Review: Xanax and Gabapentin
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Xanax and Gabapentin together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Xanax and Gabapentin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,406 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 58,976 users) Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users)
What are the drugs
Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 58,976 users)
Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users)
On Nov, 25, 2014: 6,406 people who take Xanax, Gabapentin are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Xanax (alprazolam)
- Gabapentin (gabapentin)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Xanax is effective||43.75%|
(7 of 16 people)
(16 of 31 people)
(10 of 17 people)
(14 of 25 people)
(16 of 29 people)
(23 of 36 people)
(10 of 19 people)
(2 of 2 people)
|Gabapentin is effective||15.79%|
(6 of 38 people)
(7 of 40 people)
(3 of 17 people)
(8 of 22 people)
(10 of 29 people)
(5 of 13 people)
(5 of 7 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Drug Ineffective||Confusional State||Drug Ineffective||Pain||Depression||Depression||Alopecia||Pain|
|Nausea||Asthenia||Insomnia||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Pain||Suicidal Ideation||Paraesthesia||Anxiety|
|Pain||Neuropathy Peripheral||Nausea||Depression||Convulsion||Fatigue||Gait Disturbance||Depression|
|Feeling Abnormal||Hypotension||Pain||Drug Ineffective||Anxiety||Insomnia||Headache||Nausea|
|Somnolence||Dizziness||Vomiting||Diabetic Nephropathy||Suicide Attempt||Convulsion||Fibromyalgia||Back Pain|
|Depression||Anxiety||Feeling Abnormal||Nausea||Vomiting||Weight Increased||Drug Ineffective||Fatigue|
|Dizziness||Depression||Dizziness||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Pancreatitis||Hyperhidrosis||Back Injury||Arthralgia|
|Back Pain||Renal Failure||Depression||Anxiety||Sleep Apnoea Syndrome||Pneumonia||Muscle Fatigue||Dyspnoea|
|Dehydration||Decubitus Ulcer||Road Traffic Accident||Dizziness||Suicidal Ideation||Nausea||Feeling Abnormal||Drug Ineffective|
|Diarrhoea||Anaemia||Dysstasia||Completed Suicide||Tardive Dyskinesia||Anxiety||Osteoporosis||Headache|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Xanax is effective||57.03%|
(73 of 128 people)
(25 of 47 people)
|Gabapentin is effective||27.12%|
(32 of 118 people)
(12 of 48 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Pain In Extremity||Chest Pain|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Xanax is effective||n/a||n/a||50.00%|
(1 of 2 people)
(13 of 41 people)
(18 of 66 people)
(28 of 112 people)
(20 of 114 people)
(18 of 49 people)
|Gabapentin is effective||n/a||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 2 people)
(6 of 41 people)
(8 of 58 people)
(14 of 87 people)
(8 of 112 people)
(8 of 51 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Diabetes Mellitus||Mucosal Inflammation||Pancreatitis||Completed Suicide||Anxiety||Depression||Anxiety||Pain|
|Orthostatic Hypotension||Febrile Bone Marrow Aplasia||Depression||Oedema Peripheral||Depression||Pain||Pain||Fall|
|Injury||Hyponatraemia||Sphincter Of Oddi Dysfunction||Dizziness||Dyspnoea||Anxiety||Nausea||Nausea|
|Food Craving||Convulsion||Cholecystitis Chronic||Anxiety||Headache||Chest Pain||Arthralgia||Dizziness|
|Major Depression||Benign Intracranial Hypertension||Gallbladder Disorder||Drug Ineffective||Fatigue||Headache||Back Pain||Asthenia|
|Suicidal Ideation||Completed Suicide||Vomiting||Asthenia||Drug Ineffective||Hypoaesthesia||Vomiting|
|Weight Increased||Convulsion||Headache||Nausea||Pain In Extremity||Pain In Extremity||Back Pain|
|Fear||Intentional Self-injury||Insomnia||Arthralgia||Back Pain||Pyrexia||Fatigue|
|Pollakiuria||Hepatitis Toxic||Pain In Extremity||Pain In Extremity||Insomnia||Fatigue||Dyspnoea|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- 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!
- Can nuvigil (vs adderall) be used simultaneously to help wean off 60mg/day of adderall? (1 answer)
I have been on Adderall 30mg 2x daily for years!! I've had it lowered to 20mg, I've TRIED to go months without it (when not working) however I feel I've built up a tolerance level to the point that it's not as effective as it once was. My personal life has detoured WAY past anything an ADHD medication can possibly help as far as focusing on NEEDED tasks etc. I end up feeling wrapped up in what I'm doing at the moment that my anxiety increases due to all that I haven't been able to accomplish. I take various medications for various reasons, depression, anxiety, bulimia etc., and for the most part the doses have varied based on circumstances and current need at said time of prescription.. MY FAMILY HAS A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, And realizing that I'm already on the highest Adderall dosage scares me (and THEN as I think about it, it makes my heart race!). I've also noticed increased muscle spasms as well as extreme and intense pressure on my jaw (TMJ). MY QUESTION IS: does anyone have any experience LOWERING their Adderall dosage AND adding Nuvigil? The research I've done to date gives me impression that it could help balance out the more extreme effects of Adderall (60mg/day) but that the nuvigil would or could potentially help with the EXTREME exhaustion I feel as Adderall wears off. Some days I just crash, some days I sleep fine and others no matter how hard I tryyyy, I just CAN'T fall asleep, therefore making the next day worse! IDEALLY I'D LIKE TO BE MED FREE, right now I need them, but am hoping maybe I can speak with my doctor to lower Adderall and add Nuvigil to help wean me off the amphetamines as well as lower dosage intake. YES, a lot of the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression are related to current circumstances in my life, however, where I am is not where I want to be or where I'm headed.. Life is a journey, and all my meds have become a part of a journey I never thought I'd find myself taking. I don't want life/meds to define me, or create a me I no longer recognize, because scarily enough that seems to be a common pattern. As I overcome each and every daily obstacle, I also don't want to be "hooked" on my meds or needing "more" to wake up/sleep/function.. I'd like to work on finding a solution towards weaning off my meds NOW, and work my way off slowly, primarily the Adderall. I'm hoping by suggesting to my doctor and showing him my research he may agree (IF ITS EVEN A LOGICAL COMBO, CLEARLY IM NOT A DOCTOR) nuvigil could help me. I've already started taking less of my anti depressants, trazadone and xanax without discussing with doc because he is always busy.. My next appt I want to go in fully prepared with a plan and an overall goal to REDUCE my Adderall dose, but overall, I'm clueless!!! I have no idea what other meds other than nuvigil "could" potentially help if at all. I could be entirely wrong, Anyone with any experience using one vs other or both simultaneously, or anyone with constructive input, PLEASE COMMENT/SHARE!!
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I have been in pain and have suffered for over 7 years with muscle pain with cramping, aching, burning, stinging, pins/needles, weakness, numbness and paralysis, etc. I live with fatigue and utter exhaustion everyday and hate having to take medicine period, but have no choice in the matter. I know that this is something serious..I can feel it. I just have to get the Doctors, to find it...and fix whatever it is that is wrong.
I am trying to find what is the root cause of it all, then I might be able to find some relief.."Lord Willing". I have always been a driven individual and love life. I am a fighter and a survivor, so I will continue forward..until I find a way to the answer.
The pain level stays around 5 or 6 everyday and can be overwhelming at times, but I pray and I find relief for a moment..from The Lord. Grateful to be alive. Just want life to be normal again and to be able, to spend my time with my family that I have missed so much of.
Grace on Oct, 18, 2014:
Sounds like Lyme disease to me. It's in all 50 States.
Was diagnosed with MRSA following neck surgery. I had been on vancomycin 2g twice a day via IV. My trough levels were not reaching "therapeutic" levels so I was switched to Bactrim DS in late July. Wound is still open and painful. About three days ago I noticed blisters on my chest. I had shingles two years ago and these blisters I have now are painfully similar. I'm very concerned that I have shingles again and want to know what impact having MRSA will have on shingles.
Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Xanax (alprazolam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Gabapentin (gabapentin) is often used to treat neuralgia. 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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Xanax is used in:
- Gabapentin is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Xanax alternatives:
- Gabapentin alternatives:
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