Gabapentin Action Mechanism
Gabapentin acts as a Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) analog and is assumed to exert its action by enhancing the neuronal production of GABA. While, in some cases it is regarded to exert its brain action by executing a key role in the brain calcium channel mechanism. And, the fact is that the exact path of action of this medication is still not established.
The dosage of Gabapentin that has been found to act potently in adults for controlling the seizures is 300 mg dose, which is to be taken thrice a day. It is recommended that this medication exerts an optimal and powerful effect in case it is taken at the same time of the day irrespective of your meals. Hence, never miss a dose and take this drug till the time as that suggested by your doctor.
Gabapentin is one such drug that has gained an immense popularity within a few years of its inception and is currently also used to mitigate the pain and spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis, hot flashes as well as menopausal symptoms.