Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant medication that may be prescribed by your doctor to relieve or prevent nerve pain. Gabapentin is available as an oral tablet, capsule, solution or suspension, and a long-acting tablet see table below. Another name you may see on the prescription label is Neurontin, Gralise, or Horizant. Gabapentin is used to treat nerve pain due to postherpetic neuralgia pain that occurs after shingles in adults, and as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures in adults and children 3 years of age and older. Gabapentin is only available with a prescription. Ask your pharmacist and follow the instructions shown on the prescription bottle. Initially, you will be started at a low dose in order to minimize side effects and the dose will be increased as tolerated.
Jump to navigation. There is moderate-quality evidence that oral gabapentin at doses of mg daily or more has an important effect on pain in some people with moderate or severe neuropathic pain after shingles or due to diabetes. Neuropathic pain comes from damaged nerves. It is different from pain messages that are carried along healthy nerves from damaged tissue for example, from a fall or cut, or arthritic knee. Neuropathic pain is often treated by different medicines drugs to those used for pain from damaged tissue, which we often think of as painkillers. Medicines that are sometimes used to treat depression or epilepsy can be effective in some people with neuropathic pain. One of these is gabapentin.
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No interactions were found between Arthritis Pain and gabapentin. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider. A total of drugs are known to interact with Arthritis Pain. A total of drugs are known to interact with gabapentin. Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of gabapentin such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment.