Generic Neurontin comes as a capsule to take by mouth. It is taken three times a day. Generic Neurontin medication at evenly spaced times throughout the day and night to ensures a constant level of Generic Neurontin in your body.
The Generic Neurontin medication should not be stopped abruptly since it can cause seizures.
The Generic Neurontin dosage will be gradually decreased. Generic Neurontin should be swallowed whole and it will take some time of regular medication before benefits can accrue.
Gabapentin (Generic Neurontin) dosage (how much to take)?
The doctor will determine Generic Neurontin dosage levels depending on age, condition and medication of other drug which can possibly interact.
The doctor may recommend that one starts with a low dose of Generic Neurontin and slowly increase the dose to the lowest amount needed to control the epilepsy/convulsions or neuropathic pain.
Generic Neurontin can be taken with or without food at doses specifically directed by your physician. Individual doses of Generic Neurontin vary greatly between individuals.
Usually the Generic Neurontin is taken two to three times daily. Generic Neurontin is currently not approved under the age of 12 years old.
Precautions while taking Gabapentin (Generic Neurontin)?
The doctor has to be informed in case of the following
- Allergies to any other medicines, especially barbiturates or any other anticonvulsant medicines
- Allergies to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives or dyes
- Existing kidney problems or mixed seizure disorders
- Pregnancy state
- Breast feeding status
Best time to take Gabapentin(Generic Neurontin)?
It is advisable to take Generic Neurontin at about the same time each day for best effect.
To minimize side effects, the very first dose of Generic Neurontin should be taken at bedtime. It does not matter if Generic Neurontin is taken before or after food.
How long to take Gabapentin(Generic Neurontin)?
It is advisable to continue taking Generic Neurontin for as long as the doctor decides. Generic Neurontin helps control one’s condition, but does not cure it.
Stopping Neurontin suddenly may cause unwanted effects or make your condition worse. Generic Neurontin dosage should be reduced in a phased manner.
Gabapentin (Generic Neurontin) and your Lifestyle?
One should be careful driving or operating machinery until one gets to know the affect of Generic Neurontin dosage.
As with other anticonvulsant medicines, Generic Neurontin may cause dizziness, light-headedness, tiredness, drowsiness in some people.
Drinking alcohol will result in the dizziness or light-headedness becoming worse when one is undergoing Generic Neurontin medication.
Children should not ride a bike, car, climb trees or do anything else that could be dangerous if they are feeling drowsy or sleepy while under Generic Neurontin medication.
Generic Neurontin may cause drowsiness, dizziness or sleepiness in some people and affect alertness.
Missed dose of Gabapentin (Generic Neurontin)?
If one misses a dose of Generic Neurontin, it is not necessary to make up the missed dose.
It is perfectly fine to skip the missed dose and continue with the next scheduled dose of Generic Neurontin. Doubling doses of Generic Neurontin causes more harm than good.
Over dose of Gabapentin (Generic Neurontin)?
In case of an overdose of Generic Neurontin,its better to seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a Generic Neurontin overdose include drowsiness, weakness, unsteady walking, double vision,slurred speech or diarrhoea.
Interaction of Gabapentin (Generic Neurontin) with other drugs?
Some medicines and Generic Neurontin may interfere with each other. These include :
- Some medicines used to treat stomach or duodenal ulcers, such as cimetidine
- Antacids, medicines used to treat heartburn or reflux.
These medicines may be affected by Generic Neurontin, or may affect how well it works.
Generic Neurontin appears to be relatively safe and has not been shown to interact with other drugs except for it’s potential of added sedation.
Generic Neurontin should not be taken within 2 hours of Maalox. Generic Neurontin may interfere with the reading of N- Multistix in detecting urine protein.
Storage of Gabapentin (Generic Neurontin)?
Generic Neurontin should be stored at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).
The Generic Neurontin capsules/tablets should be kept in the pack until it is time to take them.
Generic Neurontin should not be stored in the bathroom or near a sink. Heat and dampness can destroy Generic Neurontin capsules.