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In order to help ensure the safe use of Neurontin® (gabapentin), information on the medication should be discussed with your healthcare provider before treatment begins. For example, it is important to let your healthcare provider know if you have kidney disease, as people with this condition may require a lower-than-normal dosage of Neurontin. You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking. This will help minimize your risk of developing negative drug interactions.
Although Neurontin has been shown to be effective for the treatment of shingles nerve pain and epilepsy, it is not known exactly how it works for either condition. It is known that the drug affects certain calcium channels in the brain, which may be how it works for partial seizures and nerve pain.
(Click Neurontin for more information, including important warnings, details on the drug's effects, and suggestions on when and how to take this medicine.)
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