Gabapentin Mechanism of Action

Gabapentin was designed to mimic the neurotransmitter GABA. In epilepsy, it’s thought that gabapentin stops seizures by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. With nerve pain and migraine, it’s thought to interfere with pain messages travelling through the brain and down the spine to block pain. It does not, however, bind to GABA receptors. Its mechanism of … Read more