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Gabapentin (Neurontin)

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What is the Generic Name for Neurontin?

Gabapentin

What is the Trade Name for Gabapentin?

Neurontin

What are the Indications of Gabapentin (Neurontin)?

  • Seizures
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Prevention of migraines

What are the Actions of Gabapentin (Neurontin)?

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

What is the Therapeutic Class of Gabapentin (Neurontin)?

Analgesic adjuncts, therapeutic, anticonvulsants, mood stabilizers

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Gabapentin (Neurontin)?

none

What are the Nursing Considerations of Gabapentin (Neurontin)?

  • 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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