Neurontin (generic name: gabapentin; brand names include: Gabapin / Gabin) belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants.
Neurontin has two uses. First, it may be prescribed with other medications to treat partial seizures (the type in which symptoms are limited) in adults and children age 3 years and above. It can be used whether or not the seizures eventually become general and result in loss of consciousness.
Second, it is indicated for the treatment of neuropathic pain, the burning nerve pain that sometimes persists for months or even years.
Neurontin works by controlling brain chemicals which send signals to nerves to help control seizures or neuropathic pain.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Neurontin is not addictive.