Gabapentin is mostly used for nerve pain. Its prescription uses is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant.
It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain.
Gabapentin is used to treat various forms of epilepsy (seizures that are initially limited to certain parts of the brain, whether the seizure spreads to other parts of the brain or not).
Your doctor will prescribe gabapentin for you to help treat your epilepsy when your current treatment is not fully controlling your condition.
Gabapentin can produce feelings of relaxation, calmness and euphoria and has been reported by some to cause stimulant effects.
It can also enhance the euphoric effects of other drugs, like opiates, and is likely to increase the risks when taken in this way.