Gabex 400mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Gabex 400mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat neuropathic pain (nerve pain). It works in different ways to stop seizures (epilepsy) and to block pain messages reaching the brain.

Gabex 400mg Tablet may be taken with or without food and it may be used for a short time or long-term. If you have epilepsy you may be taking it for many years. If you have nerve pain the treatment may be shorter. The dose depends on what you are taking it for and will be adjusted for you and your condition, probably starting at a low dose and working up to one which suits you. Follow your doctor’s instructions. Take this medicine at the same time(s) each day to get the most benefit. It takes at least a few weeks for the medicine to work. Continue taking it until your doctor tells you to stop. If you have epilepsy, missing doses may trigger a seizure.

The side effects of Gabex 400mg Tablet are usually mild and go away by themselves. The most common ones are sleepiness, dizziness, and fatigue. Other side effects include viral infection, impaired coordination, nausea, vomiting and swelling (edema) in your hands and feet. There are many others, some serious, but most do not need medical attention. Talk to your doctor about potential side effects and ways you might prevent or cope with them. A small number of people taking the medicine have had suicidal thoughts. You may also get side effects after stopping the treatment.

Before taking the medicine you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Gabex 400mg Tablet can usually be mixed safely with other medicines but some drugs (including antacids and alcohol) do affect the way it works and can increase the chance of side effects.

Side effects of Gabex Tablet

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Viral infection
  • Peripheral edema
  • Coordination impaired
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

How to use Gabex 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. Gabex 400mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Gabex Tablet works

Gabex 400mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Gabex 400mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gabex 400mg Tablet 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
Gabex 400mg Tablet 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
Gabex 400mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gabex 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gabex 400mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Gabex 400mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Gabex Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Gabex 400mg 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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Quick Tips

  • Take it at the same time every day, preferably bedtime, to avoid any dizziness or drowsiness during the day.
  • Avoid taking Antacid 2 hours before or after taking Gabex 400mg Tablet as antacids 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 the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gabex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. I have been prescribed Gabex 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 used for nerve pain. It is recommended that you take Gabex only for nerve pain and as advised by your doctor.

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

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

Q. For how long do I need to take Gabex?

Your doctor will decide the duration of the treatment based on your condition and your response to treatment. For instance, if you have been prescribed Gabex 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. Is it fine if I take both Gabex and pregabalin?

Yes, both Gabex and pregabalin can be taken together. However, taking these two similar medicines together may increase the risk of side effects. Therefore, you will need to be aware of the side effects which include confusion, drowsiness, slow, shallow breathing and weakness. Consult your doctor if any of these bother you.

Q. What are the serious side effects that may occur while taking Gabex?

Taking Gabex 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 Gabex 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 Gabex or had used Gabex for illnesses it is not approved for.

Q. I am taking Gabex for nerve pain. Can I take it off and on?

No, Gabex 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 excess of Gabex?

A higher than the recommended dose of Gabex 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), and 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 Gabex?

If Gabex 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 Gabapentin reduce the efficiency of oral birth control pills?

No, gabapentin does not have any effect on oral birth control pills.

Q. Does gabapentin interact with cimetidine?

No, gabapentin does not interact with cimetidine. There is no clinical information of interaction between gabapentin and cimetidine.

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