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Help please? what is gabapentin? does it cause weight gain and sleepiness?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
It can: While it does not normally cause weight gain, it can cause water retention and fatigue/sleepiness leading to decreased activity. It is an antiseizure medication, a GABA analog, often used to treat neuropathic pain by means of increasing gaba, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, in the synaptic cleft (decreases peripheral neural activity).

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