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What Is Extended-Release Gabapentin Used For?

Is It Safe for Children to Take Extended-Release Gabapentin?

This medicine is not approved for use in children (usually defined as people younger than 18 years of age). The drug's safety and effectiveness have not been studied in this age group. This makes sense, as postherpetic neuralgia usually occurs in older adults rather than children.
 

Are There Off-Label Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend extended-release gabapentin for something other than the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia. This is called an "off-label" use. For example, extended-release gabapentin may be used off-label to treat epilepsy.
 
Also, based on the off-label uses sometimes seen with Neurontin, possible off-label uses for extended-release gabapentin might include the treatment of the following conditions:
 
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