You can rest assured that Gabapentin is not a narcotic and is not a controlled substance. You might get confused about this because it is often prescribed as a painkiller. Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant and is approved to prevent seizures in people with epilepsy. It also helps to calm nerve pain and cause relaxation.
Also question is, what are the long term effects of taking gabapentin?
Common side effects of gabapentin include:
- Clumsiness while walking.
- Visual changes, including double vision.
- Runny nose.
- Weight gain.
What are the bad side effects of gabapentin?
Less serious side effects may include:
- dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, tired feeling;
- nausea, diarrhea, constipation;
- blurred vision;
- breast swelling;
- dry mouth; or.
- loss of balance or coordination.
Can gabapentin be used for anxiety?
Neurontin - also known as Gabapentin - is a drug that is rarely prescribed to those whose sole mental health issue is anxiety. But it is occasionally prescribed to those that are struggling with bipolar disorder as a way of relieving anxiety symptoms.