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What is Gabapentin Used For?

Andrew Bellingham

Andrew Bellingham

Pharmacist | 20+ Years | BPharm | Dip Clin Pharm

Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat a variety of conditions, including epilepsy and nerve pain

It is available on prescription only, and comes in the form of a tablet, capsule or liquid solution. 

Medical Conditions Treated with Gabapentin

Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

Gabapentin can reduce the chances of seizures by stabilising brain activity. It’s useful for various seizure types, making it a widely used anticonvulsant.

Neuropathic Pain

Gabapentin can ease nerve pain – it does this by calming nerve signals, offering relief from chronic pain.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Gabapentin can relieve discomfort and improve sleep for people with restless leg syndrome.

Your GP will determine the right dose based on your individual needs.

Common Side Effects - more than 1 in 100 people

Like with taking any medication, using Gabapentin to treat your condition may cause unwanted side effects. Though most people that take this medication won’t experience side effects, the most common are experienced by more than 1 person in 100.

These side effects are usually mild and go away by themselves, but if they continue to bother you or make you feel particularly uncomfortable, you should consult with your GP for further medical guidance. 

These side effects include: 

  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness and dizziness
  • Nausea or being sick
  • Mood changes
  • Issues with memory

For a more detailed list of common and serious side effects, please visit the
official NHS website.

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