Is gabapentin a narcotic? If not what is it?
Question posted by sparaj on 24 Oct 2009
Last updated on 26 October 2009 by Marvell
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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.
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