- Are Cogentin and Neurontin the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Cogentin?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Neurontin?
- What Is Cogentin?
- What Is Neurontin?
- What drugs interact with Cogentin?
- What drugs interact with Neurontin?
- How Should Cogentin Be Taken?
- How Should Neurontin Be Taken?
Are Cogentin and Neurontin the Same Thing?
Neurontin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children who are at least 12 years old. Neurontin is also used to treat nerve pain caused by shingles (herpes zoster).
Side effects of Cogentin that are different from Neurontin include headache, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach upset, sleeplessness, trembling of the hands, numbness in your fingers, nervousness, excitability, dry mouth, or increased sensitivity to light.
Side effects of Neurontin that are different from Cogentin include unsteadiness, lack of coordination, difficulty speaking, viral infections, tremors, fever, unusual eye movements, jerky movements, mood or behavior changes, or anxiety.
Both Cogentin and Neurontin may interact with alcohol or other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicines, sedatives, narcotics, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicines for seizures, depression, or anxiety).
Cogentin may also interact with amantadine, glycopyrrolate, mepenzolate, diuretics (water pills), potassium supplements, antidepressants, atropine, belladonna, dimenhydrinate, meclizine, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bladder or urinary medications, bronchodilators, irritable bowel medications, medicines to treat Alzheimer's dementia, or medicines to treat psychiatric disorders.
Neurontin may also interact with antacids.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Cogentin?
Side effects of Cogentin include:
- loss of appetite,
- stomach upset,
- vision changes,
- trembling of the hands,
- numbness in your fingers,
- memory problems,
- dry mouth,
- double vision, or
- increased sensitivity to light.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Neurontin?
Common side effects of Neurontin include:
- memory loss,
- lack of coordination,
- difficulty speaking,
- viral infections,
- double vision,
- unusual eye movements, and
- jerky movements.
What Is Cogentin?
What Is Neurontin?
Neurontin is a prescription medicine used to treat:
What Drugs Interact With Cogentin?
Cogentin may interact with alcohol, other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety), amantadine, glycopyrrolate, mepenzolate, diuretics (water pills), potassium supplements, antidepressants, atropine, belladonna, dimenhydrinate, meclizine, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bladder or urinary medications, bronchodilators, irritable bowel medications, medicines to treat Alzheimer's dementia, or medicines to treat psychiatric disorders. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Cogentin; it is unknown if it will harm a fetus. It is unknown if Cogentin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
What Drugs Interact With Neurontin?
Do Not take Neurontin if you are allergic to gabapentin or any of the other ingredients in Neurontin. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in Neurontin.
Do not drink alcohol or take other medicines that make you sleepy or dizzy while taking Neurontin without first talking with your healthcare provider. Taking Neurontin with alcohol or drugs that cause sleepiness or dizziness may make your sleepiness or dizziness worse. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how Neurontin affects you. Neurontin can slow your thinking and motor skills.
Taking Neurontin with certain other medicines can cause side effects or affect how well they work. Do not start or stop other medicines without talking to your healthcare provider.
How Should Cogentin Be Taken?
Cogentin usual adult dose ranges from 0.5 - 6 mg/day in 1-2 divided doses.
How Should Neurontin Be Taken?
Take Neurontin exactly as prescribed. Your healthcare provider will tell you how much Neurontin to take.
Do not change your dose of Neurontin without talking to your healthcare provider.
If you take Neurontin tablets and break a tablet in half, the unused half of the tablet should be taken at your next scheduled dose. Half tablets not used within 28 days of breaking should be thrown away. Take Neurontin capsules with water.
Neurontin tablets can be taken with or without food. If you take an antacid containing aluminum and magnesium, such as Maalox®, Mylanta®, Gelusil®, Gaviscon®, or Di-Gel®, you should wait at least 2 hours before taking your next dose of Neurontin.
If you take too much Neurontin, call your healthcare provider or your local Poison Control Center right away at 1-800-222-1222.
How Should Pamelor Be Taken?
Pamelor is administered orally in the form of capsules or liquid. Lower than usual dosages are recommended for elderly patients and adolescents.
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