About Gabapin: Gabapin (Gabapentin) is a medication prescribed for use along with other medications in the treatment of seizures with limited symptoms or what is otherwise known as partial seizures. In some cases, it is also prescribed for the treatment of general seizures which leads to loss of consciousness.
How to use Gabapin
Prescriptions for taking this medicine should be obtained from the doctor. Normally, patients are required to take the medicine at least three times in a day, but this varies. If your doctor has not given you any special instructions, you may take the tablets with or without food, remember to take a full glass of water whichever way to decide to take the medicine. Gabapin tablets are more effective when taken wholly as compared to when crushed, split, dissolved or chewed. This is because the ingredients of this medicine are meant to be absorbed slowly in the body and interfering with the tablet would only lead to fast absorption. Remember to complete your dose as given to you by your physician. The length of treatment normally depends on with your response to therapy as well as the condition under treatment.
For patients suffering mild symptoms of seizures, this medicine is prescribed in dosages to be taken not less than thrice each day. Each dose should be taken at spaced intervals which in this case would be after every 8 hours every day until the dose is complete. As soon as you start using this medicine, it is not recommended to go 12 hours or more without taking the medicine for an effective treatment of your condition.
Gabapin Side Effects
It is possible to experience side effects during your treatment of seizures using Gabapin (Gabapentin). Commonly reported side effects include fever and weight (more common in children), uncontrolled eye movement, itchiness, a poor vision which may include double or dimmed vision, bronchitis, vomiting, lack of control over muscular movements and co-ordination, tremors, viral infections, nausea, drowsiness, and dizziness. There are other less commonly experienced side effects such as hallucinations, uncommon dreams, abnormal thinking, total loss of control on co-ordination, psychological or behavioral problems, blood in stools, fainting, bladder problems, swelling in different body parts, an exaggerated feeling of well-being, hair loss, symptoms of high blood pressure, increased appetite, persistent headaches, arthritis, respiratory infections, low libido and decreased sexual performance, apathy, migraines, inflammation of intestinal and stomach lining, abnormal menstruation, anxiety, pain or weakness of the muscles, loss of taste, mononucleosis, blisters on mouth and lips, sleep walking, skin infections, pneumonia, hostility, abnormal hair growth, symptoms of depression, reduced memory and control of the bowel, paralysis, indigestion, abnormal sweating, pain in the eye, difficulties in speech, sleep walking, emotions instability, sore throats, thirst tingling, mouth and gum inflammation, tendinitis, vaginal haemorrhage and stupor. These are not all possible side effects, for a full list and other comprehensive details on side effects, consult your physician.
If you suffer from haemodialysis or any kidney problem, your physician may be required to adjust your dosage so make sure to inform them. Talk to them also about other medication that you are currently using and these may include prescriptions, non-prescriptions, herbal medicines or supplements. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you can use this medicine but only after you have discussed with your doctor and been cleared to use it.