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Gabapentin, available under various brand names, is a medication that belongs to the class of anticonvulsant drugs. It is commonly prescribed to manage certain types of seizures and to alleviate neuropathic pain. Gabapentin works by affecting the way nerves send messages to the brain.

One of the primary uses of Gabapentin is in the treatment of epilepsy. It is often prescribed as an adjunctive therapy, meaning it is used in combination with other antiepileptic medications to control seizures in individuals who suffer from epilepsy.