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gabapentin/gab·a·pen·tin/ (-pen´tin) an anticonvulsant related to γ (GABA), used in the treatment of partial seizures.
gabapentinNeurontin® Neurology An antiepileptic structural analogue of GABA, which binds to a poorly characterized brain receptor Indications Drug-refractory complex partial seizures, generalized seizures, with/without 2º generalization Adverse effects Vertigo, somnolence, headaches; it has little interaction with other agents. See Convulsion.
gabapentinAn analogue of the natural NEUROTRANSMITTER GABA used in the management of certain types or epilepsy. A brand name is Neurontin.
gabapentinanticonvulsant agent with relatively few side-effects; used to treat epilepsy, and in neuropathic pain
n brand name: Neurontin;
drug class: an-ticonvulsant;
action: anticonvulsant action is unclear;
use: adjunctive therapy in adults with partial seizures.
Patient discussion about gabapentin
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