What is Nupentin (Gabapentin) used for?
Nupentin (Gabapentin) is an oral anti-epileptic medication prescribed to prevent epileptic seizures. The medication prevents the action of nerve impulses in the brain that lead to seizures to prevent them from occurring. This action may also make the medication useful for preventing peripheral nerve pain or migraines. Your doctor may prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Nupentin (Gabapentin)?
Nupentin (Gabapentin) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally prescribed to be taken one to three times each day, but your directions will be based on your age, weight, current health, and symptom severity. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food. A meal or snack is normally suggested prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Do not chew or split the tablets as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Always ask your doctor any questions you have regarding the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Nupentin (Gabapentin)?
Nupentin (Gabapentin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious side effects occur including increased frequency of seizures, sensitive skin, easier bruising, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, confusion, fever, flu symptoms, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or severe skin rashes. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Nupentin (Gabapentin) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, allergic to gabapentin, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have diabetes, absence seizures, or reduced kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Nupentin (Gabapentin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Nupentin (Gabapentin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.