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Gabapentin

Gabapentin Information

Gabapentin Benefits & Uses

Gabapentin is used to treat the following -

Gabapentin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Gabapentin

Gabapentin

Gabapentin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Gabapentin is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Dizziness Mild
  3. Fatigue Mild
  4. Unsteadiness
  5. Tiredness
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Nausea or vomiting
  8. Tremor
  9. Vertigo Mild
  10. Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movement)
  11. Headache Mild
  12. Insomnia Mild
  13. Double Vision
  14. Decreased libido
  15. Dry Mouth Mild
  16. Peripheral Edema
  17. Blurred vision
  18. Constipation Moderate
  19. Confusion
  20. Shortness of Breath Moderate

Gabapentin Related Warnings

Is the use of Gabapentin safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Gabapentin. It is best to stop taking Gabapentin immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Gabapentin safe during breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Gabapentin. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

Moderate

What is the effect of Gabapentin on the Kidneys?

Gabapentin has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Gabapentin on the Liver?

Gabapentin does not damage the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Gabapentin on the Heart?

Gabapentin is completely safe for the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Gabapentin with Other Drugs

Gabapentin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Codeine

Dextromethorphan

Paracetamol,Codeine

    Chlorpheniramine,Codeine

      Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

        Gabapentin Contraindications

        If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Gabapentin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

        1. Depression
        2. Suicidal Tendency
        3. Kidney Disease

        Frequently asked Questions about Gabapentin

        Is this Gabapentin habit forming or addictive?

        You may get addicted to Gabapentin. Therefore, before taking it, consult your doctor.

        Yes

        Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

        After taking Gabapentin you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

        Dangerous

        Is it safe?

        Yes, but consume Gabapentin only on doctor's advice.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        Yes, in many cases, taking Gabapentin can help with mental disorders.

        Yes

        Gabapentin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Gabapentin

        Taking Gabapentin with food does not cause any problems.

        Safe

        Interaction between Alcohol and Gabapentin

        Taking alcohol with Gabapentin can be dangerous.

        Severe
        This medicine data has been created by -
        Dr. Md Saadullah
        M.Pharma, Pharmacy
        3 Years of Experience
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        Dr. Vikas Chauhan
        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        2 Years of Experience
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        References

        1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Neurontin® (gabapentin)
        2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 419-420
        3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 605-606