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How Can I Get Memantine And Gabapentin For Nystagmus Eye Condition?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:56 pm
by thorndike
i read on a google search the Memantine and gabapentin can help with nystagmus, can my doctor prescribe this? or how should i go about getting it... any help is great!
thanks!

How Can I Get Memantine And Gabapentin For Nystagmus Eye Condition?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:05 pm
by Jeston
First, confirm that your primary care physician has diagnosed the underlying cause of your nystagmus.

Nystagmus is a clinical finding, not a disease. There are several different potential causes and underlying diseases, some very serious.

You don't want to treat a symptom and ignore the cause.

Once the diagnosis and treatment have been addressed, if the nystagmus continues, ask your physician for a referral to a neurologist. They are best qualified to recommend treatment... and, yes, nerve modifies like Neurontin (gabapentin) may help. There are many other options.

Namenda (memantine) is still in trials for this use. It is unproven.

How Can I Get Memantine And Gabapentin For Nystagmus Eye Condition?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:06 pm
by bridgeley
Yes, you would need a prescription from a physician.

Memantine (US brand name Namenda) and gabapentin (brand name Neurontin) are both prescription only drugs.