Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant drug that acts as a mild tranquilizer and is only legally available with a prescription. It is frequently used to treat seizures and pain from nerve damage. It may also be used for medical treatment during alcohol or cocaine withdrawal, for diabetic neuropathy, restless leg syndrome, or anxiety.
The generic version of gabapentin was first introduced in 2004, so it’s still a new drug and experts aren’t exactly sure how it works. However, they do know that it affects the brain and the nervous system.
Gabapentin comes in the form of capsules, tablets, or an oral solution, and people who abuse it may crush the pills and snort the powder or take the pills with opioid drugs and benzodiazepines to enhance its effects and experience a pleasurable high. Abusing alcohol with gabapentin can cause serious dizziness or sleepiness.
Gabapentin is sold under the following brand names: