Not Medical Advice: We discovered that the white oval pill (scored on both sides) with the imprint D 24 is called Gabapentin 600 mg.
It is an anti-epileptic medication (anticonvulsant) prescribed to children 12 years old and older and adults who experience seizures caused by epilepsy. It is also prescribed with other medications to children ages 3 to 12 who experience partial seizures.
Adults with restless legs syndrome (RLS), and those who suffer from nerve pain connected to shingles (herpes zoster) and the herpes virus also benefit from using Gabapentin.
Brand names are Gralise, Horizant, Neurontin, and Gabarone.
Less serious side effects: fatigue, weakness, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea or constipation, headache, blurred vision, loss or balance, and dry mouth.
Stop taking Gabapentin and seek emergency medical attention if you experience more seizures, chest pain, rapid weight gain, fever, flu-like symptoms or muscle weakness.
Good news for frequent shingles suffers! Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. just received U.S. regulatory approval for a generic lidocaine patch used to treat nerve pain linked to shingles. Expect to see the product in pharmacies in September 2013.