Quick Facts About Neurontin / Gabapentin
Neurontin - generic name gabapentin - is an anti-seizure medication approved to treat epilepsy and pain that remains after someone has had shingles, a disease related to chicken pox. Neurontin is also often prescribed off-label for use as a mood stabilizer for people who have bipolar disorder. This article covers basic information, warnings,...
Neurontin for Bipolar Creates Lawsuit
Not only does the lawsuit allege that Parke-Davis illegally marketed Neurontin to physicians without FDA approval - but recent research studies say Neurontin is not effective for bipolar disorder after all.
Neurontin Side Effects
Catalogue of side effects for the anticonvulsant Neurontin - generic Gabapentin - which is sometimes prescribed as a mood stabilizer in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
Gabapentin and Mood Disorders
In various countries Gabapentin is only approved for the treatment of people with seizures. There are no systematic studies that establish the safety or efficacy of gabapentin as a treatment for people with mood disorders. While such studies are in the planning stages, what is currently known about the use of gabapentin for the control of mood disorders comes from uncontrolled case reports.
Gabapentin for Depression, Mania and Anxiety
Gabapentin is only approved in the USA for the treatment of people with seizures. However, there are few systematic studies that establish the safety or efficacy of gabapentin as a treatment for people with mood disorders, anxiety or tardive dyskinesia.
This is a comprehensive drug monograph from RxList.