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Gabapentin is a prescription drug commonly employed in the treatment of partial seizures; it is also used for relieving nerve pain following a shingles infection. While it is not clear exactly how the drug works, it is believed to affect calcium channels in the brain. The product is made by Pfizer, Inc.
 
The medicine is available as a tablet, capsule, and liquid. Dosage is determined by age, weight, the condition being treated, and other factors. While most people tolerate this drug well, it is possible for side effects to occur. Some of the more common side effects seen with this drug include coordination problems, drowsiness, and dizziness.
  
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