Neuropathic pain is experienced by many people these days. This can be due to the lifestyle that makes people suffer from many health issues that can be majorly responsible for seizures or neuropathic pain. Gabapin 300 mg Capsule is used to treat the neuropathic pain caused by nerve damage where one experiences abnormal painful sensations in different parts of the body. It is also used to treat and control certain types of seizures in adults that can disturb the personal and professional life of a person. For best results, this medicine can be prescribed with other medicines. It takes a few weeks to work so it is mandatory to take it regularly.
How Gabapin 300 mg works?.
Gabapin 300 mg Capsule is an antiepileptic medicine that works by reducing abnormal activity and nerve impulses in the brain. Thereby preventing seizures. Also to treat the pain in nerves the signals traveling through the damaged nerves and the brain are blocked with the help of Gabapentin.
Gabapin 300 mg uses
Treating the neuropathic pain
Sometimes due to damage in the nerves causing chronic pain in different parts of the body and Gabapin 300 Capsule is used to treat the pain. This condition can occur due to various conditions like diabetes, shingles, injury in the spinal cord, etc. It also helps in reducing pain. The other symptoms associated with it such as mood changes sleep problems, and tiredness also gets relieved with the medicine. Taking this medicine improves the overall quality of life.
As Gabapin is an anticonvulsant medication thus, treating some forms of epilepsy in adults is also one of the major functions of a 300 Capsule. It also slows down nerve impulses in the brain that is the root cause of seizures. It further reduces symptoms that come with it such as confusion, jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety.
Before taking Gabapin 300 mg
Tell your doctor if you have ever experienced these symptoms before or after taking this medicine;-
- if you are allergic to Gabapin
- Low blood pressure
- Behavioral changes
- Breathing problems or lung disease
- kidney disease or undergoing dialysis
- depression, or have suicidal thoughts
- History of drug abuse or have any kind of addiction
- liver disease
- heart disease
- if you work on the night shift
- Stomach ache after taking medicine
Pregnant women should avoid gabapin 300 mg because this can be harmful.
Gabapin 30 mg is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding their children
If a person is suffering from depression or has suicidal thoughts then avoid this medicine because it has the tendency of increasing suicidal thoughts in the mind that can prove to be fatal. Therefore close monitoring is needed in such patients.
This medicine can cause skin reactions like skin rash and thus one should take it with caution
Activities require mental alertness
There are some jobs or work that require you to be mentally alert like driving or anything to do with machines, in that case, this medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Thus, you should be very cautious in taking the medicine
It is very necessary to tell your doctor about other medications, supplements, or herbs you are on because this can cause severe adverse effects.
Gabapin 300 Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol thus it is better to discontinue the intake of alcohol.
If you are suffering from kidney problems then you should not take Gabapin 300 Capsule
If you are suffering from liver problems then you should not take Gabapin 300 Capsule
Side effects of gabapentin 300 mg
- Muscles and joint pain or backache
- Swelling of the face and body parts
- Weight variations
- Rashes or itching
- Excessive sensitivity
- Diarrhea constipation or indigestion,
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Dry mouth or sore throat
- Blurred vision or double vision
- High blood pressure
- Low blood sugar
- Uncontrolled jerky movements
Side effects in children
- Behavioral changes
- memory issues
- trouble in concentrating
- acting restless or aggressive
In case of an overdose of the medicine, you may face some side effects such as double vision, slurred speech, drowsiness, laziness, or even diarrhea. Then you should see your doctor and discuss your symptoms with him.
Missed a Dose
In case you have missed a dose of this medicine, then it is advisable to take it as soon as possible.
On the other hand, if a lot of time has passed and you are nearing the time for the second dose then take the second dose. But do not take double doses.
Storage and disposal of Gabapin 300 mg capsules
- Store this medicine below 30°C
- Protect it from light
- Keep it away from small children because it can prove harmful or even fatal to them