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food interaction for GABAPIN PLUS

alcohol interaction for GABAPIN PLUS

pregnancy interaction for GABAPIN PLUS

lactation interaction for GABAPIN PLUS

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gabapin plus -100 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.


Alpha Lipoic Acid(100mg)


Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is used to enhance effects of primary antidiabetic therapy (adjuvant therapy) in patients with diabetes as it lowers blood glucose by binding to insulin (a hormone that controls blood sugar level in the body) receptor in the body which leads to increase glucose utilization. Also, due to its antioxidant activity, ALA is used to treat nerve damage due to uncontrolled blood sugar level that causes pain, tingling, or numbness over hands and feet (diabetic neuropathy).  ALA is used as an antioxidant as an adjuvant treatment of HIV, cancer, liver ailments, and various other conditions.

How it works

Alpha lipoic acid acts as a potent antioxidant (substance that protects against cell damage) by neutralizing the free radicals (waste products formed in the body during energy production) such as reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. Further, it initiates natural antioxidant processes in the body. It also maintains the levels of Vitamin E and Vitamin C in the body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea, Vertigo, Vomiting


Gabapentin 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, gabapentin 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


Methylcobalamin is an active form of vitamin B12, which is used to treat anemia as well as nerve damage with numbness, tingling, pain in various neurological disorders.

How it works

Methylcobalamin plays a key role in recovery process of damaged nerve cells and also it maintainins proper function of nerve cells.

Common side effects

Gastrointestinal disturbance, Allergic skin rash


No substitutes found

Expert advice for GABAPIN PLUS

  • Food decreases the amount of alpha lipoic acid in the body; hence it should be taken on empty stomach about 1 hour before or 2 hours after consuming food.
  • Do not take alpha lipoic acid supplements on your own and as a sole treatment for diabetes, complications of diabetes and other conditions in which benefit may be claimed, as these diseases require proper medical treatment.

Frequently asked questions for GABAPIN PLUS

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Q. Is alpha lipoic acid a vitamin?
No, alpha lipoic acid is not a vitamin.

Q. Is alpha lipoic acid an amino acid?
No, alpha lipoic acid is not an amino acid.

Q. Is alpha lipoic acid natural?
Yes, alpha lipoic acid is natural as it is synthesized in the human body, and in a wide variety of foods from plant and animal sources 

Q. Is alpha lipoic acid same as lipoic acid?
Yes, lipoic acid and alpha lipoic acid refer to the same molecule.

Q. Is alpha lipoic acid good for weight loss?
It is not yet studied or established in human beings whether ALA supplementation is beneficial for weigh loss.

Q. Is alpha lipoic acid good for liver?
It is not yet studied or established in human beings whether ALA supplementation is good for liver.


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.


Q. What is methylcobalamin/ mecobalamin/Neurokind/ Nurokind OD?
Methylcobalamin (mecobalamin/Neurokind/ Nurokind OD) is an active form of vitamin B12. It is water soluble and orally absorbed. It  is found in animal-based foods and in supplement form.

Q. Is methylcobalamin the same as cyanocobalamin?
No.Cyanocobalamin is different form of vitamin B12.

Q. What is Nurokind G, Nurokind plus, Nurokind Next, Nurokind LC, Nurokind Gold?
Nurokind G contains methylcobalmine and gabapentin. Nurokind plus contains methylcobalamin, folic acid, vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and alfa lipoic Acid. Nurokind Next contains methlcobalamin, alphalipoic acid, benfotiamine, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, folic acid, chromium. NurokindL C contains L-carnitine, L-tartrate, methylcobalamin, folic acid. Nurokind Gold contains ginseng extract, mixed carotene 10%, niacinamide, vitamin B6, methylcobalamin, vitamin D3, refined wheat germ oil, folic acid, elemental calcium, elemental phosphorus, ferrous fumarate, zinc sulfate mono hydrate, elemental magnesium, elemental manganese, elemental copper, elemental iodine, elemental potassium.


Content on this page was last updated on 07 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)