Prevents the occurrence of epileptic seizures, allodynia and hyperalgesia, and especially the pain response in different models of neuropathic pain.
In addition,it reduces the pain response to peripheral inflammation, but does not affect the immediate behavior caused by pain.
In the U.S.
- FusePaq Fanatrex
Available Dosage Forms:
Therapeutic Class: Anticonvulsant
Chemical Class: Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (class)
What is Gabapentin and What is it Prescribed For?
Gabapentin is the generic name for Neurontin, it is an anticonvulsant and painkiller used in the treatment of shingles and seizures. Gabapentin (Neurontin) is prescribed to reduce nerve pain following shingles or to prevent seizures brought on by epilepsy.
How to Get Gabapentin Online
Get gabapentin prescribed online by booking an appointment with a PlushCare doctor. During your phone or video appointment, the doctor will talk with you about your medical condition and current medications to decide if Neurontin (gabapentin) is right for you. They will then send your gabapentin prescription to your local pharmacy for pick up.
Do You Need a Prescription For Gabapentin?
Yes. You will need a prescription before you can receive the medication gabapentin or Neurontin. Gabapentin and Neurontin are not available over the counter and must be prescribed by a licensed doctor.
Is Gabapentin a Controlled Substance?
Gabapentin is not classified as a controlled substance in most states and can be prescribed online in 45 out of 50 states.
That said, gabapentin has potential for abuse and is considered a controlled substance in 5 states, including Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Michigan. If you are located in one of these states you will need to see a doctor in person to get a gabapentin prescription.
Side Effects of Gabapentin
While Neurontin is generally considered a safe medication, there is some risk of side effects, including:
– Swollen glands
– Flu-like symptoms
– Unusual bruising
– Rapid eye movement
– Kidney problems
– Memory problems
– Swelling of the feet or hands
– Eye problems