Chronic renal failure (after hydro uretero nephrosis due to BPH) and peripheral neuropathy (vit B6 deficiency ) after ATT are the major problems along with BP .At present , the problem is that creatinine gas risen from 1,1 to 1.5 in 6 months .Since 6 months , I am taking medicines for neuropathy so I doubt some side effect of these medicines as Ultrasound has shown bladder distension but I do not feel any urinary problem at present. I also have kidney stones but seeing the ultrasound report , doctor said it is not hindering with urine passage . I feel some tightness , fullness and protruded lower abdomen part. I am aged 72 from India and am vegetarian.I also take some drugs for controlling blood pressure . I have elevated Blood urea at present (52) . I was given medicine to relax prostrate muscles for last 20 days but I did not feel any improvement in my bladder size. I had had my prostrate operated 2 years back.
  • Did anyone stop losing hair after being off gabapentin?
    I had been taking gabapentin for interstitial cystitis. I had only been on it for 5 months and a couple of months in I noticed everytime I took a shower tons of hair was coming out and when ever I ran my fingers through my hair I always had a lot of hair come out then too. It has become very dry and brittle and breaks easily. I wish I never took this medication. I have been off of it for 2 weeks and I am still losing hair. I was wondering if anyone after being off this medication stopped losing hair and if new hair started growing back.

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  • I began having neck and back problems June 2009. I progressivly have gotten worse. The current medicines I am on, deaden the pain, but never completely relieves it. I was prescibed Neurotin Jan. 2011. It was a miracle for me. I felt better than I had in years. The burning, stabbing, and most of the tingling sensations were GREATLY reduced. However, I was married Nov. 2010. In Feb., we began having problems. He would do things that would just drive me insane! Make me so angry. He divorced me one year later, Nov. 2012. My very best friend in all the world called me today and we were talking. Her doctor just recently tried to put her on neurontin. She researched it, and told me she thought I should stop taking it because of some things she had read about it, and because of some changes she has noticed in me. I have a 21 year old son, and I was on the phone with my friend one day, my son did something, and I "went off" on him. My friend has said that she has noticed a lot of changes in me. I have NEVER treated my son or anyone like that. Plus other behaviors I have displayed, including contemplating suicide in Dec-Jan. I thought it was my husband fault because of the things he had done. But my friend reminded me that my ex-husband had done a lot worse, and I never reacted this way. She said her and her husband had been talking about it for a while now, and now she believes it is the medicine. I just wonder what is going on.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Neurontin (gabapentin) is often used to treat pain. Butrans (buprenorphine) is often used to treat pain. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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