Last month, Lupin received approval for its gabapentin tablets USP, 600 mg and 800 mg, a generic version of Pfizer Inc.'s Neurontin
Gabapentin, marketed under the brand name Neurontin
, is an anti-convulsant medication that is used primarily to treat seizures, neuropathic pain, and vasomotor symptoms.
Alternatives to opioids have their own drawbacks, for example, gabapentin (sold as Neurontin
) can cause cognitive impairment in certain individuals.
Also known by its brand name, Neurontin
, the drug acts as a sedative.
The court ultimately ruled that because Pfizer's Neurontin
, a "same drug" already on the market, did not have "orphan" status, Depomed did not have to prove clinical superiority in order to gain orphan "designation" secure marketing exclusivity for Gralise.
These include citalopram (Celexa) and escitalopram (Lexapro), venlafaxine (Effexor), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), gabapentin (Neurontin
), and pregabalin (Lyrica).
The treatment provides an alternative for patients who take various medications, including sleep medications, dopaminergic agents, such as amphetamines, anticonvulsants, such as gabapentin (Neurontin
), opioids, such as hydrocodone (Vicodin), or muscle relaxants, such as carisoprodol (Soma), or who must get up in the night and move their legs to relieve symptoms, thus losing sleep.
Two other drug therapies that have been evaluated as potential hot flash treatments: the anti-seizure medication Neurontin
(gabapentin) and the blood pressure drug Catapres (clonidine).
But the inquests heard that Mr Wetherell, a retired managing director and a grandfather, was on medication for epilepsy, Neurontin
, and had "higher than expected" levels of the drug in his system.
Sun City Center, FL, August 01, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Gabapentin (Neurontin
) and pregabalin (Lyrica) are two medications used to treat neuropathic pain and partial seizure.
IN IN RE: NEURONTIN
MARKETING and Sales Practices Litigation, the 1st Circuit ruled April 3 that Pfizer Inc.
The epilepsy medications gabapentin (Neurontin
) also may work for some people with RLS.