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Generic Name: Gabapentin Tablets 100 mg, 300 mg, and 400 mg (GAB-a-PEN-tin)
Brand Name: Neurontin
Gabapentin is used for:
Treating seizures associated with epilepsy. It may also be used for treating nerve pain associated with herpes zoster (shingles) infection (postherpetic neuralgia). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant. The exact way that it works to prevent seizures and nerve pain is unknown.
Do NOT use Gabapentin if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Gabapentin :
Some medical conditions may interact with Gabapentin . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Gabapentin . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Gabapentin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Gabapentin :
Use Gabapentin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Gabapentin .
Important safety information:
If you stop taking Gabapentin suddenly, you may have WITHDRAWAL symptoms. These may include dizziness, drowsiness, clumsiness, hostility, hyperactivity, mood swings, nausea, tiredness, or vomiting.
Possible side effects of Gabapentin :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea; double vision; drowsiness; lethargy; slurred speech.Proper storage of Gabapentin :
Store Gabapentin at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Gabapentin out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Gabapentin . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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