Neurontin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat postherpetic neuralgia and some types of seizures. Neurontin is sometimes prescribed to treat depression and anxiety. Since the FDA has not approved Neurontin specifically for this usage, it is considered “off-label.” Neurontin is also referred to by its drug name, Gabapentin.
Neurontin is an anticonvulsant, or drug that controls seizures. In cases of depression, Neurontin works as a mood stabilizer.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Neurontin should be taken three times a day.
Neurontin comes in tablet, capsule, and liquid solution forms.
The FDA-approved label for Neurontin lists common side effects including sleepiness, dizziness, and peripheral edema (swelling in the hands and feet).
Rare but serious side effects listed for Neurontin include worsening depression, suicidal thoughts, and severe hypersensitivity reactions.
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Neurontin highlights of prescribing information – Pfizer
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