What is Gabapin (Gabapentin) used for?
Gabapin (Gabapentin) is an oral anticonvulsant prescribed to treat patients suffering from epilepsy or nerve pain in adults. The medication regulates electrical impulses in the brain to prevent the occurrence of seizures. This action may also make it useful for treating peripheral nerve pain caused by diabetic neuropathy. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Gabapin (Gabapentin)?
Gabapin (Gabapentin) should always be used according to the instructions of your physician to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered daily, but your particular instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not split or chew the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Gabapin (Gabapentin)?
The use of Gabapin (Gabapentin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are swollen glands, coughing, difficulty breathing, severe confusion, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, increased occurrence of seizures, darkened urine, discolored stools, jaundice, or severe skin reactions. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Gabapin (Gabapentin) if you are allergic to gabapentin or lactose intolerant. Also inform your physician if you have diabetes or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Gabapin (Gabapentin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.