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  • n. A medication, originally used for the treatment of epilepsy but now used to relieve pain.

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  • n. an anticonvulsant (trade name Neurontin) used to control some types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy; also used to manage neuralgia caused by shingles


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  • XenoPort said the companies are discussing the next steps in development of the drug, which is formally called gabapentin enacarbil.

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  • ~ Gabapentin Shown Effective For Fibromyalgia Pain -- "New research supported by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases NIAMS shows that the anticonvulsant medication gabapentin, which is used for certain types of seizures, can be an effective treatment for the pain and other symptoms associated with the common, often hard-to-treat chronic pain disorder, fibromyalgia."

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  • What probably has XenoPort shareholders so irked is the fact that this drug seemed like a shoe-in; it's been on the market for years in generic form under the name gabapentin and prior to that was marketed by PFE).


  • Dr. Harry Pollett, a pain specialist in North Sydney, N.S., calls gabapentin a so-so drug with potentially serious side-effects for patients.


  • Neurontin, also known by its generic name gabapentin, is approved for use in Canada and the United States to help control epileptic seizures.

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  • DM-1796 is an Acuform version of gabapentin, which is an FDA-approved immediate release pharmaceutical for the treatment of partial epilepsy and management of postherpetic neuralgia PHN.

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  • DM-1796 is an Acuform version of gabapentin, which is an

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  • GSK and XenoPort are developing a compound called gabapentin enacarbil for the treatment of neuropathic pain associated with shingles.

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  • If the pain does not respond to amitriptyline an alternative medicine called gabapentin can be used.

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