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According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Gabapentin is indicated to treat focal (partial) seizures not controlled adequately by other antiepileptic drugs.

Gabapentin is an antiepileptic, or drug that prevents seizures. It is believed that Gabapentin works by inhibiting nerve signals.

How do I take it?
Gabapentin comes in tablet and capsule forms.

Side effects
The AMH lists common side effects for Gabapentin including drowsiness, dizziness, abnormal thinking, amnesia, vision changes, dry mouth, tremor, loss of coordination, weight gain, swelling in the extremities, high blood pressure, and nausea.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Gabapentin include jaundice, movement disorders, and severe allergic reactions.

Information was sourced from:

The Australian Medicines Handbook

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