GABAPIN 400mg Capsule 10's


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Gabapentin 400mg
By Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Drug Information for GABAPIN 400mg Capsule 10's

What is GABAPIN 400mg Capsule used for?

GABAPIN 400mg Capsule is used for the treatment of seizures and neuropathic pain. This drug helps relieve nerve pain that is associated with diabetic neuropathy and shingles. It is also used to treat trigeminal neuralgia, restless leg syndrome (RLS) and to prevent migraine.

GABAPIN 400mg Capsule may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does GABAPIN 400mg Capsule work?

GABAPIN 400mg Capsule belongs to the class of drugs called anti-epileptics. Glutamate is a neurotransmitter, which acts as a nerve-exciting agent. This neurotransmitter plays an important role in inducing seizures and transmitting pain signals to the brain. GABAPIN 400mg Capsule acts by interfering with the activity of glutamate in the brain and nervous system. Thus, it helps in reducing the neuropathic pain and seizure activity.

How to take GABAPIN 400mg Capsule?

The dosage and the drug form depends on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take GABAPIN 400mg Capsule as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet/capsule whole, but do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Take GABAPIN 400mg Capsule with or without food.

If you miss a dose of GABAPIN 400mg Capsule, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with GABAPIN 400mg Capsule?

The drugs that interact with GABAPIN 400mg Capsule are:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Antacid
  • Aspirin
  • Buprenorphine
  • Caffeine
  • Cimetidine
  • Naloxone

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of GABAPIN 400mg Capsule?

The following are the most common side effects of GABAPIN 400mg Capsule:

  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Memory loss

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood swings

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions GABAPIN 400mg Capsule?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on GABAPIN 400mg Capsule
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if GABAPIN 400mg Capsule causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Inform your doctor if you have rapid swelling of lips, throat and tongue.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Suddenly stopping the medication may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may cause excessive drowsiness when taken with GABAPIN 400mg Capsule.

You are advised not to take GABAPIN 400mg Capsule if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking GABAPIN 400mg Capsule?

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to GABAPIN 400mg Capsule.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor about the pre-existing heart problems and liver diseases.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked Questions about GABAPIN 400mg Capsule

  1. What is an alternative drug for GABAPIN 400mg Capsule to treat trigeminal neuralgia in a patient with liver disease?
  2. Carbamazepine is used as an alternative drug for treating trigeminal neuralgia in the case of liver disease. However, you must consult your doctor before using any drug.

  3. How should GABAPIN 400mg Capsule be stored?
  4. GABAPIN 400mg Capsule is stored at room temperature (25 – 30OC). Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight.

  5. Does GABAPIN 400mg Capsule cause gallstones?
  6. Yes, GABAPIN 400mg Capsule may cause gallstones. Consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms associated with gallstones such as severe abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

  7. Is it safe to alter the dose of the GABAPIN 400mg Capsule?
  8. No, GABAPIN 400mg Capsule dose is prescribed depending on the complexity of neuropathic pain. Therefore, altering the dose is not advised.

  9. How long can I take GABAPIN 400mg Capsule?
  10. GABAPIN 400mg Capsule should be used only for the prescribed duration. Do not discontinue unless instructed by your doctor.

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