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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.

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