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Gabapin

Gabapin 300 Capsule is a medicine used to relieve the pain caused by nerve damage (neuropathic pain) due to various conditions like diabetes, shingles (herpes zoster infection), spinal cord injury, etc. It is also used to treat certain types of seizures (fits) in combination with other medicines.

Gabapin 300 Capsule belongs to the anti-epileptic group of medicines. You may take it with or without food, but it is important to take this medicine at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The exact dose and duration of treatment will depend on your condition and how you respond to it.

Your doctor will probably start this medicine at a low dose and increase it gradually. It may take a few weeks for the medicine to work properly. Follow your doctor’s instructions and continue taking it regularly until your doctor advises you to stop. Do not miss any dose, otherwise, your condition may worsen.

Most people taking Gabapin 300 Capsule do not experience any side effects. The most common ones are feeling sleepy, dizzy, or tired (fatigue). These are usually mild and go away by themselves as your body gets used to the medicine. Most side effects are not serious and do not need medical attention. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you.

You should avoid drinking alcohol along with this medicine as it may lead to excessive sleepiness and dizziness. Let your doctor know right away if you develop any unusual mood changes like anxiety, agitation, depression, or thoughts about harming yourself.

Before taking Gabapin 300 Capsule, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney-related problems or if you are more than 65 years old. Your doctor may prescribe a different dose in such people. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant should also consult their doctor before using this medicine.

Gabapentin is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Gabapin capsules. This drug belongs to a group of medication known as an anticonvulsant. This medicine is used to treat epilepsy and peripheral neuropathic pain.

Uses of the drug:

Gabapentin is used in combination with other seizure control medications for the management and prevention of seizures associated with epilepsy.

Gabapentin does not cure epilepsy and only works to control seizures as long as the medication is taken. It may also be prescribed to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS), to relieve numbness and tingling related todiabetes, to prevent hot flashes, and to relieve pain that can accompany shingles.

Working of the drug:

This drug consists of Gabapentin. This drug belongs to a group of medicines called anti-epileptic or anticonvulsants. It works by affecting the transmission of nerve signals in the brain that makes brain calm and relaxed and thus treats epilepsy.

BENEFITS OF GABAPIN CAPSULE

In Treatment of Neuropathic pain

Gabapin 300 Capsule is used to treat long-lasting (chronic) pain caused by nerve damage due to diabetes, shingles, or spinal cord injury. It reduces pain and its associated symptoms such as mood changes, sleep problems, and tiredness.
It is thought to work by interfering with pain signals that travel through the damaged nerves and the brain.
Taking this medicine regularly will improve your physical and social functioning and overall quality of life.
It takes a few weeks to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing any good. Once your symptoms have gone you should still keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.

In Treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures

Gabapin 300 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants which is used to treat some forms of epilepsy in adults. It is thought to work by slowing down nerve impulses in the brain which cause seizures (fits).
It helps reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. It will help you go about your daily activities with more confidence and may allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving).
It can take a few weeks for this medicine to work and during this time you may still have seizures. Do not stop using this medicine even if you feel well until your doctor advises you to. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.

Manufacturer:

Gabapin is manufactured by Intas Pharma, India. The drugs are available on our website under various different pack sizes. To buy Gabapin – 300mg Capsules online, visit 24x7pharma.com.

Dosage form and strengths:

The drug is available in the form of capsule under the following brand name and strength on our website:

Gabapin ? 300 mg capsule
Gabapin ? 400 mg capsule
Gabapin ? 600 mg capsule
Buy Gabapin 300 mg online at 24x7pharma.com.

Do not take the drug if you:

Are hypersensitive to this active ingredient Gabapentinor any other ingredient of the medicine
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the near future
Are a breastfeeding mother

Tell your doctor if you:

Have diabetes
Have liver disease
Have any kidney disease
Have any heart related problem, including high blood pressure
Are on dialysis
Have a history of depression or mood disorder

How much to take the drug?

The dosage depends upon your age, weight, medical condition and your response to the treatment. Therefore, your doctor will decide the correct dose. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take two 200 mg capsules to substitute one 400 mg capsule.

How to take the drug?

The drug is to be taken with the food or without the food as directed by your doctor. The capsule is to be swallowed with a glass of water. Do not spill or open the capsule.

For how long to take it?

You should take the dose until you finish the prescription. Do not stop or change the dose even if you feel better. You should complete the prescribed dose.

Overdose:

In case of an overdose, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor Immediately.

Miss dose:

If you miss a dose of Gabapentin, then take it as soon as you remember.Never take the missed dose if the next dose time is almost up. Taking multiple doses at the same time can lead to an overdose of medication in your body which can be harmful.

Side effects of the drug:

Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, back pain, and rash are the common side effects of Gabapentin. If any of these effects continuing for a long time or become untcontrolled then contact your doctor immediately.

Gabapentin may rarely cause serious side effects such as: dizziness, trouble in breathing, chest pain, heartburn, muscle pain, jaw pain, fever, sore throat, abdominal pain , black stool, uexplained weight loss.
Common drug interactions:

You must let your doctor know in advance about your medical history and the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these ones: antacids, cimetidine, tapentadol, sodium bicarbonate, narcotic pain relievers such as morphine and codine.

However, this is not a complete information as mentioning all the details here is quite difficult about this drug. There may be other medications that may cause drug interaction. Never start a new medication without asking a doctor.

Things to remember:

Do not use this medication for any other infection without consulting with the doctor
Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if they are having similar symptoms as you are having

In case you do not feel well after completing the medication prescribed by your doctor, then contact your doctor immediately
Store the medicine at room temperature. Do not freeze it

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
Gabapin 300 Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gabapin 300 Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gabapin 300 Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Gabapin 300 Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
warnings

Kidney

CAUTION
Gabapin 300 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gabapin 300 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Gabapin 300 Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

FAQs

Q. I have been prescribed Gabapin 300 Capsule for pain. When will I start feeling better?

It varies from person to person. Some people take about a week or two before noticing relief in pain. Whereas, some people may see an improvement straight away. It is recommended that you take Gabapin 300 Capsule only for nerve pain and as advised by your doctor.

Q. I think I have gained weight since I started taking Gabapin 300 Capsule. Can this be because of Gabapin 300 Capsule?

Yes, Gabapin 300 Capsule may cause weight gain because it increases your hunger. Regular physical exercise and a balanced diet with low calorie food may help you maintain a stable weight. Consult a dietitian if you have any further concerns to keep your weight stable.

Q. For how long do I need to take Gabapin 300 Capsule?

Your doctor will decide the duration of the treatment based on your condition and your response to the treatment. For instance, if you have been prescribed Gabapin 300 Capsule for epilepsy, you may have to take it for a long time, maybe years even if your seizures are controlled. Whereas, if you are taking it for nerve pain and it has relieved your pain, you may have to take it for several months only.

Q. What are the serious side effects that may occur while taking Gabapin 300 Capsule?

Taking Gabapin 300 Capsule may cause yellowing of the skin or eyes (warning signs of jaundice), trouble in breathing or talking and tightness in chest or throat (suggestive of serious allergic skin reactions). It may provoke suicidal thoughts and cause unusual bruises or bleeding which may be due to blood disorder. Other serious side effects may include muscle weakness and pain, fever which could lead to kidney failure, long-lasting stomach pain, nausea and vomiting (suggestive of pancreatitis and rash).

Q. Is Gabapin 300 Capsule habit forming?

No, it will not be addictive if you take it as per your doctor’s recommendations. However, physical dependence has been reported in people who had taken more than the recommended dose of Gabapin 300 Capsule or had used Gabapin 300 Capsule for illnesses it is not approved for.

Q. I am taking Gabapin 300 Capsule for nerve pain. Can I take it off and on?

No, Gabapin 300 Capsule is not a simple pain reliever. It is important that you follow your doctor’s advice strictly. Taking it off and on may not give you the desired results and may worsen your pain.

Q. What if somebody takes more than the recommended dose of Gabapin 300 Capsule?

A higher than the recommended dose of Gabapin 300 Capsule may cause faintness, dizziness, double vision, unclear speech, drowsiness, tiredness and mild diarrhea. The person requires immediate medical attention by a doctor or in a nearby hospital.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including medicines for epilepsy or seizures, medicines used to thin your blood (e.g., warfarin), birth control pills, medicines to control bacterial infection (e.g., chloramphenicol, metronidazole, and doxycycline), medicines to control viral infection (e.g., nelfinavir), asthma medicines (e.g., theophylline and montelukast), etc.
Also, inform your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Further, you should tell the doctor if you have ever had liver problems, kidney problems, lung problems, or porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder).

Q. What should I avoid while taking Gabapin 300 Capsule?

If Gabapin 300 Capsule makes you feel sleepy, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. Alcohol consumption should be avoided since taking both together may cause excessive sleepiness.

Q. Does Gabapin 300 Capsule reduce the efficiency of oral birth control pills?

No, Gabapin 300 Capsule does not have any effect on oral birth control pills.

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