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. Voltadin 300mg/500mcg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Voltadin 300mg/500mcg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Gabapentin and Methylcobalamin. Gabapentin is an alpha 2 delta ligand which decreases pain by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells. Methylcobalamin 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).
Voltadin 300mg/500mcg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Voltadin 300mg/500mcg 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.
Voltadin 300mg/500mcg 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.
Voltadin 300mg/500mcg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Voltadin 300mg/500mcg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Voltadin 300mg/500mcg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Voltadin 300mg/500mcg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Voltadin 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 Voltadin when my pain is relieved?
No, take Voltadin for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the nerves are completely regenerated and healed.
Q. Can the use of Voltadin cause sleepiness?
Yes, the most common side effect of Voltadin is sleepiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or engage in other activities that need your full attention. Do not drink alcohol while taking Voltadin. 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 Voltadin 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. Does Voltadin expire?
Yes, Voltadin does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Voltadin after the expiry date.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.