What is Neurontin (Gabapentin)
Neurontin is produced by Pfizer Inc.. Neurontin is a best-seller and was one of the 50 most-prescribed drugs in the U.S. (in year 2003).
Neurontin is an anti-epileptic drug and currently, is mostly used to decrease pain, with on accent on neuropathic pain. It affects the chemicals components of the nerves that are causing the seizures of some types of pain, thus having a calming and pleasant effect.
Neurontin is also used for treating nerve pain caused by skin herpes or by shingles disease. Gabapentin is used alone or in combination with other medications. Gabapentin might also be used for other treatments that are not listed one our site, please feel free to contact us if you know of such a case.
Neurontin (Gabapentin) can also be used for treating other nerve diseases. The most important is diabetic neuropathy. Others may include diseases like peripheral neuropathy or trigeminal neuralgia.
Neurontin (Gabapentin) is available as capsules, tablets and oral solution, although most of the people just use the last one for better and faster organism assesment.
Neurontin capsules can contain 100, 300, or 400 mg of gabapentin, the Neurontin tablets can contain 600 or 800 mg and the oral solution contains 250 mg of gabapentin in 5 mL.
Capsules contain inactive ingredients such as lactose, cornstarch and talc. The Neurontin Tablets inactive ingredients are poloxamer 407, cornstarch, copolyvidonum, magnesium stearate, talc, hydroxypropyl cellulose,candelilla wax, purified water and the inactive components for the oral solution are glycerin, xylitol, water and strawberry flavor (nice, huh?).
In the year of 2004, December, the FDA approved a generic equivalent to Neurontin made by Teva, the Israeli firm.