Following the discovery of capsules found to be empty, Aurobindo Pharma USA has initiated a recall of the epilepsy treatment gabapentin, the company announced Nov. 21.

The company is voluntarily recalling lot GESB14011-A of 100-count bottles of 300 mg gabapentin, which have an expiration date of December 2015. The product also is used to manage postherpetic neuralgia (pain after shingles).

The Food and Drug Administration noted that the empty capsules could result in missed doses, potentially resulting in no effect, short-term efficacy reduction, short-term withdrawal effect, or status epilepticus that could be life threatening.