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Gabapentin Topical



Gabapentin topical is used in the treatment of pain in the female external genital organs (vulvodynia). In combination with the other medications (ketamine, baclofen, cyclobenzaprine, diclofenac and tetracycline), it is used to treat chronic muscle pain in the soft tissues (fibromyalgia) and pain originating from nerves due to nerve compression or nerve injury or nerve damage (neuropathic pain).

How it works

Gabapentin belongs to the class of medications called as anticonvulsants. The exact mechanism of action is unknown; however, gabapentin relieves peripheral neuropathic pain by changing the way the body senses pain.

Common side effects

Numbness, Burning sensation, Coordination disorder, Nightmare


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Expert advice

  • Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to gabapentin or any of its ingredients. 

Frequently asked questions

Gabapentin Topical

Q. Is gabapentin an opiate, benzo or NSAID?
Gabapentin is an analog of GABA (gamma- amino butyric acid), that is effective against fits and pain due to nerve damage or nerve irritation. It is not an opiate or benzodiazepine or NSAID.
Q. Is gabapentin topical safe?
Gabapentin topical is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)