How effective is Gabapentin for Agitation?
Summary: 8 Gabapentin users have rated its effectiveness for Agitation.
Overall ratings: 2.6/5
Long term ratings: 3.0/5
This is a review of how effective Gabapentin (gabapentin) is for Agitation and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.
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What is Gabapentin
Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users)
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement) can be treated by Mirapex, Requip, Ativan, Ropinirole Hydrochloride, Clonazepam, Seroquel. (latest reports from Agitation 54,307 patients)
On Dec, 22, 2014: 8 people are studied for taking Gabapentin in Agitation
Gabapentin effectiveness for Agitation (number of people):
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