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NEURONTIN WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS & INFO / HELP WITH NATURAL NEURONTIN TAPER

Neurontin In-Home Withdrawal and Tapering Program

Neurontin is an anticonvulsant medication first discover in Japan in the 1970s. Neurontin is used off-label as a muscle relaxer, anti-spasmodic and for neural pain control. Neurontin freely passes the blood-brain barrier and exerts its action on the neurotransmitter GABA and therefore can cause dependency. [1 Gabapentin freely passes the blood-brain barrier and exerts its action on the neurotransmitter GABA and therefore can cause dependency. [2]

Neurontin is the trade name for Gabapentin.  Neurontin is not considered a drug of abuse but it can cause both physical and psychological dependence due to the alteration of GABA. [3] Doctors have raised concern about Neurontin's involvement in overdoses and Paul Earley, an addictionologist and board member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine has stated, "We need to rethink how we prescribe drugs we once assumed were safe."

It is critical to do a slow Neurontin taper, but dependence Neurontin places extreme demands on your body and nervous system. Point of Return implements slow reduction schedules and specifically designed nutraceuticals to support the body's unique needs during a Neurontin taper to reduce Neurontin withdrawal symptoms. Let our experts guide you on the correct taper rates, we have helped people in 78 countries and are here to help you too.*

SIGNS OF NEURONTIN DEPENDENCE

The obvious indicators of Neurontin dependence are physical, including confusion or disorientation, dizziness, extreme sleepiness, lethargy, showed and shallow breathing. [4]  If you have difficulty reducing your dose of Neurontin, it is an indication your nervous system has adapted to the drug. Once Neurontin dependence has occurred, it is critical to follow a slow Neurontin taper schedule to minimize the Neurontin withdrawal symptoms.  Many find that even with a gradual taper the Neurontin withdrawal symptoms are debilitating, which is why we implement the use of nutraceuticals to both diminish the withdrawal symptoms and assist in the healing of the receptors.* 


WHAT IS NEURONTIN WITHDRAWAL LIKE? 

Neurontin Withdrawal is a cluster of symptoms that can interfere with all aspects of life.  Neurontin Withdrawal can cause anxiety, nausea, dizziness, insomnia, nightmares, prickling of the skin, flu-like symptoms and many others. [5]  Neurontin withdrawal symptoms can begin by missing one dose or even through a dose reduction. [6]  Neurontin withdrawal can be minimized so the Neurontin taper is more comfortable.  Our nonprofit has helped people in 78 countries, contact us for help to Neurontin.*



NEURONTIN WITHDRAWAL HELP - gettING OFF NATURALLY


For over 17 years, Point of Return 501(c)3 nonprofit, has helped people all over the world with safely weaning off Neurontin. Our Neurontin withdrawal program is a proven holistic approach that allows you to step down on Neurontin with a slow Neurontin taper while minimizing Neurontin withdrawal symptoms with proven, specifically designed nutraceuticals that will not interact, yet provide needed relief.  Your Neurontin tapering program is done under the guidance of Our Team, Your Physician, and Pharmacist and allows you to taper off Neurontin in smaller reduction amounts that are not produced by the pharmaceutical companies.  Our Pre-Taper is for Neurontin symptom relief - you will not wean Neurontin until you feel better.  This is where our advanced nutraceuticals are critical to the Neurontin withdrawal process.  We understand the unique demands placed on the body and nervous system by Neurontin.  Point of Return provides healthy, proven, Drug-Free strategies to help ease Neurontin withdrawal symptoms while supporting your well being.*

Each program is individualize based on your particular circumstance.  We email an assessment after purchasing the program, which allows us to uniquely customize each program and tailor specific needs.  Factors we assess are age; length of time on the Neurontin; other medications; health challenges; life stressors; drug/drug, dug/herb, drug/vitamin interactions.  No need to go through Neurontin withdrawal alone, work with our Prescription Drug Experts.*


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NEURONTIN WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • blurred vision
  • constipation
  • weight gain 
  • or trouble urinating
  • myocardial infarction
  • arrhythmia
  • hypotension
  • hypertension
  • palpitation
  • tachycardia
  • coma
  • seizures
  • hallucinations; delusions
  • confused states; disorientation
  • incoordination
  • tremors
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • abnormal involuntary movements
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • dysarthria
  • disturbed concentratio
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • restlessness
  • nightmares
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion
  • tinnitus
  • hyperpyrexia
  • urinary retention
  • dilation of urinary tract
  • constipation
  • blurred vision
  • increased ocular pressure
  • skin rash
  • urticarial
  • edema of face and tongue
  • bone marrow depression
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • anorexia
  • stomatitis; peculiar taste
  • diarrhea
  • black tongue
  • testicular swelling
  • breast enlargement – female
  • increased or decreased libido
  • impotence
  • elevation and lowering of blood sugar levels
  • alopecia
  • weight gain or loss
  • urinary frequency
  • increased perspiration*

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NEURONTIN WITHDRAWAL TIMELINE

Neurontin withdrawal can begin within a few hours of missing or reducing a dose, but the majority felt Neurontin withdrawal within 12 hours after the missing dose. A timeframe of 24-48 hours is generally when the severity of the withdrawal symptoms intensify. The common Neurontin withdrawal symptoms are sweating, gastrointestinal symptoms, tremors, insomnia, anxiety, an increase in blood pressure and pain, and tremors. While dependence to Neurontin is considered rare, our nonprofit has found that a previous history of benzodiazepine use can increase the Neurontin dependence risk. If you want help to safely taper Neurontin, please contact our experts.*

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NEURONTIN WITHDRAWAL SUCCESS STORIES


Debbie - Neurontin Taper Success Story

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Debbie (Neurontin Withdrawal Success Story)


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NEURONTIN WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS, SIDE EFFECTS AND ADVERSE REACTIONS ( link | pdf ) 
NEURONTIN HISTORY AND INFO  ( link | pdf ) 
NEURONTIN REFERENCES AND FDA INFO ( link | pdf )
NEURONTIN WITHDRAWAL HELP (link)

    WHAT IS NEURONTIN?

     

    Neurontin (Gabapentin) 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 (Neurontin) 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. 

    Neurontin 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 (Neurontin) 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 Neurontin 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 Neurontin can cause feelings of calm, relaxation and euphoria, both tolerance to the drug and withdrawal symptoms can occur. Pregabalin is the EU version of Neurontin and in 2010 Pregalalin was listed as a new recreational psychoactive substance. 

    It is recommended to slowly taper Neurontin to minimize withdrawal symptoms.  Neurontin is often given for Benzodiazepine withdrawal and must be tapered in a similar manner.  Our nonprofit has been helping people safely withdraw from Neurontin for 15 years. We can also help you.

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    Dene - Neurontin Taper Success Story

    “ I am proud of my accomplishment, completely and entirely due to you, your team and your withdrawal program

    —Dene (Neurontin Withdrawal Success Story)

    NEURONTIN SIDE EFFECTS AND ADVERSE REACTIONS 

     

    NEURONTIN SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: 

    Blurry vision or double vision, dizziness, headache, uncontrollable shaking of a body part, rash, anxiety, memory problems, uncontrollable eye movements, fatigue, coordination problems, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth, heartburn, increased appetite and weight gain, fever, pain in the ears, back and joints, itchy, red dyes, flu-like symptoms, suicidal thoughts or behavior, acting on risky impulses, panic attacks, aggressive and violent behavior, mania (abnormally excited, frenzied mood)  

    NEURONTIN ADVERSE REACTIONS MAY INCLUDE: per PDR   

    Severe: suicidal ideation, teratogenesis, anaphylactoid reactions, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS, angioedema, erythema multiforme, rhabdomyolysis  

    Moderate: ataxia, peripheral edema, nystagmus, hostility, blurred vision, constipation, amblyopia, impaired cognition, amnesia, dysarthria, peripheral vasodilation, dystonic reaction, conjunctivitis, hyperglycemia, withdrawal, tolerance, choreoathetosis, depression, involuntary movements, confusion, memory impairment, hepatitis, dyspnea, hypertension, dehydration, jaundice, hyponatremia, eosinophilia 

    Mild: dizziness, drowsiness, headache,fatigue, asthenia, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, tremor, diarrhea, diplopia, weight gain, lethargy, libido decrease, back pain, irritability, vertigo, appetite stimulation, dyspepsia, anorexia, xerostomia, flatulence, cough, rhinitis, infection, pharyngitis, rash, emotional lability, restlessness, fever, skin irritation 

    NEURONTIN CONTRAINDICATIONS: per PDR:    

    Depression, suicidal ideation

    In January 2008, the FDA alerted healthcare professionals of an increased risk of suicidal ideation and behavior in patients receiving anticonvulsants to treat epilepsy, psychiatric disorders, or other conditions (e.g., migraine, neuropathic pain). This alert followed an initial request by the FDA in March 2005 for manufacturers of marketed anticonvulsants to provide data from existing controlled clinical trials for analysis. Prior to this request, preliminary evidence had suggested a possible link between anticonvulsant use and suicidality. The primary analysis consisted of 199 placebo-controlled clinical studies with a total of 27,863 patients in drug treatment groups and 16,029 patients in placebo groups (>= 5 years of age). There were 4 completed suicides among patients in drug treatment groups versus none in the placebo groups. Patients receiving anticonvulsants had approximately twice the risk of suicidal behavior or ideation as patients receiving placebo (0.43% vs. 0.24%, respectively; RR 1.8, 95% CI: 1.2—2.7). The relative risk for suicidality was higher in patients with epilepsy compared to those with other conditions; however, the absolute risk differences were similar in trials for epilepsy and psychiatric indications. Age was not a determining factor. The increased risk of suicidal ideation and behavior was observed between 1 and 24 weeks after therapy initiation. However, a longer duration of therapy should not preclude the possibility of an association to the drug since most studies included in the analysis did not continue beyond 24 weeks. Data were analyzed from drugs with adequately designed clinical trials including carbamazepine, felbamate, gabapentin, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, oxcarbazepine, pregabalin, tiagabine, topiramate, valproate, and zonisamide. However, this is considered to be a class effect. All patients beginning treatment with anticonvulsants or currently receiving such treatment should be closely monitored for emerging or worsening depression or suicidal thoughts/behavior. Patients and caregivers should be informed of the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors and should be advised to immediately report the emergence or worsening of depression, the emergence of suicidal thoughts or behavior, thoughts of self-harm, or other unusual changes in mood or behavior. Anticonvulsants should be prescribed in the smallest quantity consistent with good patient management in order to reduce the risk of overdose. 

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    NEURONTIN TECHNICAL DATA AND REFERENCES

     

    PubMed.gov has documented cases of Gabapentin withdrawal and had this conclusion: 

    Neurontin (Gabapentin) is widely utilized currently for the chronic treatment of recalcitrant migraines, bipolar illness, pain, and epilepsy. It has a wide therapeutic index with few side effects and drug interactions, is not hepatically metabolized, and is excreted by the kidneys. Past reports have suggested that some withdrawal symptoms can present after 1-2 days upon abrupt discontinuation of Neurontin (Gabapentin) after chronic use within young to middle-aged patients. These symptoms mimic that of alcohol and benzodiazepine withdrawal purportedly due to a similar mechanism of action. Unique to this case is that this geriatric patient developed debilitating withdrawal symptoms after a gradual, week-long taper of Neurontin (Gabapentin) along with flu-like symptoms. It is proposed herein that a Neurontin (Gabapentin) taper should follow a course similar to that of a benzodiazepine taper -- slowly and over a period of weeks to months.

    DISCLAIMER:

    *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/info 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. 

    *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 throughout. 

    *This program is not meant to cure or prevent any disease or illness. 

    *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 throughout the process. More..