Remedial medicines such as neurontin are popular for their action against neuralgia and epilepsy. Neurontin was originally designed to imitate the mechanism of GABA, natural nerve impulse suppressors, and reduce the nervous excitability. But it acted in a way different from that of GABA by acting on calcium channels and regulating neurotransmitter release rather than acting on chloride and potassium channels and interfering with nerve impulse conduction.
Gabapentin or Neurontin is known for relieving pain caused due to reasons other than the direct stimulation of pain receptors. Such pain is called neuralgic pain. Combined with a similar medicine flumazenil, it is an authorized treatment against the adverse withdrawal symptoms of alcohol addiction and cocaine addiction. It readily cures a large collection of neuropathies including epilepsy. Epilepsy is not a single disorder rather it is characterized by a number of impairments. Seizures, an important symptom of epilepsy, are reduced significantly by the use of Neurontin.
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