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Neurontin is a medication commonly used to treat pain associated with shingles and partial seizures in people with epilepsy. The drug is believed to work by affecting calcium channels in the brain, but its full effects are not known. It comes in tablet, capsule, and liquid form, and is typically taken one to three times daily. Side effects of Neurontin include dizziness, drowsiness, and problems with coordination.
What Is Neurontin?Neurontin® (gabapentin) is a prescription medication used to treat the following conditions:
- Epilepsy -- Neurontin is approved to be used along with other seizure medications to treat partial seizures in adults and children as young as three years old.
- Shingles nerve pain -- Neurontin is also approved to treat the chronic nerve pain that often occurs after an outbreak of shingles (known medically as postherpetic neuralgia).