Generic Neurontin® : GABAPENTIN
Gabapentin is the chemical name of the active ingredient in Neurontin®
Neurontin® is the registered trademark of Parke Davis Inc.
Medication information about generic Neurontin Important information about usage, risks and possible side-effects..
Capsules Chemical Name: GABAPENTIN ( GA-ba-pen-tin)
Other name brands for this medication
Gralise, Gabarone, Fanatrex
Possible Uses of Neurontin: This medicine is an anticonvulsant used to treat seizures associated with epilepsy. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Before using Neurontin: INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you have kidney disease. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
How to take Neurontin: Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. THIS MEDICINE MAY BE TAKEN on an empty stomach or with food. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE within 2 hours of taking an aluminum- or magnesium-containing antacid. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light.
Precautions When Using Neurontin: DO NOT STOP TAKING THIS MEDICINE without first discussing with your doctor. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS or dizziness. THIS MEDICINE WILL ADD TO THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL and other depressants. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while taking this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the benefits and risks to your baby.
Side Effects of Neurontin: SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, tremor, back pain, dry mouth, constipation, increased appetite, or an upset stomach. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience decreased coordination, changes in vision ( double or blurred vision), back and forth eye movements, persistent sore throat or fever, swelling of ankles, mental or mood changes, memory loss, or trouble speaking. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Drug Interactions of Neurontin: Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job.Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take with and without a prescription.
Missed dose of Neurontin: IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is less than 2 hours until your next dose, take the missed dose immediately and take your next dose 1 to 2 hours later, then go back to your regular dosing schedule do not double the next dose
Storage of Neurontin: Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
Other Information of Neurontin: DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.