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Gabapentin

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Neuropathic Pain Agent Adult

Gabapentin - What is it for

Gabapentin is used to treat neuropathic pain (nerve pain) caused by damage to the nerves. The nerve damage may be due to conditions such as diabetes (diabetic neuropathy) or shingles (postherpetic neuralgia). Gabapentin works by reducing the amount of pain signals coming from damaged or abnormally functioning nerves.

Gabapentin - Additional Information

Read on for more information on Gabapentin as treatment for complex motor disorders in children.

  • Updated on Thursday, June 30, 2016
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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