Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant and anti-epileptic medication. It has an effect on the chemicals and nerves in the body that produce seizures and some types of pain.
Gabapentin 300mg is a drug that is used to treat partial seizures in adults and children over the age of three.
Before taking this medicine
If you are allergic to gabapentin 300mg, you should not take it.
- Tell your doctor if you’ve ever experienced any of the following to ensure that gabapentin is safe for you:
- lung disease or breathing problems, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
- renal disease (or dialysis if you’re on it);
- suicidal thoughts or behaviors, as well as depression or a mood illness;
- a drug problem;
- a seizure (unless gabapentin is used to treat seizures);
- a liver problem;
- cardiovascular illness; or
- If you are a day sleeper or work a night shift (for RLS patients).
What is the best way to take gabapentin 300mg?
- Follow your doctor’s instructions for taking gabapentin. Follow your prescription’s instructions to the letter. Take no more or less than the indicated dose or for longer than the recommended time.
- Your dosage requirements may change if your doctor changes the brand, strength, or kind of gabapentin you’re taking. If you have any questions about the new gabapentin you received at the pharmacy, ask your pharmacist.
- It’s best to take Gralise and Horizant with food.
- You can take Neurontin with or without food.
- If you break a Neurontin tablet and only take half of it, wait until your next dose to take the remaining half. Any broken tablet should be utilized as soon as possible, preferably within a few days.
- Do not crush, chew, break, or open the capsule or pill; instead, swallow it whole.
- Liquid medicine should be measured carefully. Use the dosage syringe or other medicinal dose-measuring equipment that comes with the kit (not a kitchen spoon).
- Even if you feel fine, do not stop taking this medicine suddenly. Stopping abruptly may result in a rise in seizures. To taper your dose, follow your doctor’s recommendations.
What should you stay away from?
- Don’t drive or do anything dangerous until you know how gabapentin 300mg will affect you. Your reactions may be hampered. Falls, accidents, and severe injuries can all be caused by dizziness or drowsiness.
- An antacid should not be taken within 2 hours of taking gabapentin. Gabapentin absorption can be hampered by antacids.
- If you’re on gabapentin, don’t drink any alcohol.
Side Effects of Gabapentin
If you develop hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, seek emergency medical attention right away.
Seek medical attention if you have a severe drug reaction that affects several parts of your body. Symptoms include skin rash, fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, acute weakness, odd bruising, upper stomach pain, and skin or eye yellowing.
The following are some of the most common gabapentin 300mg adverse effects:
- a fever, chills, sore throat, bodily aches, and unusual exhaustion;
- jerky motions;
- the presence of double vision;
- edoema in your legs and feet;
- difficulty speaking;
- dizziness, drowsiness, and exhaustion;
- difficulties with balance or eye movements;
- nauseous and vomiting
What other drugs will affect gabapentin?
When gabapentin 300mg is combined with other medicines that produce drowsiness or slow breathing, it might result in serious adverse effects including death. Before using an opioid prescription, a sleeping pill, cold or allergy treatment, a muscle relaxer, or anything for anxiety or seizures, consult your doctor.
Other pharmaceuticals, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal items, may interact with gabapentin. Tell your doctor about all of your existing medications, as well as any new or discontinued medications.