Gabapentin--Lyrica--Horizant?

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wantok
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Gabapentin--Lyrica--Horizant?

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Anyone heard of anyone who got depressed on both gabapentin and lyrica, NOT get depressed on Horizant? (I know we are all different.)

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Re: Gabapentin--Lyrica--Horizant?

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I doubt if anyone who got depressed on gabapentin would want to try Horizant. It is a pro-drug of gabapentin that becomes gabapentin in the body, so I don't imagine it would behave much differently. It was developed to deal with the erratic absorption of gabapentin, so consistency of effect would be the main difference.

I doubt a doctor would prescribe Horizant to someone who had become depressed on gabapentin. But maybe I'm wrong.
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