Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Gabakard M
Gabakard-M 300mg Tablet 10's belongs to a class of 'anticonvulsants,' primarily used to treat partial seizures (epilepsy) and various conditions of nerve pain/damage like post-herpetic neuralgia. Epilepsy is a neurological condition in which the brain's activity becomes abnormal with seizures episodes, sometimes losing awareness or consciousness. Neuralgia is a chronic pain condition of the nerves that occurs due to nerve damage or other neurological conditions like neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia or shingles.
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Gabakard M 300mg/1500mcg Tablet is a combination of medicines used to treat long-lasting (chronic) pain caused by nerve damage due to diabetes, shingles or spinal cord injury. It reduces pain and its associated symptoms such as mood changes, sleep problems, and tiredness. It is thought to work by interfering with pain signals that travel through the damaged nerves and the brain. Using this medicine regularly will improve your physical and social functioning and overall quality of life. It takes a few weeks to work so you need to use it regularly even if you feel it is not doing any good. Once your symptoms have gone you should still keep using the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
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. Gabakard M 300mg/1500mcg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Before taking the medicine you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. It can usually be mixed safely with other medicines but some drugs (including antacids and alcohol) do affect the way it works and can increase the chance of side effects.
Q. What is Gabakard M 300mg/1500mcg Tablet?
Gabakard M 300mg/1500mcg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Gabapentin and Methylcobalamin. This medication is useful in the treatment of pain due to nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy). This medication works by regenerating damaged nerves in the body and decreasing the pain sensation.
Q. What is peripheral neuropathy?
The nerves in the periphery of your body, such as the nerves in your toes and fingertip are called peripheral nerves and any damage to one or more of these nerves is called peripheral neuropathy. These nerves carry messages to/from the brain and spinal cord from/to the rest of the body. A damage caused to these nerves stops them from functioning properly and the messages traveling between your central and peripheral nervous system get disrupted.
Q. Can I stop taking Gabakard M 300mg/1500mcg Tablet when my pain is relieved?
No, take Gabakard M 300mg/1500mcg Tablet for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the nerves are completely regenerated and healed.
Q. Can the use of Gabakard M 300mg/1500mcg Tablet cause sleepiness?
Yes, the most common side effect of Gabakard M 300mg/1500mcg Tablet is sleepiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or engage in other activities that need your full attention. Do not drink alcohol while taking Gabakard M 300mg/1500mcg Tablet as it can lead to severe sleepiness , causing falls or accidents.
Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Gabakard M 300mg/1500mcg Tablet can lead to increased chances of side effects and toxicity. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What is the recommended storage condition for the Gabakard M 300mg/1500mcg Tablet?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
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