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Gabapentin

gabapentin
Gabapentin is used together with other medicines to treat partial seizures in adults and children at least 3 years old. Gabapentin is also used to treat nerve pain caused by herpes virus or shingles (herpes zoster) in adults. Gabapentin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
gabapentin
DRUG TYPE
gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs

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Gabapentin can cause life-threatening breathing problems, especially in older adults or people with COPD. Seek emergency medical attention if you have very slow breathing.

Some people have thoughts about suicide or behavior changes while taking gabapentin. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor.

Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Dizziness or drowsiness can cause falls, accidents, or severe injuries.

Do not stop using gabapentin suddenly, even if you feel fine.

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capsule 100 mg300 mg400 mg
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Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
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capsule 100 mg300 mg400 mg
tablet 600 mg800 mg

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