GABAPIN 300 mg 15 Capsule

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About

Prescription status:

Prescription required

 

Manufacturer Name:

Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

 

Drug classification: Anti-convulsant 

 

What is this used for:

  • Seizures with and without secondary generalization
  • Peripheral neuropathic pain
  • Painful diabetic neuropathy and post-herpetic neuralgia in adults

 

When to not take this medicine:

 

Hypersensitivity towards Gabapentin

 

How should i take the medicine:

 

Take this medicine with an adequate amount of water as directed by the physician. Do not take this medicine in small or larger amounts than recommended.

 

How this medicine works:

Gabapentin treats seizures by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain. 

 

Side effects

  • Abnormal eye movements that are continuous, uncontrolled, back-and-forth, or rolling (common)
  • Clumsiness or unsteadiness (common) 
  • Constipation (common)
  • Diarrhea (common)
  • Difficulty speaking (common)
  • Drowsiness or tiredness (common)
  • Dry mouth (common)
  • Nausea (common)
  • Violent behavior, aggressiveness, or anger (less common)
  • Anxiety that is new or worse (less common)
  • Depression that is new or worse (less common)
  • Irritability that is new or worse (less common)
  • Mania (less common)
  • Panic attacks (less common)
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior (less common)
  • Insomnia (less common)

 

 

Pregnancy warning: Unknown 

Use of this medicine is not recommended for individuals who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant unless absolutely necessary as the safety and efficacy of this medicine is not well established. Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

 

Lactation warning:

 

Use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless absolutely necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

 

Renal dose adjustments:

 

Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative on the basis of creatinine clearance values.

 

Hepatic dose adjustments:

 

Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative.

 

Drug interactions:

 

  • Pregabalin-Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination.Inform your doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.


  • Cyclobenzaprine-Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination.Inform your doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.


  • Acetaminophen-Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together it can lead to serious side effects including respiratory distress, coma, and even death. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.


  • Tramadol-Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together it can lead to serious side effects including respiratory distress, coma, and even death. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.


  • Cetirizine-Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination.Inform your doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.


  • Alprazolam-Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination.Inform your doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.


Alcohol interactions:

 

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving/taking this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition.

 

 

Food interactions:

 

N/A

Expert Advice:

  1. This medicine can be taken with food or without food. Do not crush, chew, or open the cap of the capsule. Swallow it whole.
  2. This medicine is to be taken at the same time of the day. Follow the missed dose instructions in case if you miss a dose.
  3. Seek emergency medical help if you experience any of the side effects like Anxiety, Depression, Irritability, Mania, Panic attacks, etc.
  4. It is recommended to avoid driving or using heavy machinery immediately after consuming this medicine.

 

 

Missed dose instructions:

 

Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost the for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.

 

Overdose Instructions:

 

Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.

 

Storage Instructions:


References:

  1. Gabapentin 300 mg capsules - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2020 [cited 6 October 2020]. Available from: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/2361/smpc
  2. Gabapentin: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 6 October 2020]. Available from: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a694007.html
  3. Vitamin B12 [Internet]. Ods.od.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 6 October 2020]. Available from: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB12-Consumer/


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Caution

Keep away from direct sunlight

Store in a dry place

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