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Things to ponder about Gabapentin tablets

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Gabapentin tablet is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It comes as both the generic drug and brand-name drugs. Generic Gabapentin tablets are​considered to be less expensive than the brand-name tablet. Few brand-names are Gralise, Neurontin, and Horizant. It can be taken as an immediate-release oral tablet, an oral solution, or an extended-release oral tablet. It is used to prevent seizures in adults and children above 2 years of age, and postherpetic neuralgia, a pain caused by shingles, a painful rash. For seizure, it increments the calcium level as low calcium level causes seizures and for neuralgia, it lowers the sensitivity to pain.

Gabapentin leads to few side effects

If your child comes across any of the side effects mentioned-below after taking a dose of gabapentin tablets​, consult your doctor.

Do not take these effects lightly.

Who should avoid taking Gabapentin tablets?

In the case of depression or mood swings, a person may have suicidal thoughts.

What is the proper dosage of Gabapentin tablets?

Gabapentin comes in the form of oral capsules and strength of three types that are gabapentin 100mg, Gabapentin 300mg, and Gabapentin 400mg.

For postherpetic neuralgia:

Day 1: start with gabapentin 300mg.

Day 2: take Gabapentin 600mg (300mg twice).

Day 3: take 300mg thrice a day.

Maximum dosage​(under doctor’s consultation): 1800mg (if Gabapentin 600mg ​taken thrice).

For seizures:

Children of age 3-11 years: ​12-15mg/day per kg of weight in three doses.

Maximum dosage: 50mg/kg a day.

Children of age 12-17 years: ​take gabapentin 300mg thrice a day.

Later can be increased to 2700-3600mg, only if the doctor suggests.

Adults of age 18-64 years: a total of 900mg/day. Later can be increased to 2700-3600mg, only if the doctor suggests.

Gabapentin tablets must not be given to children of age below 3.

For adults of age above 64, it is suggested to take Gabapentin slowly as kidney functioning is reduced.

Important warnings of Gabapentin tablets

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