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How does gabapentin treat epilepsy?

Gabapentin treat the symptoms of epilepsy by affecting nerves and chemicals in the brain that cause seizures; however, gabapentin does not cure the condition. Studies show that 23 percent of those who added gabapentin to their seizure medication experienced a 50 percent decrease in the frequency of their seizures.

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