Gabapentin 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:
If you have epilepsy, it's likely that once your illness is under control you'll still need to take gabapentin for many years.
If you have nerve pain, it's likely that once the pain has gone you'll continue to take gabapentin for several months to stop it coming back.