Gralise Addiction and Abuse

Gralise is a medication that eases the pain that is a result of damage to your nerves. This medication is classified as an anti-seizure or anti-epileptic drug. Anti-seizure medications work by stopping the processes of certain neurons in your brain, to block pain receptors or stop a seizure from occurring.

Gralise comes in three different forms of an oral tablet. Immediate-release, sustained-release, and enacarbil sustained-release tablets all absorb differently into the body. Your doctor will prescribe the proper form of Gralise depending on your condition and how your body responds to treatment. Never change your dosage or form of Gralise medication unless directed by your doctor, as this can lead to serious and sometimes fatal side effects.

Gralise is used to treat nerve pain — typically after a person has developed shingles — as well as a method of preventing seizures. This is an oral medication that is usually taken once a day, at a dosage your doctor deems appropriate to treat your condition. Always take Gralise as directed by your physician, as taking a larger dosage or more medication than needed can lead to adverse side effects.

Your doctor will monitor your condition the first few weeks of Gralise to see if the medication is having an overall positive impact on your health. Do not stop taking Gralise without the advisement of your doctor, as this can worsen your current condition and even result in withdrawal.

Like any other type of medication, misusing your Gralise can result in severe side effects. Contact your doctor if you experience any serious symptoms, such as swelling of your extremities, shallow breathing, swollen lymph nodes, fever, excessive dizziness or rash. These serious symptoms may indicate a serious allergic reaction.

Although Gralise is not known to be extremely addictive, using your prescription in combination with other medications can be extremely dangerous. Having trouble breathing or fainting are signs of an overdose, and you should seek medical attention right away if you experience these symptoms. If you believe your Gralise use is spiraling out of control, contact us today to learn more about the recovery process. We can help you make sobriety your reality.

Some side effects of taking Gralise are common and do not usually require any medical attention. These minor side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness or loss of coordination. Patients that take Gralise to prevent seizures may experience worsening depression or suicidal thoughts. If you experience any sudden changes in mood, contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Consuming any other substances that induce drowsiness while taking Gralise may result in serious side effects and should be avoided. Muscle relaxants and narcotic pain relievers can be especially dangerous to combine with Gralise, and using these medications simultaneously can result in severe side effects or fatality. Using this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor can reduce the chance of adverse effects or becoming dependent any substance.

Gralise addiction doesn’t have to control your life any longer. Substance use disorder can’t be defeated alone, and we are here to help. Visit our website or call us toll-free at 855-548-9825. We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, and we look forward to being a big part of your recovery.