Table of Contents
- 1 What is Gabapentin (Neurontin)?
- 2 Why and How Do People Abuse Gabapentin (Neurontin)?
- 3 Understanding the Side Effects of Gabapentin Abuse
- 4 Gabapentin Addiction – The Risks and Symptoms
- 5 Gabapentin Addiction Withdrawal – Abrupt Cessation or the “Wean-off” Method?
- 6 Gabapentin Overdose – The Stairway to Death
- 7 Conclusion
- 8 FAQs (Neurontin Abuse)
Did you know that Gabapentin addiction is often found in correlation with opioids drug addiction? Gabapentin belongs to a class of drugs called “anticonvulsants.” It also possesses tranquilizing properties because of its ability to act as a CNS depressant. It is prescribed to patients for seizures, alcohol addiction treatment, cocaine withdrawal, diabetic neuropathy, anxiety, and restless leg syndrome.
But, is the abuse potential of Neurontin high? Well, no. It is not considered to be as high as other addictive drugs. At least that is what the books and journals dictate. Recreational abusers might disagree with the idea. It is also because of this relatively low abuse potential that Gabapentin is not a controlled substance in the US, the UK, or anywhere in the world for that matter.
So, can you abuse Gabapentin? Yes. Unfortunately, even with a low potential for abuse, regular misuse of Gabapentin can easily lead to its dependence and addiction. Common brand names of Gabapentin include Neurontin, Gralise, Gaborone, and Fanatrex among others.
FAQs (Neurontin Abuse)
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