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Were you looking for information about Gabapentin? Gabapantin is a common misspelling of gabapentin.
 
Gabapentin (Neurontin®) is a medicine licensed to treat chronic nerve pain that often occurs after a shingles outbreak. It can also be used with other seizure medications to treat partial seizures in adults and children as young as three years old. The drug is available by prescription only and comes in the form of an oral solution, tablets, and capsules. Before your healthcare provider prescribes gabapentin, make sure he or she is aware if you have kidney disease, are pregnant, or have any allergies.
 
(Click Gabapentin to learn about the effects of gabapentin, for suggestions on when and how to take the drug, and to find out what you should be aware of before starting treatment. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on gabapentin.)
 
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