Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain.
The Horizant brand is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS).
The Neurontin brand is also used to treat seizures in adults and children who are at least 3 years old.
Gabapentin is used for :
- Control certain types of epileptic seizures (resulting from attacks of shingles, and restless less syndrome);
- Nerver pain and Nerve damage. A lot of patients are taking it for diabetic nerve pain.
- Treat addictions to narcotics, such as cocaine or methadone;
- Treat alcohol addiction (In Reasearch );
What Diseases can Gabapentin be treated ?
By Drugs.com, Gabapentin Can be used for a lot of Nerve Pain related health conditions.
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A lot of Patients use Gabapentin (Neurontin) to treat Hot Flashes, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Migraine, Insomnia, Restless Legs Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic Pain. Fe patients use gabapentin to treat Pruritus, Cough, Occipital Neuralgia, Benign Essential Tremor, ement Disorder, Spondylolisthesis, Burning Mouth Syndrome, Pudendal Neuralgia, Small Fiber Neuropathy.
But most patients are using Gabapentin to treat all kinds of pains and migraine. It depends on the patients. Please write your reviews on it.
If you concerned about the long-term effects of taking gabapentin, talk to your doctor about reducing your dose on a tapered schedule so that you can avoid withdrawal symptoms. Common withdrawal symptoms can occur during acute detoxification and include:
- temporary increase in seizure symptoms