Generic Name : GABAPENTIN ABSTRACT – Gabapentin is taken with other medications to prevent seizures. The drug is commonly...
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Gabapentin has to be taken as directed by the doctors.
Adult and pediatric dosages: Injection solution: 250 mg/5 mL Tablet: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg.
SIDE EFFECTS –
Problem in concentrating
Hyperactivity in body movements
Rapidly changing moods
Suspiciousness or distrust
Cold or flu-like symptoms
Lack or loss of strength
Lower back or side pain
Swelling in the hands, feet or lower legs
Trembling or shaking
RARE SIDE EFFECTS –
Cough producing mucus
Decrease in sexual desire or ability
Problem in breathing
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Gabapentin has major interactions with 4 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Gabapentin has moderate interactions with 197 different drugs.
The drug causes mood swings and behavioral changes among children. These symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately.
It is advised to not to stop the drug consumption abruptly even if the person feels fit.
This drug contains inactive ingredients which may result in allergic reactions. So a pharmacist must be consulted before consuming it.
It is necessary to discuss any medical history related to seizures, family history of suicides, manic-depressive disorder, liver diseases, heart problems, seizures, and diabetes
Since this drug makes a person dizzy and blurs the vision so activities like driving and others which needs more attention should be avoided
Do not take alcoholic beverages while on drug course
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION WITH GABAPENTIN:
Use of Gabapentin in pregnancy may be acceptable only if the benefits exceed the risks involved
Studies in animal pregnancy have shown adverse effects on fetus. But no adequate studies has been found in humans to access the damage involved
Older adults must be more careful as the drug causes high breathing problem and increase the risk of falling.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately