J Korean Pain Soc.  1999 Nov;12(2):242-245.

Experience with Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Chosun University College of Medicine, Kwangju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Emergency Medicine, Chosun University College of Medicine, Kwangju, Korea.

Abstract

Gabapentin is an oral antiepileptic agent with an unknown mechanism of action. There have been many proposed uses for gabapentin, including neuropathic pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, postherpetic neuralgia, midscapular pain secondary to radiation myelopathy and migraine prophylaxis. This report presents patients who were treated with gabapentin when other pharmacologic interventions failed to relieve neuropathic pain 3 patients with neuropathic pain were included among these cases. All patients were started on 200 mg gabapentin. The maximum dose required for pain relief was between 800 mg and 2400 mg. Gabapentin may be a useful adjunct for treating neuropathic pain with minimum of side effects.

Keyword

Pain, neuropathic pain; Anticonvulsant, gabapentin
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