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Does Gabapentin in capsule form treat anxiety?

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Dr. Michelle Gibson James

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Posted on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 in Mental Health
Question: Is Gabapentin in capsule form 300Milligrams for anxiety ?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
one of the off label/not typical uses, can be used for this reason

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is an off label use. This means that it is not a typical/usual reason for its use, but it can be used for this reason if needed.

It is typically used for epilepsy or nerve related pain (neuralgia) but it also has a number of off label uses eg insomina, anxiety, mood disorders not responding to other medication, restless leg syndrome..

It may be able to help with anxiety in some persons

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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