GABASTAR M Tablet 10's


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Gabapentin+Mecobalamin (Methylcobalamin)
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Drug Information for GABASTAR M Tablet 10's

What is Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination used for?

Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination is used for the treatment of neuropathic pain and seizures. It is also used to treat nutritional deficiencies associated with neuronal disorders.

Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination work?

In Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination, Gabapentin belongs to the class of drugs called anti-epileptics. The drug acts by inhibiting the calcium channel activity of the damaged nerve cells and helps in reducing the neuropathic pain. Mecobalamin belongs to the vitamin B group, which provides the essential nutrients.

How to take Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination?

The dosage and the drug form depends on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole, but do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination with or without food. Also, it should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent drug levels in the body.

If you miss a dose of Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination, 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 Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination?

The drugs that interact with Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination are:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aspirin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Cetirizine
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Chloromycetin
  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Clozapine
  • Ephedrine
  • Naloxone
  • Olanzapine
  • Zolpidem

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 Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Oedema
  • Drowsiness

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

  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Skin rash

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 Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination?

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if the Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination.
  • Avoid Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination during pregnancy because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Consult the doctor immediately if you have swollen lips, tongue or throat.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination.
  • Consult the doctor immediately if you feel more depressed while taking Gabapentin + Mecobalamin.

You are advised not to take Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination 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 Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination?

  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor about the pre-existing kidney or liver diseases.
  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Gabapentin or Mecobalamin.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked Questions about Gabapentin + Mecobalamin

  1. How should Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination be stored?
  2. Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination is stored at room temperature (20 – 25OC). Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight.

  3. What are the overdose symptoms of Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination?
  4. The overdose symptoms of Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination include swelling of lips, throat, and difficulty breathing. You must immediately seek medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms. 

  5. Is it safe to alter the dose of the Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination?
  6. No, Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination dose is prescribed depending on the complexity of neuropathic pain. Therefore, altering the dose is not advised.

  7. Can I give Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination to my 10-year-old child?
  8. No, Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination should be used only by the individual for whom it is prescribed. Keep the medication away from the reach of children.

  9. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination?
  10. Yes, Gabapentin + Mecobalamin combination may lead to a rise in blood pressure. Therefore, continuous monitoring of the blood pressure is necessary to avoid further complications.

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