Gabapentin for Neuropathic pain

A 70-year-patient in a long-term care center has diabetes and has been prescribed gabapentin for neuropathic pain.•1. The patient states, “I have never had a seizure. Why has the doctor prescribed an antiseizure medication for me?” What is the nurse’s best response?•2. The nurse plans to implement additional fall precautions for this patient.

Why are additional fall precautions needed?•3. What potential adverse effects should the nurse plan to monitor? What adverse effects would require immediate notification of the provider?

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