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What is gabapentin 800?

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Dr. Brett Lockman
Pain Management
6 doctors agree

In brief: Gabapentin

Gabapentin is a neuromodulating drug that works by blocking an excitatory neurotransmitter in your body called glutamate.
By decreasing the amount of general excitation of pathologic nerves (from diabetes, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc), Gabapentin helps to reduce the pain from those conditions. 800 refers to the dose, though is too high to start on. Side effects include sleepiness.

In brief: Gabapentin

Gabapentin is a neuromodulating drug that works by blocking an excitatory neurotransmitter in your body called glutamate.
By decreasing the amount of general excitation of pathologic nerves (from diabetes, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc), Gabapentin helps to reduce the pain from those conditions. 800 refers to the dose, though is too high to start on. Side effects include sleepiness.
Dr. Brett Lockman
Dr. Brett Lockman
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nerve pain med

Gabapentin (aka neurontin) is a medication used for neuropathic pain (such as diabetic neuropathy).
The 800 is the dose in milligrams.

In brief: Nerve pain med

Gabapentin (aka neurontin) is a medication used for neuropathic pain (such as diabetic neuropathy).
The 800 is the dose in milligrams.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great answer. Wishing you'all the best.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Seizure/pain med

Gabapentin is a medication initially developed for seizures, but which is now more commonly used for nerve pain.
Its use is often limited by sedation, but patients who are able to tolerate that often find it to be safe and effective.

In brief: Seizure/pain med

Gabapentin is a medication initially developed for seizures, but which is now more commonly used for nerve pain.
Its use is often limited by sedation, but patients who are able to tolerate that often find it to be safe and effective.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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