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Is gabapentin a narcotic - will it help treat severe pain?
26 Oct 2009
No, gabapentin is not a narcotic.
Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain. Mechanism of action is unknown; structurally related to GABA, but does not react with GABA receptors.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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