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Gabceon 300 Capsule

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Gabceon 300 Capsule is a medicine used to relieve the pain caused by nerve damage (neuropathic pain) due to various conditions like diabetes, shingles (herpes zoster infection), spinal cord injury, etc. It is also used to treat certain types of seizures (fits) in combination with other medicines.

Gabceon 300 Capsule belongs to the anti-epileptic group of medicines. You may take it with or without food, but it is important to take this medicine at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The exact dose and duration of treatment will depend on your condition and how you respond to it. Your doctor will probably start this medicine at a low dose and increase it gradually. It may take a few weeks for the medicine to work properly. Follow your doctor’s instructions and continue taking it regularly until your doctor advises you to stop. Do not miss any dose, otherwise, your condition may worsen.

Most people taking Gabceon 300 Capsule do not experience any side effects. The most common ones are feeling sleepy, dizzy, or tired (fatigue). These are usually mild and go away by themselves as your body gets used to the medicine. Most side effects are not serious and do not need medical attention. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you.

You should avoid drinking alcohol along with this medicine as it may lead to excessive sleepiness and dizziness. Let your doctor know right away if you develop any unusual mood changes like anxiety, agitation, depression, or thoughts about harming yourself.

Before taking Gabceon 300 Capsule, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney-related problems or if you are more than 65 years old. Your doctor may prescribe a different dose in such people. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant should also consult their doctor before using this medicine.

Uses of Gabceon Capsule

Benefits of Gabceon Capsule

In Neuropathic pain

Gabceon 300 Capsule is used to treat long-lasting (chronic) pain caused by nerve damage due to diabetes, shingles, or spinal cord injury. It reduces pain and its associated symptoms such as mood changes, sleep problems, and tiredness. It is thought to work by interfering with pain signals that travel through the damaged nerves and the brain. Taking this medicine regularly will improve your physical and social functioning and overall quality of life. It takes a few weeks to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing any good. Once your symptoms have gone you should still keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.

In Epilepsy/Seizures

Gabceon 300 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants which is used to treat some forms of epilepsy in adults. It is thought to work by slowing down nerve impulses in the brain which cause seizures (fits). It helps reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. It will help you go about your daily activities with more confidence and may allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving). It can take a few weeks for this medicine to work and during this time you may still have seizures. Do not stop using this medicine even if you feel well, until your doctor advises you to. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.

Side effects of Gabceon Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Gabceon

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Impaired coordination
  • Nausea
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Peripheral edema
  • Sleepiness
  • Viral infection
  • Vomiting

How to use Gabceon Capsule

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

How Gabceon Capsule works

Gabceon 300 Capsule is an antiepileptic medication. When given for epilepsy, it is believed to work by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain, thus preventing seizures. It is also used to treat nerve pain where it blocks pain by interfering with pain signals travelling through the damaged nerves and the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Gabceon 300 Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gabceon 300 Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gabceon 300 Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Driving
UNSAFE
Gabceon 300 Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gabceon 300 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gabceon 300 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Gabceon 300 Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Gabceon Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Gabceon 300 Capsule, 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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Quick Tips

  • Take it at the same time every day, preferably at bedtime, to avoid any dizziness or drowsiness during the day.
  • Avoid taking antacids 2 hours before or after taking Gabceon 300 Capsule as they 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.
  • 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 Gabceon 300 Capsule suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the frequency of seizure.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Gamma Amino Acids Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gabceon with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Magflux, Magasip
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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She has problem of epilepsy from last two years
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, epilepsy and seizures cannot be treated online without physically examining the child and detailed history.
I suffered from brain stroke. How long can I use gabapentin 300 mg tablets ?
Dr. Anshul Varshney
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.
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FAQs

Q. I have been prescribed Gabceon 300 Capsule 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 recommended that you take Gabceon 300 Capsule only for nerve pain and as advised by your doctor.

Q. I think I have gained weight since I started taking Gabceon 300 Capsule. Can this be because of Gabceon 300 Capsule?

Yes, Gabceon 300 Capsule may cause weight gain because it increases your hunger. Regular physical exercise and a balanced diet with low calorie food may help you maintain a stable weight. Consult a dietitian if you have any further concerns to keep your weight stable.

Q. For how long do I need to take Gabceon 300 Capsule?

Your doctor will decide the duration of the treatment based on your condition and your response to the treatment. For instance, if you have been prescribed Gabceon 300 Capsule 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. What are the serious side effects that may occur while taking Gabceon 300 Capsule?

Taking Gabceon 300 Capsule may cause yellowing of the skin or eyes (warning signs of jaundice), trouble in breathing or talking and tightness in chest or throat (suggestive of serious allergic skin reactions). It may provoke suicidal thoughts and cause unusual bruises or bleeding which may be due to blood disorder. Other serious side effects may include muscle weakness and pain, fever which could lead to kidney failure, long-lasting stomach pain, nausea and vomiting (suggestive of pancreatitis and rash).

Q. Is Gabceon 300 Capsule habit forming?

No, it will not be addictive if you take it as per your doctor’s recommendations. However, physical dependence has been reported in people who had taken more than the recommended dose of Gabceon 300 Capsule or had used Gabceon 300 Capsule for illnesses it is not approved for.

Q. I am taking Gabceon 300 Capsule for nerve pain. Can I take it off and on?

No, Gabceon 300 Capsule 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.

Q. What if somebody takes more than the recommended dose of Gabceon 300 Capsule?

A higher than the recommended dose of Gabceon 300 Capsule may cause faintness, dizziness, double vision, unclear speech, drowsiness, tiredness and mild diarrhea. The person requires immediate medical attention by a doctor or in a nearby hospital.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including medicines for epilepsy or seizures, medicines used to thin your blood (e.g., warfarin), birth control pills, medicines to control bacterial infection (e.g., chloramphenicol, metronidazole, and doxycycline), medicines to control viral infection (e.g., nelfinavir), asthma medicines (e.g., theophylline and montelukast), etc. Also, inform your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Further, you should tell the doctor if you have ever had liver problems, kidney problems, lung problems, or porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder).

Q. What should I avoid while taking Gabceon 300 Capsule?

If Gabceon 300 Capsule makes you feel sleepy, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. Alcohol consumption should be avoided since taking both together may cause excessive sleepiness.

Q. Does Gabceon 300 Capsule reduce the efficiency of oral birth control pills?

No, Gabceon 300 Capsule does not have any effect on oral birth control pills.

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