- Brand: NeurontinGeneric: Gabapentin
- Brand: GraliseGeneric: Gabapentin Tablets
- Brand: HorizantGeneric: Gabapentin Enacarbil Extended-Release Tablets
- Brand: Lyrica CRGeneric: Pregabalin Extended-Release Tablets
- Brand: LyricaGeneric: Pregabalin
- Brand: LamictalGeneric: Lamotrigine
- Brand: Lamictal XRGeneric: Lamotrigine Extended-Release Tablets
Diseases, Conditions, and Procedures
- PerimenopauseSource: MedicineNet
Perimenopause is a part of a woman's transition into menopause. Symptoms can begin as early as age 44, and may include pain during sex or low sex drive, nausea, weight gain, mood changes, hot flashes, and elevated cholesterol levels. Some herbal supplements may help ease symptoms. Medications may be necessary to treat some women's symptoms.
- AnxietySource: MedicineNet
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) causes symptoms such as dread, worry, and angst. About 9% of people will develop GAD during their lifetime. Get the facts on GAD symptoms, medications, and treatment.
- Natural Remedies for Hot FlashesSource: MedicineNet
Hot flashes are a common symptom in women during menopause. They also in women can cause a lot of discomfort. Especially at night, hot flashes are a common problem during and after menopause. Learn the causes of hot flashes and how to stop hot flashes with natural remedies and other treatments.
- How Do I Get My Sciatic Nerve to Stop Hurting?Source: MedicineNet
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It’s rooted in the lower back and extends through the buttock, providing nerve endings through the leg. Sciatica or sciatic nerve pain starts in the lower back, radiates down the leg. It can be caused by a disk herniation or rupture in the spinal column or other types of nerve impingement.
- Migraine HeadacheSource: MedicineNet
Migraines are a type of headache with signs and symptoms of sensitivity to light, smells or sounds, eye pain, nausea, and vomiting. A migraine aura may precede an attack. Learn migraine triggers, treatments, medications, and home remedies.
- Fabry Disease Source: MedicineNet
Is Fabry disease fatal? Fabry disease is a rare genetic condition that affects mostly males. Symptoms are decreased sweating, fever, small, raised reddish-purple blemishes, burning sensations in the hands, and problems with the gastrointestinal system. Medications can help manage and relieve symptoms, but there's no cure for the disease.
- Lumbar Spinal StenosisSource: MedicineNet
Degenerative arthritis of the spine typically causes lumbar spinal stenosis. Symptoms include lower back pain, weakness, numbness, pain, and loss of sensation in the legs. Read about treatment, surgery, exercise, physical therapy, and prognosis.
- Muscle Pain (Myofascial Pain Syndrome)Source: MedicineNet
Myofascial pain syndrome is characterized by symptoms like muscle pain, spasms, and tenderness. The cause of myofascial pain syndrome is unknown. Learn more about myofascial pain syndrome.
- Alcohol and TeensSource: MedicineNet
Get the facts on teenage drinking and learn the causes, risk factors, symptoms and signs of intoxication, treatment, dangers (alcohol poisoning, alcoholism), and effects.
- Hot FlashesSource: MedicineNet
Hot flashes generally are caused by complex hormonal changes due to menopause in women. Hot flashes are described as feeling like a warmth moving throughout the body that begins with the head; profuse sweating follows. Men and children also suffer from hot flashes caused by medications, cancer, infections, and other health problems.
- What Is Diabetic Neuropathy?Source: MedicineNet
Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of diabetes causing damage to the nerves. Symptoms include intense pain, numbness, or tingling in the part of the body affected by the condition. Diabetic neuropathy treatment can include natural remedies and therapies, diet, and if necessary, medications.
- FibromyalgiaSource: MedicineNet
Fibromyalgia symptoms include sleep disturbances, tender points, and fatigue. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes body-wide muscle pain.
- GastroparesisSource: MedicineNet
Gastroparesis means paralysis of the muscles of the stomach. Gastroparesis results in delayed emptying of food from the stomach into the small intestine. The primary gastroparesis symptoms are nausea and vomiting. Diet modifications may be necessary as part of the treatment.
- How Do You Get Rid of Restless Leg Syndrome?Source: MedicineNet
Restless Leg Syndrome is an uncontrollable urge to twitch and move your legs – especially when sitting or lying down. It isn’t curable and the cause is unclear, but it’s a neurological problem that researchers theorize may result from a lack of iron in the brain or a physiologic problem in processing and using iron. Tobacco, caffeine, and obesity tend to make restless leg syndrome worse.
- Interstitial Cystitis (IC) and Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS)Source: MedicineNet
Interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS) is an inflammatory disease of the bladder that can cause ulceration and bleeding of the bladder's lining and can lead to scarring and stiffening of the bladder. Symptoms of interstitial cystitis vary, but can include pelvic or bladder pain, frequent urination, and urinary urgency.
- Meralgia ParestheticaSource: MedicineNet
Learn about Meralgia Paresthetica - a condition that causes pinching of the nerve that supplies sensation to the outer thigh. Learn about exercises, treatment and causes.
- Panic AttacksSource: MedicineNet
Panic attacks may be a symptom of an anxiety disorder. Symptoms and signs of a panic attack include palpitations, shortness of breath, shaking, and chest pain. Treatment for panic attacks can include medications, avoiding triggers, getting adequate rest, and stress-reducing activities (yoga, exercise, etc.).
- Postherpetic NeuralgiaSource: MedicineNet
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a painful complication of shingles. For the majority of patients who develop PHN, the prognosis is good. Read about medication, prevention, symptoms, and treatment for postherpetic neuralgia.
- Trigeminal NeuralgiaSource: MedicineNet
Trigeminal neuralgia, or facial pain, is caused by inflammation of one of the three parts of the fifth cranial nerve and is caused by tumors, MS, Lyme disease, lupus, sarcoidosis, aneurysms, or compressed blood vessels. Discover trigeminal neuralgia treatment, symptoms, causes, and surgery.
- Mental HealthSource: MedicineNet
Read about mental health, and learn about common types of mental illness, such as anxiety, depression, and behavioral and substance abuse disorders.
- Restless Leg SyndromeSource: MedicineNet
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a medical condition in which there are strong urges to move the legs along with unpleasant symptoms of crawling, tingling, burning, and aching, and leg pain or cramps. The main cause of restless leg syndrome is a problem using iron in the brain or a lack of iron. The goal of RLS treatment is to relieve symptoms, increase the amount and quality of sleep, and treat any underlying medical conditions that may worsen RLS.
- Sciatica PainSource: MedicineNet
Read about sciatica pain treatment, symptoms, causes, therapy, and pain relief. Sciatic nerve irritation causes pain that radiates down the leg from the low back or buttocks.
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) Source: MedicineNet
Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) symptoms include a popping or clicking of the jaw, jaw and/or ear pain, tinnitus, and headaches. Learn how to get relief for your TMJ pain.
- Stiff-Person SyndromeSource: Government
Stiff-Person syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that is often associated with autoimmune conditions such as diabetes, thyroiditis, vitiligo, and pernicious anemia. Symptoms of Stiff-Person syndrome include heightened sensitivity to stimuli and fluctuating muscle rigidity.
- ShinglesSource: MedicineNet
The chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster) causes shingles (herpes zoster), a painful, blistering contagious rash. Get the facts on shingles treatment, symptoms, the vaccine, and the contagious period of this viral infection.
- Neuropathic Pain Source: MedicineNet
What is neuropathic pain? Often associated with neuropathy, neuropathic pain comes from injury to the sensory system. Many conditions can predispose a person to neuropathic pain, including diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, cancer, HIV, stroke, and shingles. Read about treatment options here.
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptoms and TreatmentsSource: MedicineNet
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks nerve tissue in the brain and spinal cord. Learn the causes, medications, early signs, and symptoms. If you have received an MS diagnosis, treatment focuses on controlling symptoms.
- Prescription Anxiety MedicationsSource: RxList
Common anxiety prescriptions are SSRIs, antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and beta-blockers. Learn how they work, types, drug interaction and the side effects of each.
- Seizure MedicationsSource: RxList
Learn about seizure medications, their side effects, a list of common antiseizure medications and their uses.
- New Medication for Alcohol Use Disorder in Clinical TrialsSource: Government
A clinical trial investigating a potential treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) was announced by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The study will assess the safety and efficacy of gabapentin enacarbil (HORIZANT) in extended-release tablets for treating moderate to severe AUD. NIAAA is part of the National Institutes of Health.
- Epilepsy Drug Gabapentin Calms Chronic CoughSource: WebMD Health News
A drug used to treat epilepsy and chronic pain after shingles also appears to be effective for another persistent condition: chronic cough.
- FDA Approves Horizant to Treat Restless Legs SyndromeSource: FDA
On April 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Horizant Extended Release Tablets (gabapentin enacarbil), a once-daily treatment for moderate-to-severe restless legs syndrome (RLS).
- FDA Approves Horizant for Post-Shingles PainSource: WebMD Health News
The FDA has approved a drug currently used for restless leg syndrome to treat a common and painful complication of shingles.
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