barbara,im a 79 year old insommnic.i have tried ambien,lunesta,restoral all work then poop out.my psychiatrist told me to try gabitril.i told her that drug is for epilectics,and i never had a seizure.she told me many people who never got seizures,use it for sleeping pill.she said seizure rate for non-epilectics is only 1%i have been on it for sleep for 3 weeks.i get the best relaxed sleep,no hangovers next day.is it really safe for non-epilectics.i read it is very commomly used as sleep aids for non-epilectics.
Gabatril is used for indications other than epilepsy, as most anti-seizure drugs are. In my practice I have never had anyone on Gabatril for seizures, only for other indications, such as a sleep aid as it was prescribed for you. Even though this is not a common usage, you need to trust your psychiatrist and the experience she has with the treatments she prescribes. Gabatril is safe for persons who do not have epilepsy. I hope it keeps working for you.