Brand Name(s): Gralise, Horizant, Neurontin
Drug Class: Anticonvulsant / Antiepileptic
Treats: Epilepsy, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Shingles, Herpes, RLS
Gabapentin is a drug used in the treatment of seizures, neuropathic pain, anxiety disorders and restless leg syndrome. The drug works by inhibiting the neurotransmitter GABA, the principal inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Common side effects with gabapentin include drowsiness, headache, anxiety and nausea. It increases the risk of suicidal ideation in a small number of patients.
Gabapentin is a drug that prevents and controls seizures. It is an anticonvulsant or anti-epileptic medicine. Gabapentin works by reducing seizure activities in the brain to restore normal brain function. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are responsible for causing seizures. In adult patients, Gabapentin can be used for the treatment of nerve pain which is mostly caused by shingles (herpes zoster).
Patients who are allergic to Gabapentin or any of its ingredients should not use it. You will experience drowsiness, loss of coordination after using this drug but they are just some of the common side effects. Gabapentin is mostly supplied in the form of an oral solution, tablets and capsules and should be administered orally.