Gabapentin is a medicine used to relieve the pain caused by nerve damage (neuropathic pain) due to various conditions like diabetes, shingles (herpes zo... View More
Uses of Gabapentin
Side effects of Gabapentin
How to use Gabapentin
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 may be taken wi... View More
How Gabapentin works
Gabapentin is an antiepileptic medication. When given for epilepsy, it is believed to work by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain, th... View More
What if you forget to take Gabapentin?
If you miss a dose of Gabapentin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to you... View More
Epilepsy, Neuropathic pain, Partial Seizures, Hot flashes, Fibromyalgia, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Pain from diabetic neuropathy.
May be taken with or without food.
Partial Seizures Adjunctive therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization Initial: 300 mg PO q8hr May increase up to 600 mg P... View More
Partial Seizures Adjunctive therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in patients older than 12 years of age with epilepsy;... View More
Renal impairment CrCl >60 mL/min: 300-1200 mg PO TID CrCl 30-60 mL/min: 200-700 mg q12hr CrCl 15-29 mL/min: 200-700 mg qDay CrCl <15 mL/min: 100-30... View More
Mode of Action
Gabapentin is structurally related to the neurotransmitter GABA but is neither a GABA agonist nor antagonist. High affinity gabapentin binding sites are... View More
Discontinuation or transfer from other antiepileptics, history of psychotic illness; renal impairment; pregnancy. Gradual withdrawal over at least 7 day... View More
>10% Ataxia (1-13%),Dizziness (16-20%),Drowsiness (5-21%),Fatigue (11-15%),Somnolence (16-20%) 1-10% Diplopia (6-10%),Nystagmus (6-10%),Tremor (6-1... View More
May increase plasma level w/ morphine. Reduced absorption w/ antacids.