Neurontin (gabapentin) for pain

You may see neurologists prescribe the anticonvulsant Neurontin (gabapentin) for pain.

It's being used for neuropathic pain...a stinging, burning pain that's caused by damage to the nerves. This is seen in patients with diabetic neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, etc.

Neuropathic pain is often hard to treat. Physicians usually start with a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline.

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