Gabapentin (Oral Route)

By jefff Added at August 24, 2015 Views 1,342 Reviews 2

Gabapentin works in the brain to prevent seizures and relieve pain for certain conditions in the nervous system. It is not used for routine pain caused by minor injuries or arthritis. Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant.

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jefff August 24, 2015 at 7:50 pm   
Edited August 28, 2015 at 4:57 pm by jefff

Need to be careful and monitor continually! This oral medication usually starts out once per day, but can be taken up 3x per day pending seizure control. Very good for anti-seizure control as well as minimal pain management efforts. All in all, a very decent drug for controlling seizures, but you have to "journal" your history with the drug so your Doctor can stay informed and log your experiences for future reference…KEY!!!

Oh yeah, is causes you to be very sleepy/groggy for up to 24 hours.

jefff
jefff August 24, 2015 at 7:47 pm   
Pros

Anti-Seizure medication, whereby it is controlled. Control of Pain and Involuntary Movements associated with Spasticity and Nerve damage.

Cons

Most common issues: general clumsiness and unsteadiness, uncontrolled involuntary eye rolls/movement, Blurred Vision, Cold or Flu-like symptoms, Delusions, Dementia, Hoarseness, Loss of Strength/Weakness