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Extended-release gabapentin (GraliseTM) is a medication used to treat a certain type of nerve pain (known medically as postherpetic neuralgia), which can occur after a case of shingles. However, because this prescription drug is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information on extended-release (ER) gabapentin before starting treatment.
 
For example, tell your healthcare provider if you have certain medical conditions, such as cancer, depression, or a history of suicidal thoughts. Also, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are currently taking any other medications, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
It is important to take gabapentin ER with food. It comes in tablet form and is typically taken once daily. Possible side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and headaches.
 
(For more information on this drug, click Extended-Release Gabapentin. This full-length article explains how it works, lists other side effects, and offers some general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
 
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