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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience Podiatry
Nerves: It is an anti seizure medication commonly used for neuropathy.
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Gabapentin : Gabapentin is used to treat partial seizures, pain related to post herpetic neuralgia as well as neuropathic pain. While it does modulate the activit ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes it is and it can be very effective in many instances.
Dr. John Corwin
46 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It's an especially useful pain medication because unlike opiate pain medications, one does not develop physical dependence on gabapentin. This means i ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Variety of uses: Gabapentin has been used for epileptic seizures, trigeminal neuralgia, post-herpetic neuralgia, peripheral nerve pain, fibromyalgia, and even bipolar ... Read More
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Dr. Ashley Bone
16 years experience Psychiatry
Numerous uses: Originally used for the treatment of seizures. Gabapentin has also been used to treat nerve pain. In addition, it has been used in the mental health ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Sometimes: There are reports of Gabapentin being used to treat migraine, but it is not approved by the fda for that purpose.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Gabapentin: Is ususually not a treatment for depression and if used is usually added on medication. As far the dose it depends on the severity of u symptoms and ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Sciatica: Gabapentin is one of the drugs we use and it can be used alone or in combination with other medications.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hsiao
39 years experience Psychiatry
Neurontin (gabapentin): Is an anticonvulsant that is also used for neuropathic pain.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve pain med: Gabapentin (aka neurontin) is a medication used for neuropathic pain (such as diabetic neuropathy). The 800 is the dose in milligrams.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Good Question: Most substances to be addictive must be shown to be associated with a Dopamine release in the brain's reward centers. I'm not aware of evidence for ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Many uses: Gabapentin aka Neurontin (gabapentin) is considered an anti epileptic , but is rarely used for epilepsy except as an adjunct to other medications. It ... Read More
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