Gabapentin medication (also known as Neurontin) - is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain.
Gabapentin is used primarily to treat seizures and neuropathic pain. It is also commonly prescribed for many off-label uses, such as treatment of anxiety disorders, insomnia, and bipolar disorder.
Gabapentin medication can be taken with or without food with glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Do not stop taking Gabapentin for seizures without first talking to your doctor, even if you feel fine. You may have increased seizures if you stop using Gabapentin suddenly. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
You should not use Gabapentin (Neurontin) if you are allergic to Gabapentin. Before taking it, inform your doctor if you have kidney, liver, or heart disease. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. Do not drink alcohol and no smoking.
Gabapentin Side Effects
The most common gabapentin side effects include eruption, pruritus, headache, nausea, etc. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor. Gabapentin should be used carefully in patients with renal impairment due to possible accumulation and toxicity.
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