Neurontin 600 mg capsules and tablets Info
Neurontin 600 mg contain the active ingredient Gabapentin. It is a medication used to treat epilepsy. How Gabapentin works is not fully understood. However it is known to stabilize electrical activity in the brain. It’s supposed to work by binding to calcium channels on nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This is hypothesized to affect the release of specific neurotransmitters from these nerve cells.
Neurotransmitters are natural body chemicals stored in nerve cells. Gabapentin is believed to decrease the discharge of neurotransmitters such as glutamate and noradrenaline. Glutamate is a neurotransmitter that functions as a natural ‘nerve-exciting’ agent. It’s discharged when electrical signals in nerve cells build up and later excites even more nerve cells. It’s believed to play an integral part in causing epileptic seizures. Lowering the discharge of glutamate from the nerve cells in the brain is considered to help prevent epileptic fits and stabilize the electrical activity in the brain.
Gabapentin is utilized to preempt partial seizures and for preventing partial seizures from developing to secondary generalized seizures. Glutamate is additionally involved in transmitting pain signals in the brain and nervous system. As Gabapentin reduces the discharge of the neurotransmitter. It may also be used to treat neuropathic pain occurring as an effect of damage to or disruption in the function of nerves. It likely functions in other manners in this region too.
What is neurontin used for.
This medication could be taken on its own to treat kids and adults aged 12 years and over. It could also be used as an add-on treatment for kids and adults and over who are taking other anti-epileptics.