Generic Name: GABAPENTIN - ORAL Pronounced: (gab-uh-PEN-tin) Neurontin Oral Uses
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. Gabapentin is known as
an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug.
How To Use Neurontin Oral
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 or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as
directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response
to treatment. For children, the dosage is also based on weight.
Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring
device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct
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