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What type of medical conditions is gabapentin usually used to treat?

What type of medical conditions is gabapentin usually used to treat? What are the common short-term and long-term side affects? Should you start off with a small dose (100mg) and stay at that level, or increase the dosage over time? Do you usually have to increase the dose, to have continued effectiveness?
Wed, 19 Mar 2014
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Gabapentin is a drug used to treat conditions like epilepsy, diabetic neuropathy, tingling sensations, nerve damage from shingles etc. Common side effects are tremors, depression, drowsiness, double vision, swelling of the ankles and feet, rashes etc. The starting dose of Gabapentin, but should be prescribed only by a physician. And the monitoring of the dosage should also be done only under supervision of a trained and experienced physician.

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What type of medical conditions is gabapentin usually used to treat?

Gabapentin is a drug used to treat conditions like epilepsy, diabetic neuropathy, tingling sensations, nerve damage from shingles etc. Common side effects are tremors, depression, drowsiness, double vision, swelling of the ankles and feet, rashes etc. The starting dose of Gabapentin, but should be prescribed only by a physician. And the monitoring of the dosage should also be done only under supervision of a trained and experienced physician. Hope you found this useful.