Gabapentin

Gabapentin

Common Names: Enacarbil, Horizant

What is it for?

  • Restless leg syndrome

  • Pain from Shingles

  • Off-label use for chronic muscle and nerve pain

How is it administered? oral

Drawbacks:

  • Can cause serious allergic reactions

  • Can increase mood disorders

  • Causes drowsiness and lethargy

  • Withdraws should be slowly tapered and with the help of a medical professional

  • Should not be taken with morphine

Danger signs:

  • Severe allergic reactions

  • Extreme mood swings and suicidal thoughts

Check with your doctor before taking any medication to make sure you do not have conditions or prescriptions that will interact badly with the medicine.

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