May be used in addition to other medication to reduce seizure frequency in adults and children aged three and older with partial-onset seizures.
May be used in the management of postherpetic neuralgia (persistent nerve pain following Shingles infection) in adults.
Gabapentin enacarbil (brand name Horizant) may be used to relieve restless legs syndrome (RLS) or nerve pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia. This prodrug of gabapentin only requires once-daily dosing.
Gabapentin is available as a generic; however, not all generics are interchangeable with some branded versions of gabapentin.
Gabapentin may be used off-label (this means for an indication that has not been approved by the FDA but may still have a place in therapy) for some other indications such as fibromyalgia, persistent hiccups, migraine prevention, and hot flashes.