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Composition : GABAPENTIN-300MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : PROGABA 300MG TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10

Drug Ingredient Information



Information for patients
Drug Information Gabapentin belong to a group of medicines used to treat: •various forms of epilepsy – Gabapentin can be used on its own in adults and children aged 12 years and over or in combination with other medicines to treat epilepsy in adults and children aged 6 years and over. •peripheral neuropathic pain - This is long lasting pain caused by damage to the nerves.
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Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug •if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to gabapentin or any of the other ingredients of Gabapentin.
Drug Special Care •suffer with different types of seizures including absences. A small number of people being treated with anti-epileptics such as Gabapentin have had thoughts of harming or killing themselves. If at any time you have these thoughts, immediately contact your doctor.
Drug Drug Interactions •medicines containing morphine (strong pain killer), as morphine may increase the effect of Gabapentin . •antacids containing aluminium and magnesium (used to reduce stomach acid) - if taken at the same time, absorption of Gabapentin from the stomach may be reduced. It is therefore recommended that Gabapentin are taken at least two hours after taking an antacid. Urine Tests Gabapentin may interfere with urine tests. If you require a urine test, tell your doctor or hospital that you are taking Gabapentin .
Drug Pregnancy Interaction Gabapentin should not be taken during pregnancy, unless advised by your doctor. Contact your doctor immediately if you become pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are planning to become pregnant while taking Gabapentin. Other medicines used to treat seizures may increase the risk of harm to the foetus, particularly when more than one seizure medication is taken at the same time. Therefore, whenever possible and only under the advice of your doctor, you should try to take only one seizure medication during pregnancy. Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine as this may lead to breakthrough seizures, which could have serious consequences for you and your baby.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction If you are taking Gabapentin , do not breastfeed, unless advised to by your doctor, as this medicine will pass into breast milk and may harm the baby.
Drug Machinery Interaction When taking Gabapentin you may become drowsy, dizzy or feel tired, especially at the start of treatment or after a dose increase. Make sure you are not affected before driving or operating machinery.
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How to take the Medicine
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Drug quanitty •Epilepsy: Adults and children aged 12 years or over: The usual starting dose is between 300mg and 900mg each day. The dose may then be increased gradually to a maximum of 3600mg each day. Children aged 6 years and above: The dose depends on the body weight your child. The treatment is started with a low initial dose which is gradually increased over a period of about 3 days. The usual dose to control epilepsy is 25-35mg per kg per day. Gabapentin are not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age. • Peripheral neuropathic pain: The usual starting dose is between 300mg and 900mg each day. The dose may then be increased gradually to a maximum of 3600mg each day.
Drug Dose Always take Gabapentin exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Gabapentin are usually taken three times a day (morning, afternoon and evening). Always swallow the whole with plenty of water, with or without food. Your doctor will determine what dose is appropriate for you. If you are an elderly patient (over 65 years old), have kidney disease or are having haemodialysis you should take Gabapentin as prescribed by your doctor.Continue taking Gabapentin until your doctor tells you to stop.
Excess Drug Consumption If you or someone else accidentally takes too many , or if you think a child has swallowed any, contact your doctor or go to your nearest hospital casualty department immediately. As Gabapentin may make you drowsy, it is recommended that you ask someone else to drive you to the doctor or hospital, or that you call an ambulance. Symptoms of an overdose are dizziness, double vision, slurred speech, drowsiness and mild diarrhoea.
Forgot Drug Consumption If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time for your next dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Stop Drug Consumption Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly, as your symptoms may get worse. Your doctor will reduce the dose gradually, you may experience anxiety, difficulty sleeping, feeling sick, pain, sweating.
Possible Side Effects
General Information •feeling drowsy, dizziness, lack of coordination, fever. •allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, trunk and limbs, hives, skin rash and redness or severe skin reactions such as flushing, blisters and ulcers. •low white blood cell counts or decreased platelets (causing increased bruising, nosebleeds, sore throats), pneumonia, urinary tract or viral infections, other infections, inflammation of the pancreas (causing pain and tenderness in the stomach and back) or liver (causing yellowing of the skin and eyes, tiredness or fever).
Common Drug Side Effects aggressive behaviour, restlessness and hyperactivity. •feeling unwell, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, cough, dry mouth or throat, runny nose. •loss of appetite, increased appetite, being or feeling sick, problems with teeth, inflamed gums, diarrhoea,stomach pain, indigestion, constipation, flatulence, increase in weight. •anger towards others, confusion, mood changes, depression, anxiety, nervousness, difficulty with thinking, jerky movements, twitching, difficulty with speaking or coordination, increased, decreased or absent reflexes, loss of memory, tremor, difficulty sleeping, headache, spinning sensation. •‘pins and needles’, decreased sensation, facial swelling, bruises, rash, itch, acne, unusual eye movement, blurred vision, double vision, joint, muscle or back pain. •high blood pressure, flushing or dilation of blood vessels. •incontinence, difficulties with erection. •swelling of the legs and arms, difficulty with walking, weakness, pain, accidental injury, fracture, abrasion.
Rare Drug Side Effects •blood glucose changes in diabetics. •hair loss, hallucinations (seeing things that are not there), problems with abnormal movements such as writhing, jerking movements and stiffness, ringing in the ears. •acute kidney failure, chest pain, racing heartbeat. •abnormal blood test results suggesting problems with the liver.
Very Rare Drug Side Effects •breast enlargement in both men and women. •myoclonus (muscle spasms), fainting •slowed movements
Drug Side Effects Symptoms •The following effects were only reported in children: respiratory infection, inflammation of the ear, convulsions and bronchitis.
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store the above 25°C. Do not use Gabapentin after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

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