Gabafirst 100 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Gabafirst Tablet

Gabafirst 100 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain and seizures.

Gabafirst Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Uncoordinated body movement
  • Fatigue

How to use Gabafirst 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. Gabafirst 100 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Gabafirst Tablet works

Gabafirst 100 mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.

Gabafirst Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Gabafirst 100 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gabafirst 100 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Gabafirst 100 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
Gabafirst 100 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gabafirst 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gabafirst 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Gabafirst 100 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Gabafirst Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Gabafirst 100 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 Gabafirst 100 mg Tablet for treating and preventing nerve pain caused by diabetes and shingles.
  • It may also be used for the treatment and prevention of seizures.
  • Its side effects are usually mild and go away by themselves. 
  • It may cause sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Gabafirst 100 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • 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 Gabafirst with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Magflux, Magasip
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Gabafirst

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Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. This medicine is used to calm down the neuropathic pain. You may take it till you feel better. Later your doctor may reduce the dose and stop it.
I m suffering due to pain in left testis, so I visited pgimer Chandigarh in urology deptt. There I had gone for dopler ultrasound testis and its reports are normal Now whenever I lay down at bed I felt a smaal lump in testis,when I touchdown it, the pain radiates in whole left testis Now I m feeling pain sometimes in both tastis Is it a sign of early vericoseal Or something else Pls. Suggest
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexologist
it is a neuropathic pain and it won't show any abnormality in USG. i am worried about the lump u r talking about. its better if u consult a surgeon, PGIMER UROLOGY is the best place to go for examination. if they say its normal, its normal. for pain take pregaba m 1 od
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FAQs

Q. Is Gabafirst used as a muscle relaxant or, blood thinner?

No. Gabafirst is a prescription medication and has no role in muscle relaxation or, blood thinning

Q. Is Gabafirst an opiate, benzo or NSAID?

Gabafirst 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 Gabafirst (dose 600 mg) a narcotic?

No. Gabafirst at any dose is not a narcotic agent. Follow the advice of your doctor regarding the best dose suited for your condition

Q. Is Gabafirst 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 Gabafirst safe?

Gabafirst is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 4th Oct 2017.
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