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  1. gabapentin, Neurontinnoun

    an anticonvulsant (trade name Neurontin) used to control some types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy; also used to manage neuralgia caused by shingles


  1. gabapentinnoun

    A medication, originally used for the treatment of epilepsy but now used to relieve pain.


  1. Gabapentin

    Gabapentin, sold under the brand name Neurontin among others, is an anticonvulsant medication primarily used to treat partial seizures and neuropathic pain. It is a first-line medication for the treatment of neuropathic pain caused by diabetic neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, and central pain. It is moderately effective: about 30–40% of those given gabapentin for diabetic neuropathy or postherpetic neuralgia have a meaningful benefit.Sleepiness and dizziness are the most common side effects. Serious side effects include an increased risk of suicide, respiratory depression, and allergic reactions. Lower doses are recommended in those with kidney disease. Gabapentin acts by decreasing activity of a subset of calcium channels.Gabapentin was first approved for use in 1993. It has been available as a generic medication in the United States since 2004. In 2020, it was the tenth most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 49 million prescriptions. During the 1990s, Parke-Davis, a subsidiary of Pfizer, used a number of illegal techniques to encourage physicians in the United States to prescribe gabapentin for unapproved uses. They have paid out millions of dollars to settle lawsuits regarding these activities.


  1. gabapentin

    Gabapentin is a prescription medication used to treat various conditions such as epilepsy, restless legs syndrome, and nerve pain caused by shingles or other nerve diseases. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anticonvulsants. It is also often used off-label for the treatment of anxiety disorders and chronic pain. It works by reducing abnormal brain nerve activity, which helps decrease symptoms and pain.


  1. Gabapentin

    Gabapentin is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a GABA analog. It was originally developed to treat epilepsy, and currently is also used to relieve neuropathic pain. There are, however, concerns regarding the quality of the trials conducted for a number of conditions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gabapentin in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gabapentin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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