GABAPENTIN belongs to a group of medications called anticonvulsants used to manage or prevent neuropathic pain and epilepsy. Besides this, occasionally used to treat migraine headaches. Neuropathic pain is a chronic progressive nerve disease that causes nerve pain. On the other hand, epilepsy is a nervous system disorder that occurs due to disturbed nerve cell activity in the brain.
GABAPENTIN contains Gabapentin’ which works by binding to the specific site on voltage-gated calcium channels; this helps in relieving nerve pain and lowers the risk of seizures. Besides this, it also decreases the number of pain signals sent out by damaged nerves in the body.
GABAPENTIN is available on prescription. It comes as capsules, tablets, and a liquid that you drink. GABAPENTIN can be taken by adults and children aged six years and over. Take GABAPENTIN exactly as directed. Please do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Sometimes, you may experience some side effects, including feeling sleepy, tired and dizzy. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects persistently.
To treat your condition effectually, continue taking GABAPENTIN for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Please do not stop taking GABAPENTIN without consulting your doctor as it could cause withdrawal symptoms. Do not take GABAPENTIN if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed by the doctor. GABAPENTIN may cause drowsiness and dizziness, so drive if you are alert. GABAPENTIN should not be given to children unless prescribed. Avoid consuming alcohol along with GABAPENTIN as it could lead to increased dizziness and sleepiness. Keep your doctor informed of your health condition and medicines to rule out any side effects.
Uses of GABAPENTIN
Neuropathic pain, Epilepsy.
GABAPENTIN belongs to a class of medications called ‘anticonvulsants’ used to prevent neuropathic pain (pain due to damaged nerves), fibromyalgia (musculoskeletal pain), and epilepsy (fits). It works by binding to the specific site on voltage-gated calcium channels and blocking the action of overexcited channels; this helps in relieving nerve pain and lowers the risk of seizures. Overall it reduces nerve pain by interfering with pain signals travelling through the damaged nerves and the brain.