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Gabapentin can be used to relieve pain following a shingles infection (postherpetic neuralgia) and to treat partial seizures in people with epilepsy. It is not entirely clear how the medication works, but it is believed to affect calcium channels in the brain. Gabapentin is available in tablet, capsule, and liquid form, and is typically taken one to three times a day. Side effects can include problems with coordination, dizziness, and drowsiness.
 
(Click Gabapentin to learn more, including things to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment, tips on taking the drug safely, and more.)
 
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