Uses And Benefits
Seizures in epilepsy are caused when unusual electrical activity floods the brain. This medication slows the pulses to make them less likely to cause seizures. It is also one of only a select few drugs that have been specifically approved to treat fibromyalgia. This is a chronic condition that causes ongoing aches and fatigue. It can be challenging to diagnose and treat.
The Food And Drug Administration has also approved this medication to treat other conditions. This includes diabetic neuropathy, nerve damage caused by herpes zoster, and pain due to an old or healing spinal cord injury. This medication may also treat partial-onset seizures. It may be used for this purpose in anyone over one month old. Some doctors may prescribe this medication off-label to treat anxiety or nerve damage caused by other diseases.
Get the details on the potential side effects next.