Gabapentin (Neurontin) is FDA approved to treat epilepsy and a type of nerve pain caused by shingles (postherpetic neuralgia). Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the part of the nervous system that causes an urge to move the legs. Because it usually interferes with sleep, it also is considered a sleep disorder. … Continue reading Gabapentin is Used to Treat Restless Legs Syndrome
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How Long Does it Take Gabapentin to Work?
It can take several weeks for gabapentin to reach its full effect, but this depends on the condition being treated. Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking gabapentin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor… Continue reading How Long Does it Take Gabapentin to Work?
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?