Horizant Medication Information
Available in the form of an extended-release tablet, Horizant™ (gabapentin enacarbil) is taken just once a day to treat the symptoms of restless legs syndrome (RLS). It's not entirely clear how the drug works; however, it's possible that it works in the nervous system by binding to certain parts of calcium channels. Horizant is a prescription drug and is available in brand-name form only.
Before using this RLS medication, make sure to review the safety information for Horizant. This drug may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider knows if you have any other medical conditions, such as kidney disease or depression, or are taking any other type of medicine, including nonprescription medications, herbal supplements, or vitamins. In addition, this product is not approved for use in children, usually defined as people younger than 18 years of age.
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