Gabantin 300mg capsule contains Gabapentin as its active ingredient that is mainly used along with other medicines to help control certain types of seizures (fits) and neuropathic pain (pain due to damaged nerves). This capsule belongs to the class medicines used to treat brain-related conditions like fits. This capsule helps to relieve neuropathic pain (abnormal painful sensation caused in various body parts due to the inability of the brain to sense external stimuli). Gabapentin in this medicine acts by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain and changing the way the body senses pain signals. Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor for the prescribed duration. Sudden stopping of this medicine may worsen the underlying condition. Your doctor will gradually reduce the dose of this medicine. It is recommended that you should take this medicine at the same time every day for better results. Tell your doctor about your health condition before taking this medicine....
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 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 Gabantin 300mg capsule?
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: I feel dizzy after taking this medicine, is it normal?
Yes, feeling dizzy and sleepy is a common side effect of this medicine. Thus after taking this medicine do not drive or perform activities that require high mental alertness. To lower the chances of feeling dizzy, get up slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. Please consult your doctor if your side effects become severe....
Q: Can I take more than the recommended dosage of Gabantin 300 mg capsules for better recovery?
A: No, you should not take more than the recommended dose of this medicine as it may cause adverse reactions like double vision, slurred speech, drowsiness, laziness or sometimes diarrhoea. In such a condition consult your doctor or reach out to your nearest hospital.
Q: Can Gabantin 300mg capsule cause weight gain?
A: Weight gain is not a common side effect of Gabantin 300 mg capsule. If this side effect bothers you, talk to your doctor for more information.