Neurontin: Making Life Bearable for those with Epilepsy
Many millions of people have their lives disrupted by epileptic seizures which can happen at any time, anywhere. Not only are seizures embarrassing, but they can also be dangerous. People have been known to choke in the middle of a seizure or to do things they would otherwise not do. Many people lose control over their bodily functioning and may do harm to themselves or others, unintentionally. Therefore, effective medicine, such as Neurotonin can greatly improve the quality of life for epilepsy patients and increase their odds for living a normal, productive life.
Before Neurontin, there were treatments for epilepsy, but these were often not so effective or carried with them significant side effects. The disease has occurred since ancient times, and many superstitions and folk remedies were applied in cases of epilepsy. When Neurontin came on the market, finally those who suffered from epilepsy had a place to turn. Neurontin not only treats epilepsy, but neuralgia which is associated with a type of herpes called shingles.
As with any drug, the person taking it should inform a doctor of any other drugs they may be taking. Neurontin has been shown to intensify the effects of morphine. Those who are pregnant, nursing or who are trying to conceive should consult a doctor before taking the drug. One possible side effect is drowsiness, so care should be taken while driving or operating machinery. Avoid alcohol, which may intensify the effects and tell the doctor if you have a rash or hives after taking Neurontin.
While this drug can be used to treat young people with epilepsy, cases of emotional instability and aggressive behavior have been reported among users of Neurontin aged between 3 and 12. While this is not true in all cases, if you notice this kind of behavior in your child, you may want to consult a doctor for a different medication.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.