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Is gabapentin good for anxiety?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
5 doctors agree
In brief: A bit
It is a mood stabilizer, but not a great one.
I like it for pain and anxiety, but would rarely prescribe for just andiety.

In brief: A bit
It is a mood stabilizer, but not a great one.
I like it for pain and anxiety, but would rarely prescribe for just andiety.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not indicated but
As a secondary effect, Gabapentin may cause mild to moderate sedation.

In brief: Not indicated but
As a secondary effect, Gabapentin may cause mild to moderate sedation.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Erin Brennan
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Gabapentin is indicated for seizures, painful nerve diseases, restless leg syndrome, and hot flashes.
First line therapy for general anxiety is either a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (ssri) like Prozac or a serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (snri) like cymbalta (duloxetine). You should see your family md for help with anxiety.

In brief: No
Gabapentin is indicated for seizures, painful nerve diseases, restless leg syndrome, and hot flashes.
First line therapy for general anxiety is either a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (ssri) like Prozac or a serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (snri) like cymbalta (duloxetine). You should see your family md for help with anxiety.
Erin Brennan
Erin Brennan
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Dr. Michael Jones
Family Medicine
In brief: No
I've not consistently found it to be.

In brief: No
I've not consistently found it to be.
Dr. Michael Jones
Dr. Michael Jones
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