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Gabapentin (Systemic)

Brand Names : Neurontin, Novo-Gabapentin, GBP

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects | Additional Information

Category
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Antineuralgic
Description

Gabapentin (GA-ba-pen-tin) is used to help control some types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. This medicine cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to control seizures for as long as you continue to take it.

This medicine is also used to manage a condition called postherpetic neuralgia (pain after “shingles”).

Gabapentin is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form:

    Oral
  • Capsules (U.S. and Canada)
  • Oral Solution (U.S.)
  • Tablets (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Neurontin

In Canada -

  • Neurontin
  • Novo-Gabapentin

Another commonly used name is GBP .


   

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Gabapentin: Before Using



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