What is Neurontin?

Neurontin (generic name gabapentin) is a drug that's prescribed for seizures or nerve pain. Doctors also prescribe it for behavior changes, bipolar disorder, pain disorders, or tremors. You typically have to take it for several days to weeks before it's completely effective.

Neurontin dosages usually range from 100 mg once a day to 600 mg four times a day, depending on the person and the medical condition. If you stop taking Neurontin, you should lower your dose gradually over one week to help prevent seizures or pain from returning. You can take Neurontin with or without food.