Gabapentin acts as the main active component in the medicines to prevent and control seizures. It is an Anti-epileptic Agent. The physiologic effect of this component is for decreased central nervous system disorganized electrical activity. This ingredient is a unique anticonvulsant used in the management of epilepsy and for neuropathic pain syndromes.
Class of Drugs – An anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug
Molecular Formula – C9H17NO2
Molecular Weight - 171.24 g/mol
Working: This active component belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants. In the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia, it prevents the increase in sensitivity to pain that occurs, while treating seizures, it alters the effect of calcium.
Uses: It is mainly prescribed to prevent and control seizures. It also relieves nerve pain following shingles in adults. The medication is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body, which are responsible for the cause of seizures. It is also used to treat neuropathic pain caused by herpes virus or shingles in adults.
The ingredient is used in medication that treats neuropathic pain as well as restless legs syndrome. It can be used to treat seizures in adults and children who are at least 3 years old, in addition to neuropathic pain.
Popular Brands and Dosages: The anticonvulsant medication is available in popular brands as mentioned below:
- Neurontin: 100 mg, 250 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, and 800 mg
- Gralise: 100 mg, 250 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, and 800 mg
- Gabarone: 100 mg, 250 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, and 800 mg
- Fanatrex: 100 mg, 250 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, and 800 mg
The ingredient is composed as an oral capsule that causes dizziness and drowsiness. Do not drive or use heavy machinery while treating with this drug.