What is Nupentin (Gabapentin) used for?
Nupentin (Gabapentin) is an oral anti-convulsant prescribed to treat patients suffering from epilepsy. The medication regulates electrical impulses in the brain to prevent seizures. This action may also make it useful for treating peripheral nerve pain or to prevent migraines. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Nupentin (Gabapentin)?
Nupentin (Gabapentin) should be used according to the instructions provided by your physician to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken one to three times each day, but your individual instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Never change the form of the tablets by crushing, splitting, or chewing the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Nupentin (Gabapentin)?
The use of Nupentin (Gabapentin) may cause side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include increased occurrence of seizures, confusion, intense nausea, urinary retention, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, fever, flu symptoms, severe skin reactions, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Nupentin (Gabapentin) if you are lactose intolerant, allergic to gabapentin, or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also disclose if you do not get seizures, if you have diabetes, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nupentin (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.