Gabapentin enacarbil is a medication used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS) and nerve pain caused by shingles. It belongs to the group of drugs known as anticonvulsants and works by reducing the number of pain signals sent to the brain. Some common side effects of gabapentin enacarbil include drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, and dry mouth. Rarely, it may cause more serious side effects such as suicidal thoughts or severe allergic reactions. It is important to talk to a healthcare provider before taking this medication, especially if one has a history of depression or suicidal thoughts. Additionally, gabapentin enacarbil may interact with other medications, so it is important to let one's healthcare provider know about any other medications being taken. This medication should not be stopped abruptly, as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.
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