Always consult a Medical doctor or patient care specialist before using gabapentin capsules.
Indications and Usage
Gabapentin is used to prevent and control seizures. It is also used to alleviate nerve pain following shingles in adults.
Take Gabapentin capsules by mouth and according to your doctor’s instructions.
Taking Gabapentin regularly may confer the most benefit. It works best if the amount of medicine in your system is at a constant level.
Do not take gabapentin if:
- You are allergic to it;
- You have other allergies;
- You have kidney disease, mental/mood problems, breathing problems and;
- abuse of alcohol/drugs;
- You are below 12 years of age
Administration and Dosage
Use of gabapentin capsules during pregnancy or breastfeeding does not appear to be harmful. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking gabapentin.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage. The usual dose for adults is 150mg or 300mg three times a day. The usual dose for children is 150mg three times a day depending on age and body weight. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose so that your body can adjust to the medicine.
Possible interaction with gabapentin capsules include orlistat which may interact with this medicine. Also, drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants and narcotic pain relievers may interact with gabapentin.
Gabapentin capsules should not be taken with alcohol. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking before your treatment with gabapentin capsules.
Gabapentin is contraindicated if:
- You are allergic to its active ingredients;
- You have a history of renal disease;
- You have not informed your doctor about the drugs you are taking e.g.
- You are a child below 12years of age;
- You are using other medications that contain gabapentin e.g. gabapentin
Taking more medicines may cause poisoning and serious side effects. Please call the emergency department if you suspect gabapentin overdose.
No adverse reactions have been reported.