ABAPEN 400mg Capsule 1x10s

 200.00

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Drug Strength: 400mg
Drug Form : Capsule
Pack Size : 1x10s
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Gabapentin:400mg | Anticonvulsants and Antiepileptics

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    Manufactured / Marketed By : Bosch Product Form : CapsulePack Size : 1x10sIngredients : Gabapentin:400mgGeneric Category : Anticonvulsants and Antiepileptics

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    How it works

    ABAPEN 400mg Capsule 1x10s work by altering electrical activity in the brain and influencing the activity of chemicals called neurotransmitters, which send messages between nerve cells.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for ABAPEN 400mg Capsule 1x10s

    • Dizziness severe
    • Uncontrolled eye movements severe
    • Agitation and anxiety severe
    • Restlessness severe
    • Hyperactivity severe
    • Unusual tiredness and weakness severe
    • Irritability severe
    • Blurred vision
    • Lower back pain
    • Tremors
    • Increased appetite
    • Change in vision
    • Dry mouth
    • Weight gain

    Uses of ABAPEN 400mg Capsule 1x10s

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Epilepsy

      ABAPEN 400mg Capsule 1x10s is used in the treatment of epilepsy which is a brain disorder characterized by uncontrolled jerking movements and loss of consciousness.

    • Postherpetic Neuralgia

      ABAPEN 400mg Capsule 1x10s is used in the treatment complication of shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus characterized by pain or burning sensation of the skin.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 to 3 hours.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 15 to 21 hours.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendency has been reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is known to excreted through the breast milk. It is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Monitoring of drowsiness and body weight is necessary.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      Not recommended in patients with known allergy to ABAPEN 400mg Capsule 1x10s .

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is known to excreted through the breast milk. It is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Monitoring of drowsiness and body weight is necessary.

    General Warnings
    • Suicidal thoughts

      This medicine may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts in the first week of the treatment. Therefore this medicine should be used with caution and prescription size should be limited in patients with depression or suicidal tendencies.

    • Skin reactions

      ABAPEN 400mg Capsule 1x10s may cause skin reaction like Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS). The treatment should be discontinued if any symptoms appear of skin rash appear

    • Sedation

      ABAPEN 400mg Capsule 1x10s is known to cause sedation and dizziness. Therefore, patients receiving this medicine should b counseled about these effects and advised to avoid operating heavy machinery or driving vehicle. Inform the doctor if the symptoms persist.

    • Pediatric use

      This medicine is known to cause central nervous system effects like behavior changes, difficulty in concentration and restlessness. It should be used with caution in children aged between 3 to 12 years. The treatment should be discontinued if any symptoms appear.

    • Withdrawal symptoms

      ABAPEN 400mg Capsule 1x10s should not be stopped immediately without informing the doctor due to the risk of increasing seizure frequency. Gradual dose reduction should be made based on the outcomes in the patient.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      If you miss a dose of ABAPEN 400mg Capsule 1x10s , take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

    • Overdose

      Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Duloxetine moderate
    • Buprenorphine severe
    Disease interactions
    • severe

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney impairment. Monitoring of kidney function is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made based on CrCl.

    General Instructions

    Take ABAPEN 400mg Capsule 1x10s as instructed by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than prescribed due to the risk of sedation. Take this medicine at the same time every day. Do not stop taking without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.

    Other details

    • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • May cause sleepiness

    References

    Additional Information>

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver ABAPEN 400mg Capsule 1x10s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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