Chemical Name: Gabapentin|
Brand Name: Neurontin (not available in generic)
Description: Anti-convulsant medication of an unknown mechanism.
Indications and Usage: Neurontin is indicated as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures with and without secondary generalization in adults with epilepsy. However, it may also be used to help stabilize moods, in addition to other medications.
Contraindications, Warnings and Precautions: This medication should not be withdrawn abruptly. Neurontin has been shown to be fetotoxic in rodents. Nursing mothers should use Neurontin only if the benefits greatly exceed the risks.
Adverse Reactions: Possible side effects include somnolence, dizziness, fatigue, ataxia, nystagmus, and tremor. Less common include nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, increased appetite and weight gain.
Dosing Range: Dosage will vary according to tolerance. Doses typically can range from 300mg per day to over 2400mg per day.
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