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Gabacent 300 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Gabacent Tablet

Gabacent 300 mg Tablet is a type of anti-epileptic medicine. It is used for the treatment of nerve pain and to control seizures. It should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Uses of Gabacent Tablet

How to use Gabacent Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gabacent 300 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Gabacent Tablet works

Gabacent 300 mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.

Gabacent Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Gabacent 300 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gabacent 300 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Gabacent 300 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Driving
Gabacent 300 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gabacent 300 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gabacent 300 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Gabacent 300 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Gabacent Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Gabacent 300 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Gabacent 300 mg Tablet for treating and preventing nerve pain caused by diabetes and shingles.
  • Take it at the same time every day, preferably bedtime, to avoid any dizziness or drowsiness during the day.
  • Avoid taking Antacid 2 hours before or after taking Gabacent 300 mg Tablet as antacids make it harder for your body to absorb the medicine.
  • It may cause sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause blurring or loss of vision. Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any vision changes.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gabacent with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Anxiety is the result of a hyperarousal state of nervous system due to a low threshold for threat perception. In simpler words, it's an ongoing flight or fight response. It can elicit a neuro-hormonal response understood as Flight or Fright reaction kicking in physiological cascade of symptoms ranging from palpitations, tachycardia, breathlessness, increased bowel movement, increase frequency of urination, dizziness, muscle tension or pain, trembling, dizziness, blurring of vision to restlessness, confusion and fainting spells. Chronic stress causes prolonged anxiety response with the consequences of slowed me ration, lack of concentration, headaches, fluctuations in blood pressure and increased wear and tear of body tissues. Identifying your stressors, learning to deal with them, de stressing regularly by doing something that makes one feel good, yoga and meditation are some non pharmacological strategies to deal with it. Siezures are due to electrophysiological disturbance in brain and anti convulsants are the treatment of choice. If the condition is persisting for a long time, it's better to see a psychiatrist.
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FAQs

Q. I have been prescribed Gabacent for pain. When will I start feeling better?

It varies from person to person. Some people take about a week or two before noticing relief in pain. Whereas, some people may see an improvement straight away. It is used for nerve pain. It is recommended that you take Gabacent only for nerve pain and as advised by your doctor.

Q. For how long do I need to take Gabacent?

Your doctor will decide the duration of the treatment based on your condition and your response to treatment. For instance, if you have been prescribed Gabacent for epilepsy, you may have to take it for a long time, maybe years even if your seizures are controlled. Whereas, if you are taking it for nerve pain and it has relieved your pain, you may have to take it for several months only.

Q. Is it fine if I take both Gabacent and pregabalin?

Yes, both Gabacent and pregabalin can be taken together. However, taking these two similar medicines together may increase the risk of side effects. Therefore, you will need to be aware of the side effects which include confusion, drowsiness, slow, shallow breathing and weakness. Consult your doctor if any of these bother you.

Q. I am taking Gabacent for nerve pain. Can I take it off and on?

No, Gabacent is not a simple pain reliever. It is important that you follow your doctor’s advice strictly. Taking it off and on may not give you the desired results and may worsen your pain.

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