Neurontin is a medication that is known as a GABA analogue. It is a prescription medication that was developed to treat epilepsy and is more currently used to relieve neuropathic pain. The medication has been used since 1994 as a medication that helps to manage partial seizures, although it is usually used in combination with other such medications. It has also been proven to be very effective in controlling neuropathic pain that is accompanied by shingles. Neurontin has also been used to effectively treat many different types of nerve pain.