Is Neurontin an Nsaid?
on 1/22/10 9:07 pm - Tuvalu
Now don't get me wrong..you have every right to ask this question here and to accept the word of a stranger--or a bunch of strangers--and make this health decision based on that.
OR, you could google the word and follow links to RELIABLE sources (pfizer, who makes the drug, or web md or the new york times) of information and see what the consensus is. That would be the safer route.
Aspirin (Anacin, Ascriptin, Bayer, Bufferin, Ecotrin, Excedrin)
Choline and magnesium salicylates (CMT, Tricosal, Trilisate)
Choline salicylate (Arthropan)
Diclofenac potassium (Cataflam)
Diclofenac sodium (Voltaren, Voltaren XR)
Diclofenac sodium with misoprostol (Arthrotec)
Etodolac (Lodine, Lodine XL)
Fenoprofen calcium (Nalfon)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Motrin IB, Nuprin)
Indomethacin (Indocin, Indocin SR)
Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Orudis KT, Oruvail)
Magnesium salicylate (Arthritab, Bayer Select, Doan's Pills, Magan, Mobidin, Mobogesic)
Meclofenamate sodium (Meclomen)
Mefenamic acid (Ponstel)
Naproxen (Naprosyn, Naprelan*)
Naproxen sodium (Aleve, Anaprox)
Salsalate (Amigesic, Anaflex 750, Disalcid, Marthritic, Mono-Gesic, Salflex, Salsitab)
Sodium salicylate (various generics)
Tolmetin sodium (Tolectin)
Note: Some products, such as Excedrin, are combination drugs (Excedrin is acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine).
Note that acetaminophen (Paracetamol; Tylenol) is not on this list. Acetaminophen belongs to a class of drugs called analgesics (pain relievers) and antipyretics (fever reducers). The exact mechanism of action of acetaminophen is not known. Acetaminophen relieves pain by elevating the pain threshold, that is, by requiring a greater amount of pain to develop before it is felt by a person. It reduces fever through its action on the heat-regulating center of the brain. Specifically, it tells the center to lower the body's temperature when the temperature is elevated. Acetaminophen relieves pain in mild arthritis but has no effect on the underlying inflammation, redness and swelling of the joint.
Paracetamol, unlike other common analgesics such as aspirin and ibuprofen, has no anti-inflammatory properties, and so it is not a member of the class of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs.
* Naproxen Sodium
" Naprelan contains naproxen sodium, a member of the arylacetic acid group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)"
"The chemical name for naproxen sodium is 2-naphthaleneacetic acid, 6-methoxy-a-methyl-sodium salt, (S)."
Here's a link to the Wikipedia page: Click here!
I don't see it cited anywhere as an NSAID. My husband tells me that he took it for a few months and gained 80 lbs, so be careful. Also, look over the risks on the Wiki page I sent you to.
Gabapentin (brand name Neurontin) is a GABA analogue. It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and currently, gabapentin is widely used to relieve pain, especially neuropathic pain.
Proud mama of Mischa and Gabriel, both born post-op.
OF NOTE: If you happen to have reflux/GERD before surgery, there's a chance it may get a bit worse after, make SURE that you tell not only your MD, but if you ever have any other surgeries, TELL THE SURGEON AND THE ANESTHESIA PERSON. Why?? Because they usually lie you flat on a table for surgery and if even with an endotracial tube in you might aspirate stomach contents into your lungs where it's NOT supposed to go.
There is a medication they can give you immediately before surgery BY MOUTH, to neutralize and further stop gastric secretion during any surgery. You really can't tell too many people things in hospitals these days. I'd much rather be called "silly" for telling each person who I came in contact with IN THE OR, then be on a ventilator or dead.
I wear a pretty 14 kt dog tag necklace charm that has a RED cross emblem on one side and says: SEE WALLET~Gastric Bypass Patient engraved on it. I keep allergies, when I had the surgery, what type it is, any complications in my wallet behind my driver's license so it can't be missed. As a ER RN we really DO look for things in people's wallets when they come in unconscious as we work on them. One person is dedicated to doing that you YOU stay safe.
I wish you the best post op and in your life! If I were you, I'd call him prior to the surgery and have him call the surgeon, as you will need Neurontin post op. It is my understanding that current thinking is that any "brain chemical" shouldn't be suddenly stopped, but tapered down if you are stopping it.
Well. I took it while pregnant and did not experience anything over what they didn't already expect.
CAUTION when doing this though, depending on your medication needs, you may not go back on all of them post surgery so I suggest you check with the doc's to see what you will likely keep and what you will not in order to avoid spending money on unnecessary Prescriptions.
on 1/23/10 5:22 am - winnipeg, Canada
I have been on the neurotin for years and it has controled my pain and discomfort well. Take to your doctor or nurse if you have more questions. IT is not a NSAID. I have been off my NSAID since before surgery and have been fine. Massages are also another good option for pain control.
Hope this helps.
Some of us have to have them.
Proud mama of Mischa and Gabriel, both born post-op.
My own family MD, AND a colleague, insisted that LODINE was NOT a NSAID & I took it. Three days later I had a GI bleed of my tiny pouch>>>GRRRRR! Had to be admitted to ICU. I still told EVERY MD who walked in, I HAVE HAD GASTRIC BYPASS SURGEY, to make sure they knew WHICH procedure and WHY I was upset. If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone. (and I did look up the Lodine as it was new at the time and no info avail in 1998 online that fast-plus it was probably the size of my fairly new pouch).
At this time, MDs are more knowledgible about gastric bypass surgeries, but I still say DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK...the internet is a wonderful thing!