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Brand Name

Neurontin

Common Name
gabapentin


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DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02084260 Neurontin 100 mg capsule
02084279 Neurontin 300 mg capsule
02084287 Neurontin 400 mg capsule
02239717 Neurontin 600 mg tablet
02239718 Neurontin 800 mg tablet

How does this medication work? What will it do for me?

Gabapentin belongs to the class of medications called anti-epileptics. It is used in combination with other seizure control medications for the management and prevention of seizures associated with epilepsy. Gabapentin does not cure epilepsy and only works to control seizures as long as the medication is taken. Gabapentin works by affecting the transmission of nerve signals in the brain.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use this medication?

The usual recommended adult dose of gabapentin begins with 300 mg 3 times daily and increases to as much as 600 mg 3 times daily, according to individual need and as prescribed by the doctor. The usual maximum daily dose is 2,400 mg taken in 3 equal doses of 800 mg each.

Gabapentin may be taken with or without food.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important that this medication be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is less than 4 hours until your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does this medication come in?

Capsules

100 mg
Each hard gelatin Coni-Snap capsule, with white opaque body and cap printed with "PD" on one side and "Neurontin/100 mg" on the other, contains gabapentin 100 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cornstarch, lactose, and talc; capsule shell: FD&C Blue No. 2, gelatin, red iron oxide, silicon dioxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, and yellow iron oxide.

300 mg
Each hard gelatin Coni-Snap capsule, with yellow opaque body and cap printed with "PD" on one side and "Neurontin/300 mg" on the other, contains gabapentin 300 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cornstarch, lactose, and talc; capsule shell: FD&C Blue No. 2, gelatin, red iron oxide, silicon dioxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, and yellow iron oxide.

400 mg
Each hard gelatin Coni-Snap capsule, with orange opaque body and cap printed with "PD" on one side and "Neurontin/400 mg" on the other, contains gabapentin 400 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cornstarch, lactose, and talc; capsule shell: FD&C Blue No. 2, gelatin, red iron oxide, silicon dioxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, and yellow iron oxide.

Tablets

600 mg
Each white, elliptical, film-coated tablet with "Neurontin 600" printed on one side contains gabapentin 600 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: ammonium hydroxide, black iron oxide, candelilla wax, copolyvidone, cornstarch, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, poloxamer 407 NF, and talc.

800 mg
Each white, elliptical, film-coated tablet with "Neurontin 800" printed on one side contains gabapentin 800 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: candelilla wax, copolyvidone, cornstarch, hydroypropylcellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, poloxamer 407 NF, red iron oxide, yellow iron oxide, and talc.

Who should NOT take this medication?

Do not take gabapentin if you are allergic to gabapentin or any ingredients of this medication.



 

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