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Gabapentin, Neurontin

Description

Gabapentin is a GABA antagonist used for the treatment of epilepsy and to relieve pain, especially neuropathic pain.

Action

anticonvulsant, GABA antagonist

Indications

partial seizures,

Side Effects

amblyopia, amnesia, anorexia, anxiety, arthralgia, asthenia, ataxia, back pain, blurred vision, constipation, depression, diplopia, dizziness, drowsiness, dysarthria, dyspepsia, fatigue, flatulence, gingivitis, glossitis, hypertension, impotence, leukemia, malaise, nystagmus, paresthesias, pharyngitis, pruritus, purpura, rhinitis, tremor, vertigo, weight gain, xerostomia,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions


Negative interactions:

Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo leaves contain small amounts of a natural nerve toxin.

Glutamine
Glutamine forms glutamate which acts as a neurotransmitter.

Grapefruit juice
Grapefruit juice slows the breakdown of several drugs, including carbamezapine.

Ipriflavone
Ipriflavone - inhibits breakdown of carbamezapine and phenytoin, may cause toxic build up

Sedative herbs (Kava, Valerian, Hops)
Sedative herbs may add to depressant side-effect of anticonvulsants.

Niacinamide
Nicotinamide (Niacinamide) increases levels of carbamezapine and primidone, which may cause a toxic build up.

St JohnÕs Wort and Dong Quai
St JohnÕs Wort and Dong Quai may add to side effect of sun sensitivity.

Vitamin A
Valproic acid may interfere with the ability to handle vitamin A (beta carotene is fine).

White willow
High doses of aspirin increases phenytoin levels and toxicity. White willow contains salicylates (theoretical effect).

Folate
High levels of folate may increase breakdown of phenytoin (which may cause excess seizures)


Mixed interactions:

Biotin
Anticonvulsants may deplete biotin by competeing for absorption. Take at different times of the day.

Folate
Anticonvulsants deplete folate.


Positive interactions:

Calcium
Anticonvulsants impair calcium absorption. Take at different times of the day.

Carnitine
Anticonvulsants (especially valproic acid) deplete carnitine.

Vitamin D
Anticonvulsants may interfere with vitamin D activity and cause deficiency.

Vitamin K
Anticonvulsants speed up breakdown of vitamin K, leading to deficiency and bleeding.

What's your next step?

The next step, after you have been diagnosed with a disease, is to find out what is the specific cause, and then choose supplements that address it. Phone consults are my specialty. Please call my at (239) 659-2684 to schedule a consultation.

The choice is yours

I recommend that you make an informed choice, and the goal of this web site is to provide you with the information to make a wise choice when it comes to your health and wellness.

As you can see, I don't sell any vitamins on this web site. There are thousands of vitamin stores that will sell you whatever vitamin you want, and many of them offer discounts.

If you are interested in some high-quality basic nutritional supplements, I recommend visiting the Store You will find my recommendations for a multiple, tasty chewable fiber wafers, high-potency probiotics, and fish oils.

Good luck in your journey towards health and wellness!!

Why don't you tell me what vitamins to take for this disease?

Unfortunately, that would be a clear violation of FDA regulations. Also, one of the most important aspect of naturopathy is: "Treat the person, not the disease". This is a profound statement, and many people have spent thousands of dollars on vitamins listed in books or web sites for a specific disease. This is what I call "vending machine medicine". It rarely works! The solution is to find a naturopathic physician, such as myself, to assist you.


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