Indications: Adjunctive treatment of partial seizures with or without secondary generalisation in patients not satisfactorily controlled by or intolerment to other anticonvulsants. Neuropathic pain.
Dosage : Seizures: Adults:Initially 300mg once daily on day 1 , then 300mg twice daily on day 2, 300mg increments daily in three in three equally divided doses: max 800mg three times daily. Children Under 6 year , not recommended; 6-12 yearsinitially 10mg/kg daily on day 1 , then 20mg/kg daily on day 2 . Then 25-35mg/kg daily All given in three divided doses
Contra-ind : Hypatic Dysfunction.
Neuropathic Pain : Adultss : initialy 300mg onces daily on day 1 , then 300mg twiice daily on day 3 then increase in 300mg increaments daily. max 600mg three times daily. Children: Under 18 years . not recommended.
Precaution : Renal impaiments, haemodialysis, history of psychotic illness . Absensce seizures. Elderly . pregnancy, lactation. Disconntinuation of gabapentin and/or adition or subsitution of alternative therapy should be gradual, over a minimum of 1 week
Interactions : Antacids
Adverse Effects : somnolence, dizziness, ataxia, fatigue , tremor, nystagmus, diplopia, rash, amblyopia, dysarthria, amnesia, asthenia, paraesthesia, arthralgia, purpura, leucopenia, anxiety, weight increase UTI, pharyngitis, diarrhoea , dry mal thoughts , accidental injury back pain consipation flatulence, nausea confusion, hypaesthesia, vertigo , dyspnoea
Cap 100MG : Gabapentin 100MG, Cap 300MG : Gabapentin 300MG, Cap 400MG : Gabapentin 400MG
1 x 10 Capsules/Strip