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Often used for:
Seizures, migraine headaches, and nerve pain
Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant medicine that can help control seizures. This medicine can also reduce pain due to peripheral neuropathy or other nerve pain.
The dose of gabapentin will gradually be increased until the desired dose is reached. It can take several days for gabapentin to start working.
This medicine is available in regular and extended-release form. Follow dosing instructions carefully.
May be taken as a tablet or capsule by mouth
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
Not all patients who take gabapentin will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.