Gabapentin is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain and Epilepsy/Seizures.
Gabapentin is an antiepileptic medication. When given for epilepsy, it is believed to work by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain, thus preventing seizures. It is also used to treat nerve pain where it blocks pain by interfering with pain signals traveling through the damaged nerves and the brain.
SIDE EFFECTS :
Dizziness, Fatigue, Fever, Sleepiness, Viral infection, Decreased white blood cell count, Pneumonia, Respiratory tract infection, Urinary tract infection, Otitis media (infection of ear), Decreased appetite, Increased appetite, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Visual disturbance, Vertigo, Facial swelling, Joint pain, Muscle pain, Impotence.