Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Gabapin 100 Tablet
Gabapin 100 tablet is an anti-seizure medicine. It contains gabapentin as its active ingredient. This tablet is used with other medicines for controlling seizures (fits). It is also used for neuropathic pain (pain due to damaged nerves). Gabapentin in Gabapin acts by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain and changing the way the body senses pain signals. The dose, frequency and duration of the treatment of this medicine will be decided by your doctor. Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor for the prescribed duration. Before starting the treatment with Gabapin 100, inform your doctor about all your medical and medication history.
In Treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures
Gabapin 100 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants which is used to treat some forms of epilepsy in adults. It is thought to work by slowing down nerve impulses in the brain which cause seizures (fits). It helps reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. It will help you go about your daily activities with more confidence and may allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving). It can take a few weeks for this medicine to work and during this time you may still have seizures. Do not stop using this medicine even if you feel well until your doctor advises you to. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.
In Treatment of Neuropathic pain
Gabapin 100 Tablet is 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. Taking 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 take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing any good. Once your symptoms have gone you should still keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
You may take it with or without food, but it is important to take this medicine at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The exact dose and duration of treatment will depend on your condition and how you respond to it. Your doctor will probably start this medicine at a low dose and increase it gradually. It may take a few weeks for the medicine to work properly. Follow your doctor’s instructions and continue taking it regularly until your doctor advises you to stop. Do not miss any dose, otherwise, your condition may worsen.
Before taking Gabapin 100 Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney-related problems or if you are more than 65 years old. Your doctor may prescribe a different dose in such people. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant should also consult their doctor before using this medicine.
You should avoid drinking alcohol along with this medicine as it may lead to excessive sleepiness and dizziness. Let your doctor know right away if you develop any unusual mood changes like anxiety, agitation, depression, or thoughts about harming yourself.
Q: What is neuropathic pain? How can I differentiate it from muscle pain?
A: Neuropathic pain occurs due to damage or injury of the nerves responsible for transferring information to the brain and the spinal cord from the skin, muscles and other body parts. It is spontaneous in origin and occurs in the absence of any injury or trauma. Typically the pain feels like burning, stabbing and shooting. The patient may describe it as 'pins and needles'. It is usually associated with nerve damage due to surgery or trauma, viral infections, cancer, vascular malformations and diabetes. It may also be a side effect of certain medications.
Q: Is there anything else I need to know before using the Gabapin 100 Tablet?
A: When you are taking this medicine, it is advised to use contraception to avoid pregnancy.
Components of this medicine can cause dependence and you are advised to be cautious if you are taking this medicine for a long period.
This medicine should not be stopped suddenly and a gradual reduction of the dose is advisable to avoid side effects like fits and other mental problems.
Q: Why is the Gabapin 100 Tablet used after surgery?
A: Gabapin 100 is used to provide relief from neuropathic pain felt post-surgery.
Q: Will Gabapin 100 help me with sleep?
A: Gabapin 100 Tablet is not used primarily to treat a sleeping disorder. However, Gabapentin has the most common side effect as sleepiness, dizziness. Thus, you may feel sleepy while in this medicine.
Q: Does Gabapin 100 cause weight gain?
A: Gabapin 100 tablets may cause weight gain in some individuals. However, it is not necessary the every taking this medicine will experience these side effects. If this is bothering you seek advice from your doctor.
Q: What does Gabapin 100 contains?
A: Gabapin contains gabapentin as its main component. It works by stabilising the electrical signals in the brain and helps in controlling fits. It also relieves nerve pain and is useful in neuropathy.
Q: Does Gabapin 100 tablet makes you sleepy?
A: Treatment with this medicine has been associated with dizziness and sleepiness. However, not everyone will get this side effect. Caution should be exercised until you know how this medicine affects you as it increases the chances of accidental injury (fall) in the elderly population. You should also avoid driving while taking this medicine.
Q: What are the side effects of the Gabapin tablet?
A: Sleepiness, fatigues, nausea, mood changes, dry mouth, weight gain, etc., are a few common side effects that can be seen after taking Gabapin. However, these symptoms resolve with time. But if any of such symptoms persist for long, immediately inform your doctor.
Q: When should I take Gabapin?
A: The best time to take Gabapin is in the evening or before bedtime, as told by the doctor, to avoid any dizziness or drowsiness during the day. It is advised to take it at the same time every day.
Q: How long Gabapin 100 can be taken?
A: Gabapin can be taken for as long as the doctor has prescribed you. Usually, the dose and duration of Gabapin 100 will be decided by the doctor based on the severity of the underlying condition. Do not exceed the maximum daily doses and treatment durations recommended, without consulting a doctor.
Q: Is Gabapentin and Gabapin same?
A: Yes, Gabapin contains gabapentin, as its active component. It is an anti-seizure medicine that acts by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain and changing the way the body senses pain signals.
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