Gabapentin Sandoz 75 mg
- Brand: Sandoz
- Product Code: SD_GBPT_75
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient : Pregabalin which is an anticonvulsant medicine, which can be used in combination with other medicines to treat epilepsy, for nerve pain and anxiety.
Pregabalin works in the brain and nervous system. The exact way in which gabapentin works is not fully understood.
It's thought to work by binding to calcium channels found on nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This reduces the release of various neurotransmitters from these nerve cells.
Neurotransmitters are natural body chemicals that are stored in nerve cells. They are involved in transmitting messages between the nerve cells. Pregabalin is thought to reduce the release of neurotransmitters called glutamate, noradrenaline and substance P.
Glutamate is a neurotransmitter that acts as a natural 'nerve-exciting' agent. It is released when electrical signals build up in nerve cells and subsequently excites more nerve cells. It is thought to play a key role in causing epileptic seizures. Reducing the release of glutamate from the nerve cells in the brain is thought to help stabilise the electrical activity in the brain and prevent epileptic fits.
Glutamate, substance P and noradrenaline are also involved in transmitting pain signals in the brain and nervous system. As pregabalin reduces the release of these neurotransmitters it can also be used to treat nerve pain occurring as a result of nerve damage, or a disturbance in the function of nerves.
Pregabalin can also be used to treat generalised anxiety disorder, which is another condition thought to involve over activity of glutamate, substance P and noradrenaline in the brain.
What is it used for?
▪️ Treating nerve pain referred to as neuropathic pain, such as diabetic neuropathy or post-herpetic neuralgia, which occurs after having shingles.
▪️ Generalised anxiety disorder in adults.
Size : 56 tablets / box