Information about Gabapentin
How Gabapentin works
Gabapentin 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.
Common side effects of Gabapentin
Dizziness, Fatigue, Fever, Impaired coordination, Nausea, Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Peripheral edema, Sleepiness, Viral infection, Vomiting
Available Medicine for Gabapentin
GabapinIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹119 to ₹4198 variant(s)
PentanervAlkem Laboratories Ltd
₹80 to ₹2763 variant(s)
AcegabaArinna Lifescience Pvt Ltd
₹65 to ₹1753 variant(s)
LaregabLa Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
₹67 to ₹1742 variant(s)
GabatorTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹69 to ₹1973 variant(s)
₹60 to ₹1513 variant(s)
₹65 to ₹1202 variant(s)
GabapaxAlteus Biogenics Pvt Ltd
₹67 to ₹3315 variant(s)
GapitasTas Med India Pvt Ltd
₹44 to ₹982 variant(s)
GabacentCrescent Therapeutics Ltd
₹45 to ₹1582 variant(s)
Expert advice for Gabapentin
- You have been prescribed Gabapentin for treating and preventing nerve pain caused by diabetes and shingles.
- It may also be used for the treatment and prevention of seizures.
- 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 Gabapentin 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 Gabapentin suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the frequency of seizure.