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Gabapentin

Antiepileptic

Uses of Gabapentin

Gabapentin helps treat Neuropathic pain and Epilepsy/Seizures.

Side effects of Gabapentin

Viral infection
Sleepiness
Dizziness
Impaired coordination
Fatigue
Fever

How Gabapentin works

Gabapentin comes into the Anticonvulsant category. It is an alpha-2 delta ligand that works by altering calcium channel activity in nerve cells to reduce pain. It reduces seizures in patients with epilepsy by decreasing irregular electrical activity in the brain. Additionally, it is used for the treatment of nerve pain by inhibiting pain by interfering with pain signals travelling through the injured nerves and the brain.

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Expert Advice

It is important that you take your Gabapentin medicine regularly and completely, as recommended by your physician, because missing doses can cause seizures.

Do not switch the brand of Gabapentin you are taking, and check to see that you have a sufficient quantity of the medication on hand.

The following are some suggestions for maintaining a healthy lifestyle:

Perform yoga daily.

Get a good night's sleep.

Limit your time spent on a computer or smartphone.

Be sure to take your medicine at the prescribed times.

Gabapentin may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Do not operate a motor vehicle or engage in any activity requiring mental focus until you have determined how this medication will affect you.

While using this medication, your doctor may recommend routine blood tests to check your blood cell count.

If you experience sudden mood swings or have suicidal thoughts, consult your doctor.

Do not suddenly stop taking Gabapentin without consulting your doctor because this may increase the frequency of your seizures.

Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Gabapentin because they reduce the body's ability to absorb the medication.

Frequently asked questions

No, using it during pregnancy may not be safe. Although there is a lack of information in human research, there is evidence from animal studies that this is harmful to a fetus. Your doctor will consider the risks and benefits before a prescription is given. Please consult your physician.

Within 1 to 2 hours, you must experience the benefit of it.

Yes, it's likely safe to take it during breastfeeding. According to limited human studies, the medicine may not provide a significant risk to the unborn child.

It is not recommended to use any narcotic pain relievers (like morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, tramadol, codeine), antidepressants (fluoxetine, amitriptyline), antipsychotics (like quetiapine), antimalarial (like mefloquine), weight loss medicine (like orlistat), antihistamine (like diphenhydramine, cetirizine). Before using any prescription or over-the-counter medications, you must consult with your doctor.

Do not use Gabapentin if you have an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to any of its components. Do not take it if you consume alcohol. Due to a possible interaction, it may increase the chance of serious adverse effects. We recommend that you consult a doctor as soon as possible.

No, please do not stop taking it without first consulting your doctor. There is a chance that symptoms may return if it is suddenly stopped.

Yes, it may lead to weight gain because it stimulates appetite. However, continuous movement and a diet that balances low-calorie foods with balanced meals may help you maintain your weight. If you continue to have issues maintaining a healthy weight, you must consult with a doctor.

No, the use of it will not lead to the development of any habitual actions. There have been no reports that withdrawal symptoms may appear when it is stopped. People in this situation can develop a psychological dependence on the medication if they continue to use it.

Yes, taking Gabapentin frequently can cause dry mouth. If this side effect continues to disturb you, make an appointment with your doctor.

No, avoid consuming alcohol while taking it because it could increase dizziness and drowsiness.

No, it is unlikely to affect fertility in either men or women. However, there is currently insufficient evidence to justify any clear conclusion. Consult your doctor for the most accurate information.

Yes, it should be used with precaution, specifically if you have a history of kidney disorders or problems. Some patients may need a dosage modification of it. If you have any problems, you should consult your doctor.

Yes, it should be used with precaution, specifically if you have a history of liver disorders or problems. Some patients may need a dosage modification of it. If you have any problems, you should consult your doctor.

Yes, it may cause dizziness. While using Gabapentin, it is recommended that you should not drive or operate heavy machinery. It is suggested to relax until you feel better if you are experiencing sleep or dizziness.

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