Gabapentin Withdrawal and Tapering Help
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Gabapentin can lead to physical dependence and cause withdrawal symptoms similar to benzodiazepines. Gabapentin should not be stopped abruptly or rapidly tapered. Our NonProfit has been helping people safely withdraw for 15 Years. Contact the Prescription Drug Experts for help!
Real Results for Gabapentin Dependency
The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Gabapentin while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. We eliminate Interaction items to help make Gabapentin withdrawal more comfortable. Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Gabapentin correctly. The success of our program is due to our unmatched service and unique mentoring approach. We are the experts. Gabapentin can be dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering. Read program FAQ's
We are experts that specialize in prescription drug withdrawals.
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- Debbie (California, USA) - Neurontin (Gabapentin)
Key Components of Our In-Home Program
- Skilled Experts guiding you throughout the process
- Assessment at the onset to determine gameplan (a $400 value)
- *Nutraceuticals specially formulated to help ease symptoms, these are utilized throughout the whole process
- Unlike herbs and many vitamins, our nutraceuticals will not interact medications
- 24/7 discussion board with encouraging members and knowledgeable mentors
- Recommendations for addressing issues
- Experienced team of committed experts with 15 years experience
Break Free Today
At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 15 years helping people taper off prescription medications correctly. With customized withdrawal rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to come off Gabapentin, once and for all, from the comfort of your home. Read program FAQs.
" I owe it all to you, and everyone else at Point of Return. Thank you for all your hard work, and your perseverance, and your blood, sweat, and tears. I can promise you, that it is all worth it! I am forever grateful, and I will never stop telling people about Point of Return." - Helen F. (New York, USA) more...
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Gabapentin (Neurontin) was discovered by Gerhard Satzinger for Parke-Davis’ German Labs while searching for a drug molecule that targeted GABA. GABA was known to be the targeted neurotransmitter for benzodiazepines but since it could not cross the blood brain barrier, Satzinger synthesized Gabapentin by incorporating GABA into a ring that could pass from blood to brain. Pfizer obtained Gabapentin in 2000. The drug was initially expected to make no more than $500,000 but by 2001 sales exceeded $1.2 billion.
Gabapentin affects GABA, the most calming neurotransmitter of the human body and post marketing reports have shown there is a potential of abuse, dependency and withdrawal symptoms. Pfizer does recognize that Gabapentin can cause withdrawal symptoms and states, “There are rare postmarketing reports of individuals experiencing withdrawal symptoms shortly after discontinuing higher than recommended doses of gabapentin used to treat illnesses for which the drug is not approved. Such symptoms included agitation, disorientation and confusion after suddenly discontinuing gabapentin that resolved after restarting gabapentin.”
The demand for Gabapentin was limited since it was only approved for partial seizures, and Parke-Davis defrauded the government by encouraging doctors to write prescriptions for Neurontin for uses other than approved (off-label) and then seek Medicaid reimbursement. While doctors can prescribe a drug for off-label uses, a drug company is not allowed to promote or market a prescription drug for a medical condition without first proving it is safe and effective to the FDA. The fine that Pfizer paid was the second largest in U.S. history.
Because Gabapentin can cause feelings of calm, relaxation and euphoria, both tolerance to the drug and withdrawal symptoms can occur. Pregabalin is the EU version of Gabapentin and in 2010 Pregalalin was listed as a new recreational psychoactive substance.
It is recommended to slowly taper Gabapentin to minimize withdrawal symptoms. Gabapentin is often given for Benzodiazepine withdrawal and must be tapered in a similar manner. Our nonprofit has been helping people safely withdraw from Gabapentin for over 14 years. We can also help you.
*While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice.
*The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products and labels mentioned / sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.
* Testimonial results may vary person to person.
*The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent.
*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...