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Gabapentine (Neurontin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Neurontin?

gabapentine

What is the Trade Name for gabapentine?

Neurontin

What are the Indications of Gabapentine (Neurontin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

seizures, peripheral neuropathy, neuropathic pain, prevention of migraines

What are the Actions of Gabapentine (Neurontin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

exact method of action unknown, may play a role in stabilizing neural membranes

What is the Therapeutic Class of Gabapentine (Neurontin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

analgesic adjuncts, therapeutic, anticonvulsants, mood stabilizers

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Gabapentine (Neurontin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

none

What are the Nursing Considerations of Gabapentine (Neurontin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • may cause suicidal thoughts, confusion, depression, drowsiness, ataxia, facial edema,
    hypertension
  • monitor pt closely for changes in behavior and depression
  • assess seizure activity
  • assess pain level
  • patient should take medications exactly as prescribed

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