Gabapentin is used to treat and prevent some types of pain and seizures.
Take gabapentin regularly as directed with a glass of water.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible and continue as directed.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with gabapentin including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. ginkgo) or recreational drugs (e.g. ecstasy).
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Skin rash, skin peeling or blisters
|Stop taking and see your doctor immediately|
Swollen lips, tongue, throat or face
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Changes in vision
Confusion, loss of co-ordination/walking or handwriting problems, memory loss, mood changes, tremor, trouble concentrating
|Tell your doctor|
Dizziness, drowsiness, headache
Tiredness or weakness, muscle aches and pains
Swollen feet or legs
Change of appetite, weight gain, dry mouth
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
|Take with food|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. January 2018
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) contain important, but not all, information about the medicines they describe.
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed