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Gabawin 75 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Gabawin Tablet

Gabawin 75 Tablet is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used to treat nerve pain and control certain types of seizures. Some side effects of this medicine include dizziness, sleepiness, fatigue and uncoordinated body movements. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Uses of Gabawin Tablet

Gabawin Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Impaired concentration
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Difficulty in paying attention

How to use Gabawin 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. Gabawin 75 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Gabawin Tablet works

Gabawin 75 Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.

Gabawin Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Gabawin 75 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gabawin 75 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
CAUTION
Gabawin 75 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Gabawin 75 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gabawin 75 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gabawin 75 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Gabawin 75 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gabawin 75 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Gabawin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Gabawin 75 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

  • Take it only as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. 
  • 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 Gabawin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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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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Q. What is Gabawin and what is it used for?

Gabawin belongs to anticonvulsants class of medicines. It is used to treat seizures and anxiety. It is also helpful in treating nerve pain (neuropathic pain) which could be due to diabetes, shingles, or injury. It is also used in fibromyalgia (a long-lasting condition that may cause pain, muscle stiffness and tenderness, tiredness, and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep).

Q. Gabawin has varied roles, does it work in the same way for each disease?

No, Gabawin works in different ways for different diseases. In epilepsy, it stops seizures by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. In anxiety, it stops your brain from releasing chemicals that make you feel anxious. In nerve pain, it blocks pain messages travelling from brain to spine.

Q. I have been prescribed Gabawin for pain due to shingles. When can I expect relief from pain?

For pregabalin to work, the medicine requires time. It may require a few weeks to see full benefits. However, people have felt relief from pain after a week of starting Gabawin.

Q. How long do I need to take Gabawin?

Duration for the use of Gabawin depends on the condition for which you are taking this medicine. If you are taking it for epilepsy, which if controlled by Gabawin, you may have to continue it for years. If you are taking it for pain or anxiety, it is likely that once your symptoms have gone you will have to continue taking it for several months to ensure stopping the problem from coming back.

Q. Is it necessary to continue taking Gabawin even if I feel fine?

Even if you feel fine, you should not stop Gabawin. If you are taking it for epilepsy and suddenly stop its consumption, you may have seizures that will not stop. If you are taking it for any other reason you may experience anxiety, difficulty in sleeping, feeling sick, pain, and sweating. These can be prevented if dose of Gabawin is reduced gradually.

Q. Is Gabawin addictive?

Addiction is more common in people who take Gabawin for unauthorized indications and take it more than the dose prescribed. A person with a history of previous drug abuse should not be prescribed Gabawin. Long-term use of pregabalin may result in addiction in some people. Inform your doctor if you feel you are becoming physically dependent on Gabawin.

Q. Can I take diazepam and Gabawin together?

Yes, Gabawin and diazepam can be used together but there might be a chance of increased side effects, since both act on the brain to depress excessive activity.

Q. Can Gabawin and gabapentin be taken together for fibromyalgia?

Yes, they can be used together but chances of side effects may be higher with their combined use.

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