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Gabapentin+Vitamin B12 / Mecobalamin / Cynocobalamin / Methylcobalamin

Molecule Description

Gabapentin+Methylcobalamin is a combination medicine. It is used to treat neurop...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Gabapentin+Vitamin B12 / Mecobalamin / Cynocobalamin / Methylcobalamin

Gabapentin+Methylcobalamin is used for the treatment of neuropathic pain (pain due to nerve damage).
contraindications

Contraindications of Gabapentin+Vitamin B12 / Mecobalamin / Cynocobalamin / Methylcobalamin

When should one not use Gabapentin+Vitamin B12 / Mecobalamin / Cynocobalamin / Methylcobalamin

  • If you are allergic to gabapentin, methylcobalamin, or similar medicines
  • If you are suffering from an eye condition due to excess consumption of tobacco especially cigar and pipe
  • It should not be used to treat anaemia, especially in pregnant women
sideEffects

Side effects of Gabapentin+Vitamin B12 / Mecobalamin / Cynocobalamin / Methylcobalamin

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Dry mouth
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Gabapentin+Vitamin B12 / Mecobalamin / Cynocobalamin / Methylcobalamin

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take gabapentin+methylcobalamin during pregnancy?
A:
It is not advised to take gabapentin+methylcobalamin during pregnancy until it is considered essential by the doctor and potential risks justify the benefits.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take gabapentin+methylcobalamin while breastfeeding?
A:
It is not advised to take gabapentin+methylcobalamin while breastfeeding until it is considered essential by the doctor and potential risks justify the benefits.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed gabapentin+methylcobalamin?
A:
Gabapentin+Methylcobalamin may cause dizziness or drowsiness, thus you need to be cautious while driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with gabapentin+methylcobalamin?
A:
Avoid consuming alcohol with gabapentin+methylcobalamin, as it may worsen the side effects.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You notice any behavioral change and develop suicidal thoughts after taking Gabapentin+Methylcobalamin
  • You develop stomach pain and discomfort
  • You suffer from any breathing disorder
  • You have any problems with your heart, kidney, liver or brain
  • You are an elderly patient
  • Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor as it may lead to side effects like fits and other mental disturbances
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Gabapentin+Vitamin B12 / Mecobalamin / Cynocobalamin / Methylcobalamin

How Does It Work?

  • Methylcobalamine is a form of vitamin B12 which helps in the formation of nerve cells and regeneration of damaged nerves in the brain.
  • The exact mechanism of how gabapentin works is not known. However, it is known to act on specific receptors in the brain and reduce the release of chemicals in the brain responsible for the sensation ...
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interactions

Interactions of Gabapentin+Vitamin B12 / Mecobalamin / Cynocobalamin / Methylcobalamin

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way gabapentin+methylcobalamin works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time. Tell your doctor about all the medic...
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  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat your heart problems, psychiatric illnesses, high blood pressure, diabetes, abnormal cholesterol levels, asthma, infection, or are taking medicines like ...
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  • This medicine should not be taken at the same time with antibiotics especially tetracycline as it can reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics.
  • Antacids should be taken with a gap of two hours after taking this combination
dosage

Dosage of Gabapentin+Vitamin B12 / Mecobalamin / Cynocobalamin / Methylcobalamin

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose include diarrhoea, drowsiness, double vision, slurred speech. Seek urgent medical help if you suspect an overdose.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of gabapentin+methylcobalamin then take it as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B.Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Are there any side effects of using gabapentin+methylcobalamin?

A: You may experience headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea after taking gabapentin+methylcobalamin.

Q: In which all dosage forms is gabapentin+methylcobalamin available?

A: Gabapentin+Methylcobalamin is available in the form of tablet, capsule
Last Updated on: 19 Nov 2021 | 10:55 AM (IST)

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