It's also taken for nerve pain. Nerve pain can be caused by different illnesses, including diabetes and shingles, or it can happen after an injury.
Gabapentin can be taken by adults and children aged 6 years and over.
Gabapentin is not suitable for some people.
To make sure gabapentin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you:
To prevent side effects, your doctor will prescribe a low dose to start with and then increase it over a few days.
Once you find a dose that suits you, it'll usually stay the same.