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Composition for GABACENT

Gabapentin(100 mg)

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Gabacent 100mg tablet at a fixed time.
Gabacent 100mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Gabacent 100mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Gabapentin(100 mg)


Gabacent 100mg tablet is used to treat fits (epilepsy), long standing pain in legs and/or arms caused by damage to the nerves (peripheral neuropathic pain) and disease of trigeminal nerve (trigeminal neuralgia).

How it works

The exact mechanism of action is unknown; however, Gabacent 100mg tablet treats fits (epilepsy by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain. It also relieves the pain of peripheral neuropathic pain by changing the way the body senses pain.

Common side effects

Aggression, Behavioual changes, Sleeping for unusually long periods


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Expert advice for GABACENT

Always take gabapentin capsules, tablets, and oral solutions with a full glass of water (240 ml). Do not use the medication:
  • If you develop thoughts of harming or killing self (suicidal ideation)or behavior.
  • If you develop allergic reaction after taking one or more doses of gabapentin (hypersensitivity).
  • with symptoms such as rash, fever or swelling of lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy).
  • If you have any kidney problem or currently on hemodialysis.
  • If you develop muscle pain and/ or weakness.
  • If you develop symptoms such as persistent stomach pain, urge to vomit (nausea), vomiting, contact your doctor immediately as these may be symptoms of inflammation of pancreas (acute pancreatitis).
Stop the drug if you have persistent stomach pain or feeling of being sick ( these may be signs of acute inflammation in pancreas).

Frequently asked questions for GABACENT


Q. Is gabapentin used as a muscle relaxant or, blood thinner?
No. Gabapentin is a prescription medication and has no role in muscle relaxation or, blood thinning.
Q. Is gabapentin an opiate, benzo or NSAID?
Gabapentin is an analog of GABA (gamma- amino butyric acid), that is effective against fits and pain due to nerve damage or nerve irritation. It is not an opiate or benzodiazepine or NSAID.
Q. Is gabapentin (dose 600 mg) a narcotic?
No. Gabapentin at any dose is not a narcotic agent. Follow the advice of your doctor regarding the best dose suited for your condition.
Q. Is gabapentin used for anxiety?
Anxiety is one of the side effects of this drug. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.
Q. What is gabapin-NT?
Gabapin-NT tablet is a brand name that contains gabapentin (400 mg) plus nortriptyline hydrochloride (10 mg). This combination is used for the treatment of pain due to nerve damage or nerve irritation. Follow the advice of your doctor as to gabapentin or Gabapin-NT is to be used, as appropriate for your condition.
Q. Is gabapentin and pregabalin the same?
Gabapentin and pregabalin are structurally similar but they acts though different mechanism. Both can be used for the treatment of fits and pain due to nerve damage or nerve irritation. However, follow the advice of your doctor regarding the choice of the drug appropriate for your condition.
Q. Is gabapentin safe?
Gabapentin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 15 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)