Generic Name: Gabapentin
Brand Names: Gralise, Gabarone, Horizant, Neurontin
Gabapentin, also known as an anticonvulsant is an anti-epileptic medicine which affects nerves and the chemicals in the body which are involved in causing seizures and some kinds of pain as well.
Gabapentin is consumed by the adults for the treatment of nerve pain which is produced by the shingles or the herpes virus.
The other brand of this medicine called Horizant is also consumed for the treatment of RLS (restless legs syndrome).
A brand of this medicine called as Neurontin also treats seizures in children and grownups.
Gabapentin (Generic) Uses
Gabapentin is consume along with other drugs and medicine for the prevention and controlling of seizures. It is it also relieves the nerves pain that happens after shingles which is a painful rash in adults because of infection of the herpes zoster. Gabapentin is well known as an antiepileptic or anticonvulsant medication.
Gabapentin might also be consumed for the treatment of other conditions of the nerve pain which includes diabetic peripheral neuropathy, neuropathy, and trigeminal neuralgia, as well as it treats the restless legs syndrome.
Gabapentin (Generic) Side Effects
Drowsiness, coordination loss, dizziness, tiredness, unusual movements of the eye, blurred vision, or shaking might happen with this medicine. If any of these effects worsen or persist, contact your doctor.
Keep in mind that your doctor has recommended this medicine to you because according to him, it will benefit you more than causing the side effects. There are many people who are using this medicine without having any kind of side effects.
Let your doctor know immediately if any of these improbable effects happens to you. These includes: swelling in the hands or feet, infection signs like cough, fever, and sore throat.
Severe allergic reaction from this medicine is not very common. Though, immediately get the medical assistance if you see any kinds of serious allergic symptoms such as itching in the face or tongue or throat, rash, problem in breathing, or severe dizziness.
Gabapentin (Generic) Precautions
Before you consume gabapentin, let your doctor know about any of the allergies that you have with gabapentin enacarbil or if you are having any other forms of allergies. This medicine contains inactive components that can probably cause allergies.
Before consuming this drug, consult your doctor and tell him about your medical history especially about the mental disorders, kidney or liver disease or if you use alcohol.
Gabapentin (Generic) Interactions
The drug interactions to this medicine might change the way it works, which might increase the risk of side effects. Have a record of all the medicines that you consume which includes prescription as well as nonprescription medicines. Consult your doctor for changing the dosage of you medicine.
Let your doctor known about you consumption of products that can produce drowsiness such as, antihistamines like diphenhydramine or cetirizine, alcohol, anxiety drugs, muscle relaxants, and narcotic like morphine or codeine.