What is Gabapin (Gabapentin) used for?
Gabapin (Gabapentin) is a type of anticonvulsant, which is given to people who have epilepsy to control and prevent seizures. It helps to treat and prevent seizures by reducing abnormal brain activity. Other conditions this drug is used to treat include postherpetic neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy and restless leg syndrome.
How should I use Gabapin (Gabapentin)?
Gabapin (Gabapentin) capsules are normally taken 3 times per day, with a glass of water. You should take this medication at the same time every day, and ensure that no more than 12 hours elapses between your doses. Patients should note that the exact dosage may vary for each patient, and it is important to note that you should not suddenly stop taking this medication, as this may cause you to experience more frequent seizures. Instead, you should consult your physician, as your dosage may need to be gradually decreased.
What are the side effects of Gabapin (Gabapentin)?
Some patients taking Gabapin (Gabapentin) may notice side effects, such as:
This drug may also cause more serious side effects. Consult your physician immediately if you experience rapid eye movement, seizures, thoughts of suicide or any other more serious side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Gabapin (Gabapentin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.