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Maxigab capsule 100 mg 10's

Maxigab capsule contains Gabapentin | belongs to GABA analogue

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How it works

It works by reducing the hyperexcitability of the brain cells to treat convulsions. It relieves the pain in neuralgia by altering the way the body senses the pain.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Maxigab capsule 100 mg 10’s

  • 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 Maxigab capsule 100 mg 10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Epilepsy

    Maxigab capsule 100 mg 10’s is used in the treatment of epilepsy which is a brain disorder characterized by uncontrolled jerking movements and loss of consciousness.

  • Postherpetic Neuralgia

    Maxigab capsule 100 mg 10’s 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 Maxigab capsule 100 mg 10’s

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.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • 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

    Maxigab capsule 100 mg 10’s 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

    Maxigab capsule 100 mg 10’s 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

    Maxigab capsule 100 mg 10’s 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 Maxigab capsule 100 mg 10’s 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.

Lab interactions

General Instructions

Take Maxigab capsule 100 mg 10’s 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

what are the adverse effects of Maxigab capsule 100 mg 10’s

Somnolence, dizziness, ataxia, fatigue, tremor, nystagmus, diplopia, rash, amblyopia, dysarthria, amnesia, asthenia, paraesthesia, arthralgia, purpura, leucopenia, anxiety, weight increase, UTI, pharyngitis. Diarrhoea, dry mouth, peripheral oedema, abnormal gait, abnormal thoughts, accidental injury, back pain, constipation, flatulence, nausea, confusion, hypoesthesia, vertigo, dyspnoea.

What is the dose of Maxigab capsule 100 mg 10’s

Adults: Seizures: Initially 300 mg once daily on day 1, then 300 mg twice daily on day 2, 300 mg three times daily on day 3. Then increase in 300 mg increments daily in three equally divided doses; max 800 mg three times daily.
Neuropathic pain: Initially 300 mg once daily on day 1, then 300 mg twice daily on day 2, then 300 mg three times daily on day 3. Then increase in 300 mg increments daily; max 600 mg three times daily.
Children: Not recommended for children under 6 yr; not recommended at doses over 50 mg/kg daily in children under 12 yr.
Adjunctive treatment of focal seizures with or without secondary generalization: 2-6 yr, 10 mg/kg once daily on day 1, then 10 mg/kg twice daily on day 2, then 10 mg/kg 3 times daily on day 3, increased according to response to usual dose of 30-70 mg/kg daily in 3 divided doses; 6-12 yr, 10 mg/kg (max 300 mg) once daily on day 1, then 10 mg/kg (max 300 mg) twice daily on day 2, then 10 mg/kg (max 300 mg) 3 times daily on day 3; usual dose 25-35 mg/kg daily in 3 divided doses; max 70 mg/kg/day in 3 divided doses; 12-18 yr, 300 mg once daily on day 1, then 300 mg twice daily on day 2, then 300 mg 3 times daily on day 3 or initially 300 mg 3 times daily on day 1; then increased according to response in steps of 300 mg (in 3 divided doses) every 2-3 days; usual dose 0.9-3.6 gm daily in 3 divided doses (max 1.6 gm 3 times daily).
Monotherapy for focal seizures with or without secondary generalization: 12-18 yr, 300 mg once daily on day 1, then 300 mg twice daily on day 2, then 300 mg 3 times daily on day 3 or initially 300 mg 3 times daily on day 1; then increased according to response in steps of 300 mg (in 3 divided doses) every 2-3 days; usual dose 0.9-3.6 gm daily in 3 divided doses (max 1.6 gm 3 times daily).

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Maxigab capsule 100 mg 10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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