Neurontin is prescribed as an adjunct therapy
to control partial seizures. Its exact method of action is unclear.
Neurontin may also be prescribed for the following generally
accepted uses: chronic pain syndromes,
treatment of spasticity (including some cases of multiple
sclerosis), adjunct treatment for bipolar disorder, essential
tremor, migraine prevention.
Neurontin 400 mg, manufactured by Pfizer, comes in multiples of 30 capsules.
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Possible Neurontin Side Effects: drowsiness, lethargy.
Adverse Neurontin Side Effects: If any of the following side effects
occur, seek medical advice or contact your doctor immediately.
Mild: Allergy, altered or blurred vision,
bed-wetting (usually resolves with continued treatment), change in
blood pressure, clumsiness, constipation, nausea, purpura (bluish coloring of the skin caused by minor hemorrhage),
slurred speech, swelling in the ankles, twitching, uncontrolled eye
movements, vomiting, weight gain.
Serious: Amnesia, depression, irritability, lowered white
blood cells, seizures, tremor or other movement disorder.
Cautions: Neurontin is not for everyone. Discuss any
of the following conditions with your doctor before beginning
- Allergies: A past allergic reaction to Neurontin is a
contraindication for further use. Inform your doctor if you have
any food or dye allergies.
- Kidney Disease: Any kidney impairment should be
considered with your doctor when you begin treatment. You may be
prescribed lower doses depending on measured creatinine
- Low Blood Pressure: Your doctor will advise you on your
- Pancreatitis: You should not use Neurontin.
Neurontin (gabapentin) may not mix well with every prescription
or over the counter treatment. Ask your doctor if it is safe to
continue, or begin, using any of the following drugs during
your Neurontin treatment.
- Alcohol - Heavy use will make Neurontin less effective at
- Antacids - May lower effectiveness of treatment. Do not take
Neurontin for at least two hours after using an antacid.
- Antiseizure medication - fosphenytoin and phenytoin may build up to toxic levels in the
body when used with Neurontin.
- Cimetidine -
Neurontin may build up in the body when used with this
The following dosages of Neurontin are general recommendations for the typical
adult. Follow the instructions you get from your doctor if the
dosage should differ. Actual dosage and use schedules must be
determined for each individual.
- Seizures: Starting doses are typically 100 mg, 3 times daily.
Increases of 300 mg a day, as needed and tolerated, may be
instituted in order to find the best dose for seizure control.
Doses as high as 3,600 mg daily have been used by some patients,
though most find their condition well controlled by a lower
- Pain Syndromes: 100 mg daily, as needed and tolerated, up to a
maximum of 3,600 mg daily.
If you miss a dose of Neurontin, take it as soon
as remembered if it is within an hour or so. If
you do not remember until later, skip the missed dose and resume
your usual dosing schedule. Taking double doses of Neurontin is not recommended, as it may lead
to an increased risk of side effects. If you are on a dosing
schedule where you take Neurontin 3 times a day, preferably
every 8 hours, make sure your doses are not farther than 12 hours
Neurontin can be taken without regard to meals, but if your
doctor gives you specific instructions, follow those. While the
capsules may be opened and mixed into food or a beverage, this
should be used immediately.
Stopping Neurontin abruptly may lead to an increased
risk of seizure. No matter what condition you are taking
Neurontin for, decrease your dose gradually according to the advice
of your doctor if you must stop treatment for any reason.
Store Neurontin away from direct light and heat. Store in a dry
location; avoid storing it in the bathroom, near sinks, or other
areas where it may become damp. Do not use Neurontin after the expiration date.
Keep Neurontin away from children; both when storing it, and when
discarding any unused medication.
Adequate studies regarding the safety and effectiveness of
Neurontin in pregnant women have not been carried out. If you are, or are planning to become, pregnant, discuss your treatment with your
doctor. Discontinue breast-feeding if adverse side effects appear.
Neurontin is not generally indicated for individuals under the
age of 12, though it is sometimes prescribed based on the age and
weight of the child. Individuals 12 and older are typically
prescribed adult doses.
Seniors may respond more strongly to Neurontin, requiring smaller
doses. The recommended starting dose is 100 mg, taken at bedtime, to
be increased as needed and tolerated. Doses exceeding 400 mg, 3
times daily, typically represent the maximum amount prescribed to
this age group.
Watch carefully for signs of adverse effects such as confusion,
drowsiness, lethargy, strange arm motions, vision changes. Contact a
doctor immediately for instruction.
This document is provided for information only. It is not a
substitute for consultation with a physician, either to diagnose
symptoms or prescribe treatment. Any dosages mentioned are general
guidelines only, please follow the directions of your doctor exactly when taking
Neurontin. We have made every effort
to ensure that this information is accurate, but only your doctor
can say if Neurontin, or a drug combination, is safe for you. It
should not be construed to indicate that to order and use Neurontin
is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare
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