Gabaxone Forte 300mg/0.5mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Gabaxone Forte Tablet
Gabaxone Forte 300mg/0.5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain.
Gabaxone Forte Tablet side effects
Common
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tiredness
  • Uncoordinated body movements
How to use Gabaxone Forte 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. Gabaxone Forte 300mg/0.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Gabaxone Forte Tablet works
Gabaxone Forte 300mg/0.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Gabapentin and Methylcobalamin / Mecobalamin. Gabapentin is an alpha 2 delta ligand which decreases pain by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells. Methylcobalamin / Mecobalamin is a form of vitamin B which helps in the production of myelin, a substance that protects nerve fibers and rejuvenates damaged nerve cells. Together, they relieve neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves).
Gabaxone Forte Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Gabaxone Forte 300mg/0.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gabaxone Forte 300mg/0.5mg 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
Gabaxone Forte 300mg/0.5mg 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
Gabaxone Forte 300mg/0.5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gabaxone Forte 300mg/0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gabaxone Forte 300mg/0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Gabaxone Forte 300mg/0.5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

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  • You have been prescribed Gabaxone Forte 300mg/0.5mg Tablet for treating and preventing nerve pain.
  • Its side effects are usually mild and temporary.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Gabaxone Forte 300mg/0.5mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness.
  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Gabaxone Forte

I suffered from brain stroke. How long can I use gabapentin 300 mg tablets ?
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
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. What is Gabaxone Forte?
Gabaxone Forte is a combination of two medicines: Gabapentin and Methylcobalamin. This medicine is useful in the treatment of pain due to nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy). This medicine works by regenerating damage nerves in the body and decreasing the pain sensation.
Q. What is peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a damage to one or more of your peripheral nerves. The nerves in the periphery of your body, such as the nerves in your toes and fingertip. These nerves carry messages to/from the brain and spinal cord from/to the rest of the body. The damage means that they don't function properly, and the messages that travel between your central and peripheral nervous system are disrupted.
Q. Can I stop taking Gabaxone Forte when my pain is relieved?
No, take Gabaxone Forte for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the nerves are completely regenerated and healed.
Q. Can the use of Gabaxone Forte cause sleepiness?
Yes, the most common side effect of Gabaxone Forte is sleepiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or engage in other activities that need your full attention. Do not drink alcohol while taking Gabaxone Forte. Severe sleepiness can happen or become worse, causing falls or accidents.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Gabaxone Forte can lead to increased chances of side effects and toxicity. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms that is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What is the storage condition for the Gabaxone Forte?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Oct 2018.
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