Generic Name - Gabapentin
Category - Anti-Convulsant
Generic for Neurontin* is indicated is in the treatment of some types of seizures (epilepsy) and herpes zoster (shingles). Gabapentin (generic Neurontin*) is in the class of drugs called anticonvulsant, affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain.
Generic for Neurontin* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Neurontin* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Neurontin* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Neurontin*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Antacids such as Maalox
Generic for Neurontin* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Neurontin*,
Usual recommended dosage of Generic for Neurontin* for Seizures (convulsions) is 300 milligrams three times a day. After that, the usual daily dosage ranges from 900 to 1,800 milligrams divided into 3 doses.
If Neurontin* is discontinued or another drug is added to therapy, your doctor will do this gradually, over a 1-week period.
Generic for Neurontin* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Neurontin* side Effects include fever, hyperactivity,
hostile or aggressive behavior, mood changes or changes in behavior and difficulty concentrating.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Neurontin*.
Generic for Neurontin* and Pregnancy
Generic for Neurontin* should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Hence, if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.
Generic for Neurontin* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Neurontin* appears in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. It should be used by mothers who nurse their babies only if its benefits clearly outweigh the risks.
Generic for Neurontin* and Pediatric
Generic for Neurontin* can cause serious side effects in any patient. Therefore, it is especially important that you discuss with the child's doctor the good that this medicine may do as well as the risks of using it.
Generic for Neurontin* and Geriatric
Generic for Neurontin* is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of toxic reactions to this drug may be greater in patient with impaired renal function. Because, elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selection.
The above information about Generic for Neurontin* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.