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Gabapentin
COMMON & BRAND NAMES
Neurontin
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Anticonvulsant; Tranquilizer
CHEMICAL NAME
1-(aminomethyl)cyclohexanacetic acid
DESCRIPTION
Gabapentin is prescribed -- usually in combination with other medications -- for the treatment of seizure disorders, though its anticonvulsant mechanism is not known. It is sometimes prescribed for the management of neuralgia (nerve pain) and has been prescribed off-label for the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety, and tardive dyskinesia (a neurological syndrome caused by the long-term use of neuroleptic drugs).
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