Upsides of Taking Gabapentin

Upsides of Taking Gabapentin

  • 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.