Gabapentin is a commonly prescribed medication for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Gabapentin is an anti-seizure medication. Many physicians find it helpful in suppressing the pain that some people feel from peripheral neuropathy.
Of course, if numbness is the only symptom of the peripheral neuropathy, then, in the opinion of many physicians, gabapentin is likely not going to be helpful.
It is very important not to discontinue or change the dose of this medication without consulting your physician.