Gabapentin Capsule is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain and seizures. SIDE EFFECTS
Uncoordinated body movement
Fatigue DIRECTION OF USE
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gabapentin Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. MODE OF ACTION
Gabapentin Capsule is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells. warnings
Gabapentin Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
PregnancyWEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gabapentin Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation Gabapentin Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Driving Gabapentin Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Gabapentin Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gabapentin Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver There is limited information available on the use of Gabapentin Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor. Expert Advice
You have been prescribed Gabapentin Capsule for treating and preventing nerve pain caused by diabetes and shingles.
It may also be used for the treatment and prevention of seizures.
Its side effects are usually mild and go away by themselves.
It may cause sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Gabapentin Capsule, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.
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