Advertisement

Who should take gabapentin?

Gabapentin is meant for those suffering from epilepsy or shingles. Gabapentin can be used for anyone over the age of 12. For children under the age of 12, gabapentin is usually combined with other drugs to treat seizures.

However, you may want to speak with your doctor about your dosage if you have kidney, liver, or heart disease. Before using gabapentin, make sure that you do not have any allergies to any of the active ingredients in this medication. If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breast-feeding while taking gabapentin, you should speak with your doctor about the risks.

Continue Learning about Anticonvulsant

What should I know before taking an anticonvulsant for migraines?
David C. Fiore, MDDavid C. Fiore, MD
Before starting an anticonvulsant for migraines, it is important to discuss the pros and cons with y...
More Answers
Is it safe to take anticonvulsants during pregnancy?
John Preston, PsyDJohn Preston, PsyD
There is a risk of birth defects when taking anticonvulsants during pregnancy (especially the first ...
More Answers
How does Topamax (topiramate) treat migraines?
Dr. Steven A. Meyers, MDDr. Steven A. Meyers, MD
No medication works for everybody, and it is not unusual to have to try several medications before y...
More Answers
How effective are anticonvulsants for treating migraines?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Valproic acid and topiramate have been considered the top choices among anticonvulsants for reducing...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.