Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain. Some inactive ingredients in the gabapentin tablets or capsules include: Lactose Talc Cornstarch Gelatin Colors such as FD&C blue no. 2, yellow iron oxide Titanium… Continue reading What Ingredients Are in Gabapentin?
Is Gabapentin Considered a Painkiller?
Gabapentin is commonly used to treat some types of nerve pain but is classified as an anticonvulsant medicine, not as an opioid or painkiller. Gabapentin is used with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It is also used to relieve nerve pain following shingles (a painful rash due to herpes zoster infection) in adults.… Continue reading Is Gabapentin Considered a Painkiller?
What are the Precautions When Taking Gabapentin (Neurontin®)?
Gabapentin (brand name: Neurontin) is a generic prescription drug that is FDA-approved as an add-on treatment with other medications for partial seizures in those with epilepsy. It can also be used to treat nerve pain from postherpetic neuralgia (a complication of shingles). Gabapentin is frequently prescribed off-label for many other conditions, such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy,… Continue reading What are the Precautions When Taking Gabapentin (Neurontin®)?