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gabapentin

 [gab″ah-pen´tin]
an anticonvulsant chemically related to γ-aminobutyric acid, used in treatment of partial seizures; administered orally.

gabapentin

/gab·a·pen·tin/ (-pen´tin) an anticonvulsant related to γ (GABA), used in the treatment of partial seizures.

gabapentin

(găb′ə-pĕn′tn)
n.
An oral anticonvulsant chemically related to gamma-aminobutyric acid, C9H17NO2, used primarily in the treatment of focal seizures and neuralgia, especially after infection with herpes zoster.

gabapentin

[gab′äpen′tin]
an anticonvulsant chemically related to alpha-aminobutyric acid, used in treatment of partial seizures, administered orally.

gabapentin

Neurontin® 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.

gabapentin

An analogue of the natural NEUROTRANSMITTER GABA used in the management of certain types or epilepsy. A brand name is Neurontin.

gabapentin

anticonvulsant agent with relatively few side-effects; used to treat epilepsy, and in neuropathic pain

gabapentin

(gab´əpen´tin),
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

Q. I have heard of Gabapentin. It’s really useful for the treatment of acute depressed, manic states.Is it true… I have heard of Gabapentin. It’s really useful for the treatment of acute depressed, manic states and can it also be used to prevent future episodes of mania and depression? Is it true…

A. YES Kennedy,Earlier it was used for the treatment of people with depressed, manic and mixed states and was mainly given for the patients who did not respond to other medications. Now a days some patients are being prescribed gabapentin on a long term basis in an attempt to prevent future episodes. Its effectiveness as a long-term prophylactic agent is currently being investigated. Gabapentin is also increasingly used in pain clinics, headache clinics and clinics treating fibromyalgia. I hope my explanation is satisfactory to you.

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