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Definition(s):

  • (n) an anticonvulsant (trade name Neurontin) used to control some types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy; also used to manage neuralgia caused by shingles

Usage(s):

  • It's a drug called gabapentin, okayed in 1993 to treat seizures but commonly used for relief from migraines and chronic pain.

News

  1. XenoPort announce inclusion of Horizant in new treatment guidelines

    XenoPort announced the inclusion of gabapentin enacarbil, the active ingredient in Horizant Extended-Release Tablets, as a first-line therapy in new treatment guidelines created by the Task Force of the ...
    on July 23, 2013     Source: Theflyonthewall.com via Yahoo! Finance

  2. XenoPort Announces Inclusion of Horizant (Gabapentin Enacarbil) in Guidelines for Long-Term Treatment of Restless Legs ...

    XenoPort, Inc. announced today the inclusion of gabapentin enacarbil, the active ingredient in Horizant® Extended-Release Tablets, as a first-line therapy in new treatment guidelines created by the Task Force of the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group .
    on July 23, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  • "It's a bit scary that a drug that can so powerfully block synapse formation is being used in pregnant women," Barres said. "This potential effect on fetal brains needs to be taken seriously. Right now, doctors have the view that gabapentin...
    on Oct 9, 2009 By: Ben Barres Source: RedOrbit

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