Addiction

Gabapentin seems efficacious for alcohol use disorder

(HealthDay)—Gabapentin appears to be efficacious for the treatment of alcohol use disorder (AUD), especially among those with high alcohol withdrawal, according to a study published online March 9 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Medications

Gabapentin and pregabalin become class C drugs

An expert in mental health and addiction at the University of York comments on the Government's move to make gabapentin and pregabalin a class C drug.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Painful intercourse in women improved with fibromyalgia drug

Women with chronic pain or discomfort around the vulva showed improved sexual function with an oral nerve pain medication used to treat pain caused by a previous herpes infection as well as fibromyalgia, according to a Rutgers ...

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin (brand names Fanatrex, Gabarone, Gralise, Neurontin, Nupentin) is a pharmaceutical drug, specifically a GABA analogue. It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and currently is also used to relieve neuropathic pain. There are, however, concerns regarding the quality of the trials conducted.

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