Category: Anticonvulsant

Gabapentin

Gabapentin- An anticonvulsant used to treat seizures

Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant or an anti-epileptic medicine used to treat seizures. The generic name is Gabapentin and the brand names are Gabarone, Neurontin and Gralise. It influences the nerves and chemicals present inside...

Anticonvulsant

Bipolar Disorder treatment through Anticonvulsant

Many anticonvulsant medications are considered as mood stabilizers and are used to prevent or treat mood occurrence in bipolar disorder. Initially anticonvulsants prescription was given to those who didn’t show response to lithium. Nowadays...

Treatment effects of gabapentin for primary insomnia

OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of insomnia is very high in our society. Although pharmacological treatment of insomnia is available, most hypnotics have been shown to alter sleep architecture and have many adverse effects. Gabapentin was...

Gabapentin Side Effects Weight Gain

Gabapentin is frequently used off-label due to the fact that it is considered to have a low potential for abuse and is regarded as non-addictive.  Due to the fact that the drug elicits both...

Pregabalin

Why is this medication prescribed? Pregabalin is used to relieve neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves) that can occur in your arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, or toes if you have diabetes or in...

the ingredients in NEURONTIN

The active ingredient in NEURONTIN capsules, tablets, and oral solution is gabapentin,which has the chemical name 1-(aminomethyl)cyclohexaneacetic acid. The molecular formula of gabapentin is C9H17NO2 and the molecular weight is 171.24. The structural formula...

is gabapentin a narcotic

The word narcotic is derived from a Greek term “narkō” which translates to “make numb.”  Many people use the term narcotic in a broad sense to describe any psychoactive substance, particularly those that are...