Gabitril Uses

How Does Gabitril Work?

During a seizure, brain cells (neurons) may fire as many as 500 times a second, much faster than the normal rate of about 80 times a second. Although it is not known exactly how Gabitril works to prevent seizures, it may work by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a brain chemical that is naturally calming. GABA helps to slow down the brain's electrical system, which may control seizures. The drug also helps to keep GABA in the parts of the brain where it is active, preventing it from being removed and enhancing its effects.

Gabitril Uses in Children

Gabitril is approved to be used along with other seizure medications to treat partial seizures in children with epilepsy age 12 and older. It is not approved for younger children. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.

Off-Label Gabitril Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Gabitril for something other than partial seizures. At this time, off-label Gabitril uses include the treatment of:
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