apollo

Online Doctor Consultation & Medicines

Hello,

Select your location

  1. Home
  2. GABASTAR M TABLET

GABASTAR M TABLET

Manufacturer/Marketer

LUPIN LTD

Consume Type

ORAL

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About GABASTAR M TABLET

GABASTAR M TABLET 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.

GABASTAR M TABLET consists of two drugs: Gabapentin (anticonvulsant) and Methylcobalamin (Mecobalamin or vitamin B12). Gabapentin treats seizures or fits by balancing chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) in the brain, furtherly reducing their abnormal excitement in the brain. Methylcobalamin is a coenzyme form of vitamin B12. It rejuvenates and protects damaged nerve cells by producing a substance called myelin. It also regulates body functions, such as cell multiplication, blood formation, and protein synthesis. Together, GABASTAR M TABLET helps provide relief from neuropathic pain caused due to nerve damage and other neurological disorders.

Your doctor will decide the dosage and duration based on your medical condition. Sometimes, GABASTAR M TABLET may have common side effects like dizziness, sleepiness, tiredness, nausea and vomiting. These side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects for a longer duration.

Let your doctor know if you are using any prescription, non-prescription drugs, and herbal products before starting GABASTAR M TABLET. If you are a pregnant or breastfeeding mother, please consult your doctor before taking GABASTAR M TABLET. GABASTAR M TABLET causes drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. GABASTAR M TABLET should not be given to children under three years as safety and effectiveness have not been established. Avoid consuming alcohol along with GABASTAR M TABLET as it could lead to increased dizziness and sleepiness. 

Uses of GABASTAR M TABLET

Neuropathic pain and Epilepsy (fits).

Medicinal Benefits

GABASTAR M TABLET is used to treat post-herpetic neuralgia and epilepsy. It contains Gabapentin (anti-convulsant) and Methylcobalamin (Mecobalamin or vitamin B12). Gabapentin works by binding to the specific site on voltage-gated calcium channels; this helps relieve nerve pain and lowers the risk of seizures. Methylcobalamin helps in the rejuvenation and protection of damaged nerve cells by producing a substance called myelin. It is also used to treat alcoholic neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage due to high blood sugar levels).

Directions for Use

Take GABASTAR M TABLET with or without food. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water; do not chew or break it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of GABASTAR M TABLET

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Inform your doctor before taking GABASTAR M TABLET if you have a medical history of heart problems, bipolar syndrome, and nervous system disorders. Consult your doctor if you are on haemodialysis and experience muscle pain or weakness, persistent stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting. Please do not stop taking GABASTAR M TABLET without consulting your doctor as it could cause withdrawal symptoms. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking GABASTAR M TABLET. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience suicidal tendencies. Keep GABASTAR M TABLET away from direct sunlight. Do not store GABASTAR M TABLET above 25ºC and keep it away from direct sunlight.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: GABASTAR M TABLET may interact with pain killers (hydrocodone, acetaminophen), antidepressants (duloxetine, escitalopram, sertraline), muscle relaxants (cyclobenzaprine), anti-anxiety drugs (alprazolam), fits medicines (pregabalin), antipsychotics (quetiapine), antibiotics (chloramphenicol), and anti-diabetics (metformin).

Drug-Food Interaction: Avoid alcohol consumption while taking GABASTAR M TABLET as it might cause increased dizziness and sleepiness.

Drug-Disease Interaction: GABASTAR M TABLET may interact with disease conditions such as suicidal tendencies, renal dysfunction, and haemodialysis.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • HYDROCODONE
  • ACETAMINOPHEN
  • DULOXETINE
  • ESCITALOPRAM
  • SERTRALINE
  • CYCLOBENZAPRINE
  • ALPRAZOLAM
  • PREGABALIN
  • QUETIAPINE
  • CHLORAMPHENICOL
  • METFORMIN
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking GABASTAR M TABLET as it may increase dizziness and sleepiness.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      GABASTAR M TABLET is not recommended during pregnancy unless prescribed by a doctor. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning to conceive before taking GABASTAR M TABLET.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Gabapentin in GABASTAR M TABLET is excreted into breast milk. Please consult your doctor before taking GABASTAR M TABLET if you are breastfeeding.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      unsafe

      GABASTAR M TABLET causes drowsiness, sleepiness and tiredness. Do not drive or operate machinery unless you are mentally and physically alert.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before taking GABASTAR M TABLET. Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with liver impairment.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases before taking GABASTAR M TABLET. Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with kidney impairment.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      GABASTAR M TABLET is not recommended in children less than three years of age. The doctor will prescribe the dosage of GABASTAR M TABLET based on the child's age and weight.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Include food rich in vitamin B and D in your diet as they can help in improving nerve health and preventing nerve pain.
    • Include cayenne pepper in your diet as it can help in lowering neuropathic pain.
    • Exercising regularly helps in improving overall health and combating pain. 
    • Rest well; get plenty of sleep.
    • Try taking a warm bath as it can be soothing. It helps in increasing blood circulation, thereby decreases numbness and pain.
    • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
    • Meditation and yoga can help lower stress, decrease pain sensitivity and improves coping skills.
    • Physical relaxation and massages can help provide symptomatic relief.
    • Learn about techniques for sitting, stretching, moving, and standing from a physical or occupational therapist. These can help prevent pain.
    • Acupuncture can be helpful by stimulating pressure points.
    • Using essential oils for massages can help increase circulation and boosts healing.

    Special Advise

    • Close monitoring for suicidal thoughts/behaviour is required in people using GABASTAR M TABLET. 
    • Using GABASTAR M TABLET in children 3-12 years of age can cause emotional changes, aggressive behaviour, concentration problems, restlessness, school performance changes, and hyperactivity. 
    • Let your doctor and the laboratory staff know if you are using GABASTAR M TABLET since Gabapentin may interfere with laboratory tests. 

    Other Information (GAB0023)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Epilepsy is the central nervous system's disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, leading to rapid fits/seizures episodes with unusual behaviour and loss of awareness. Fits/Seizure is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain. The main symptom of epilepsy fits.

    Neuropathic pain: It is a nervous system disorder caused due to damage to sensory nerves. It is caused by chronic progressive nerve disease or due to infection or injury. The pain could be intermittent or continuous, which is felt as a prickling, stabbing, tingling or burning sensation. A feeling of numbness and loss of sensations is also common with neuropathic pain. Usually, the body sends the pain signals when there is an injury, but with neuropathic pain, the pain is not triggered by an injury; the body unpromptedly sends the pain signals. Symptoms include spontaneous, untriggered pain, unpleasant feeling, shooting, burning or stabbing pain, difficulty resting or sleeping, and evoked pain (pain caused by events that are usually not painful).

    FAQs

    GABASTAR M TABLET works by controlling the abnormal electrical activity of the brain that causes seizures (fits). It also helps in the rejuvenation and protection of damaged nerve cells.

    GABASTAR M TABLET may cause weight gain due to an increase in appetite. Maintain a healthy weight by regular exercise and following a balanced diet.

    People taking GABASTAR M TABLET should be closely monitored for suicidal thoughts or behaviour. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor immediately if you experience suicidal tendencies.

    If GABASTAR M TABLET is taken along with antacid medicines containing aluminium and magnesium, it may lower the absorption of GABASTAR M TABLET from the stomach. To avoid this, maintain a gap of two hours between GABASTAR M TABLET and antacid medicines.

    If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and follow your usual dosage.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    GABASTAR M TABLET

    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    Lupin Ltd, 3rd floor Kalpataru Inspire, Off. W E Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055. IndianCountry of Origin: India

    Disclaimer

    While we strive to provide complete, accurate, and expert-reviewed content on our 'Platform', we make no warranties or representations and disclaim all responsibility and liability for the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of the aforementioned content. The content on our platform is for informative purposes only, and may not cover all clinical/non-clinical aspects. Reliance on any information and subsequent action or inaction is solely at the user's risk, and we do not assume any responsibility for the same. The content on the Platform should not be considered or used as a substitute for professional and qualified medical advice. Please consult your doctor for any query pertaining to medicines, tests and/or diseases, as we support, and do not replace the doctor-patient relationship.

    (Inclusive of all taxes)

    Provide Delivery Location

    Strip

    1

    10 Tablet in 1 Strip