I just started taking this today, I have several issues just wondering does it help you quit smoking too.
Some years ago the government did a study on gabapentin and tobacco abstinence. The effect of gabapentin on two of the neurotransmitters, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate further suggest a potential therapeutic mechanism for gabapentin in tobacco abstinence. However, the exact mechanism of action of gabapentin is currently not known.The findings from that study provided promising preliminary results and suggest that further testing of gabapentin for helping cigarette smokers quit tobacco use was worth pursuing.
While previous study provides promising evidence regarding the potential efficacy of gabapentin for smoking abstinence. To this date I am not sure if they continued the study and have now come up with a dose related to tobacco abstinence. It seems like gabapentin does help to quit smoking. Try googling it and see if you find the most recent study as this clinical trial was a few years back.
I wish you luck on stopping smoking and if gabapentin doesn't work there are other medications that help to stop smoking such as bupropion and chantix.
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