What is Neurontin (Gabapentin) used for?
Neurontin (Gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant which is given to patients with epilepsy to treat seizures. This drug may also be used to treat nerve pain caused by shingles, or to treat other conditions, including diabetic neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia, restless leg syndrome and peripheral neuropathy.
How should I use Neurontin (Gabapentin)?
Neurontin (Gabapentin) capsules should be taken orally, exactly as directed by your physician. You should only take the amount prescribed to you by your physician, and take the medication at the same time every day. Some patients may be told to take it 3 times per day. If your physician has told you to take it 3 times per day, you should ensure that you don't allow more than 12 hours pass in between doses.
What are the side effects of Neurontin (Gabapentin)?
Some side effects of Neurontin (Gabapentin) include:
You should tell your physician about any side effects you notice while taking this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Neurontin (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.