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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) an anti-inflammatory? I've been using it for sciatica and it seems to be helping
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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Neurontin (gabapentin)
Neurontin (gabapentin) is not an anti-inflammatory medication.
It is anti-seizure medication. It is effective for nerve pain, like sciatica.

In brief: Neurontin (gabapentin)
Neurontin (gabapentin) is not an anti-inflammatory medication.
It is anti-seizure medication. It is effective for nerve pain, like sciatica.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Neurontin (gabapentin) is not an anti-inflammatory, but it can help with nerve pain disorders.

In brief: No
Neurontin (gabapentin) is not an anti-inflammatory, but it can help with nerve pain disorders.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No Its Not
An Anti-inflammatory.
The way Neurontin (gabapentin) works is that is slows pain signals through the nerves if it does it well then your pain decreases.

In brief: No Its Not
An Anti-inflammatory.
The way Neurontin (gabapentin) works is that is slows pain signals through the nerves if it does it well then your pain decreases.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Neurontin (generic gabapentin) is a neuologic medication that was originally used to treat seizures.
Nowadays it's more commonly used for neuropathy and nerve-related pain because it dampens pain signals sent from damaged nerve fibers. But it is not considered an anti-inflammatory.

In brief: No
Neurontin (generic gabapentin) is a neuologic medication that was originally used to treat seizures.
Nowadays it's more commonly used for neuropathy and nerve-related pain because it dampens pain signals sent from damaged nerve fibers. But it is not considered an anti-inflammatory.
Dr. Jason Black
Dr. Jason Black
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