is neurontin a pain meds and can u get hooked on it
Neurontin (generic name: gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant but it is also used for some types of nerve pain. It is FDA approved for the treatment of seizures and the pain of the herpes virus and shingles, however, it is also prescribed off-label for various types of nerve pain and fibromyalgia.
It is not an addictive medication, but if it is being taken for seizures, it should not be stopped abruptly as that could cause worse seizures to occur.
Here's more information about Neurontin: http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/find-drug-25293-25.html
Neruontin was orignally a seizure medication but after trials with chronic pain it has become a pain medication. As far as getting hooked...no, not like the opiates, codeine, etc. Your body will become used to neurontin but not addicted.Ask a pain clinic specialist OR a neurologist just to find out the answer.