Gabapentin (Neurontin) is a nerve pain painkiller and antiepileptic. Scientists aren’t sure how it works, but it has a structure that’s comparable to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a nerve-calming substance in the brain.
Use just the gabapentin tablets and form that your doctor has recommended. Check your medicine every time you obtain a refill to make sure you’re getting the right medication.
Gabapentin under the brand name Gralise is only for the treatment of neuropathic pain. It’s not a treatment for epilepsy.
Neurontin is a medication used to treat seizures and neuropathic pain in adults and children older than three years old.
How should I take gabapentin?
Gabapentin tablets should be taken with your evening meal. With a full glass of water, swallow the tablets whole. Do not chew, shatter, or smash anything.
Horizant pills should be taken with food. With a full glass of water, swallow the tablets whole. Do not chew, shatter, or smash anything.
Gabapentin in other forms can be taken with or without food.
Tablets of Neurontin and generic Neurontin can be broken into two parts. The remaining half can be used for your next dose. After 28 days, don’t use the half-tablet because the complete tablet was sliced or broken.
Use the measurement instrument that came with the drug to carefully measure the liquid formulation of gabapentin. If you did not receive a medication-measuring equipment, please ask your pharmacist for one.
Follow your doctor’s instructions for taking gabapentin strictly.
Gabapentin may interact with other medications
Gabapentin 300mg oral capsule has the potential to interact with many different drugs. Different encounters can have various outcomes. Some, for example, can impair a drug’s effectiveness while others can exacerbate negative effects.
A list of drugs that may interact with gabapentin is provided below. This list does not include all possible medication interactions with gabapentin.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all prescriptions, over-the-counter, and other medications you’re taking before starting gabapentin. Also, tell them whether you take any supplements, natural preparations, or other diet pills. By bringing this up, you can avoid potential confrontations.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about drug interactions that may impact you.
How to take gabapentin
The amount of gabapentin 3000mg your doctor recommends will be determined by many factors. These are some of them:
• the nature and severity of the problem you’re treating with gabapentin
• the year you were born
• the type of gabapentin you’re using
• any additional medical issues you may have
Typically, your doctor will begin with a low dose and gradually increase it until you find the dose that is good for you. They’ll eventually prescribe the least dose that achieves the intended result.
The following information outlines regularly used or suggested dosages. However, follow your doctor’s instructions and consider the medicine that he or she recommends. Your doctor will select the most appropriate dosage for you.
What else do I need to know about gabapentin?
Never stop taking gabapentin tablets without first consulting with your doctor. Stopping gabapentin abruptly can result in serious consequences, such as an increase in your risk of seizures (if you’re taking it to manage seizures) or a failure to improve your symptoms. Also, never change your dose without first consulting your healthcare provider. Always follow your doctor’s instructions when taking gabapentin.
After you’ve started taking gabapentin 300mg, don’t drive, operate heavy machinery, or engage in any other potentially risky activities until you know how it affects you.
Take the time to read the entire prescription information booklet that came with your medication. If you have any questions regarding gabapentin, don’t be afraid to approach your doctor or pharmacist.