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Were you looking for information on Gabapentin? Gabapenten is a common misspelling of gabapentin.
 
Gabapentin (Neurontin®) has been licensed to treat partial seizures in people with epilepsy as well as nerve pain following a shingles infection (postherpetic neuralgia). The drug is believed to work, in part, by affecting calcium channels in the brain. It comes in tablet, capsule, and liquid form, and is typically taken one to three times a day.
 
Before taking this medicine, let your healthcare provider know if you have kidney disease, any allergies, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. Most people tolerate the product well, but side effects are possible. Common side effects of the medication include coordination problems, dizziness, and drowsiness.
  
(Click Gabapentin to learn more, including tips on how and when to take the medication, things to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment, and more. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
 
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