Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants are used in the treatment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease?

Updated: Jun 23, 2021
  • Author: Divakara Kedlaya, MBBS; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Anticonvulsants

Used to manage pain and provide sedation in neuropathic pain.

Gabapentin (Neurontin)

Membrane stabilizer, a structural analogue of the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), which paradoxically is thought not to exert effect on GABA receptors. Appears to exert action via the alpha(2)delta1 and alpha(2)delta2 subunit of the calcium channel.


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