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Gabaco 300mg (Gabapentin)

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Quick Overview

 


Gabaco is a prescription medication that contains 300mg of Gabapentin as its active ingredient. Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant drug that may be used alone or in combination with other medicines to control and prevent seizures in adults and children aged 12 years and above; and treat partial seizures in children aged 3 to 12 years. It is also used to relieve nerve pain such as those caused by shingles (the herpes zoster virus) or due to diabetic neuropathy; and to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS).


 


The exact mechanism of Gabapentin is unknown. However, the drug affects chemicals in the nervous system and changes how body nerves send messages to the brain, which are involved in causing seizures and certain types of pain. Gabapentin is believed to increase the concentration of GABA – a neurotransmitter acting as a “nerve-calming” agent that keeps brain activity in balance. Gabapentin is also believed to reduce the release of glutamate – a neurotransmitter acting as a “nerve-exciting” agent that is thought to cause epileptic seizures and transmits pain signals to the brain.

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Product Information

 

Gabaco is a prescription medication that contains 300mg of Gabapentin as its active ingredient. Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant drug that may be used alone or in combination with other medicines to control and prevent seizures in adults and children aged 12 years and above; and treat partial seizures in children aged 3 to 12 years. It is also used to relieve nerve pain such as those caused by shingles (the herpes zoster virus) or due to diabetic neuropathy; and to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS).

 

The exact mechanism of Gabapentin is unknown. However, the drug affects chemicals in the nervous system and changes how body nerves send messages to the brain, which are involved in causing seizures and certain types of pain. Gabapentin is believed to increase the concentration of GABA – a neurotransmitter acting as a “nerve-calming” agent that keeps brain activity in balance. Gabapentin is also believed to reduce the release of glutamate – a neurotransmitter acting as a “nerve-exciting” agent that is thought to cause epileptic seizures and transmits pain signals to the brain.

 

Manufacturer

 

Gabaco 300 is manufactured by Gracure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

 

Dosage

 

A tablet of Gabaco is taken orally and swallowed with plenty of water. It may be taken as a whole or may be split in half only if directed by a physician, depending on the prescribed dose. If the doctor instructs to break the tablet and take the half, the other half must be taken on the next scheduled dose. Any tablet that has been halved should be taken within a few days, otherwise it must be discarded. Gabaco tablet may be taken with or without food.

 

The dose may vary per patient for it will be based on the medical condition, the patient’s response to treatment, and weight for children. It is important to take the prescribed dose exactly as instructed. The usual dose of Gabapentin are as follows:

 

Adult dose for Epilepsy and postherpetic neuralgia:

  • An initial dose of 300mg on Day 1, 300mg twice a day on Day 2, 300mg thrice a day on Day 3
  • Maintenance dose of 900mg to 1800mg in 3 divided doses

 

Pediatric dose for Epilepsy:

Children 3 to 12 years

  • An initial dose of 10 to 15mg/kg per day in 3 divided doses
  • Dose may be increased to reach effective doses:
    • 3 to 4 years – 40mg/kg/day
    • 5 years and above – 25 to 35mg/kg/day

Children more than 12 years:

  • An initial dose of 300mg on Day 1, 300mg twice a day on Day 2, 300mg thrice a day on Day 3
  • Maintenance dose of 900mg to 1800mg in 3 divided doses

 

Gabaco must be taken regularly to get optimum benefit from the drug. The drug works optimally if a constant level of drug in the body is maintained. It is best to take tablets at evenly spaced intervals and at same times each day. If this drug is taken for seizures 3 times daily, 12 hours must not pass in between doses for it may increase the patient’s seizures. If a dose is missed, take as soon as remembered but skip if it’s almost time for the next dose. Dose must not be increased nor doubled just to make up for the missed dose.

 

Gabapentin therapy for must NOT be stopped suddenly, even if the patient feels fine for it may cause seizures and nerve pain to return or worsen and may cause side effects like nausea, sweating, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. The dose should be gradually reduced before completely stopping the medication.

                                                                                            

 

Contraindications

 

Gabaco is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to the active ingredient Gabapentin and to any of the tablet’s ingredients.

 

Side effects

 

Common and less serious side effects that may be caused by Gabaco include dizziness, drowsiness, or headache. It may also include weakness or tired feeling, loss of balance or coordination, blurred vision, dry mouth, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. Healthcare professionals must be notified if any of these side effects persist or worsen.

 

Children taking Gabapentin are more sensitive to these side effects:

  • Concentration difficulty
  • Memory problems
  • Restlessness, hostility, aggressiveness
  • Changes in behavior

A doctor must be notified if any of these side effects occur in children.

 

New or worsening symptoms must be reported to healthcare professionals such as but not limited to:

  • Mood or behavior changes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling agitated, restless, hostile, hyperactive
  • Thoughts or attempts of suicide or harming one’s self
  • Increased seizures
  • Upper stomach pain
  • Severe tiredness or weakness
  • Severe numbness or tingling
  • Unusual eye movements
  • Chest pain, cough with fever, breathing difficulty
  • Signs of kidney problem – painful or difficult urination, little or no urination, swelling of feet or ankles, feeling tired, shortness of breath
  • signs of severe skin reaction – fever, sore throat, burning in eyes, skin pain followed by redd or purple rash spreading in face or upper body and causing blisters and peeling.

 

An allergic reaction to the drug is rare but if it occurs, emergency medical help is needed. Symptoms may include fever, swollen lymph nodes, rash, hives, itching or swelling, trouble breathing, and severe dizziness.

 

This is not a complete list of side effects. Refer to drug leaflet or consult a healthcare provider for more information.

 

Warnings and Precautions

 

Before taking this medication, a patient must first inform a doctor if any of the following apply to determine the safe use of the drug:

  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • diabetes
  • mental or mood problems
  • alcohol or drug abuse

 

Gabaco may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurring of vision. Driving, operating machineries or performing tasks requiring alertness or clear vision, must be avoided until one can perform any of the tasks safely.

 

Gabaco should only be used during pregnancy when clearly needed and if benefits outweigh the risks. It is unknown if this drug will harm an unborn baby. The drug Gabapentin passes into breast milk. It should only be used by breastfeeding women if benefits outweigh the risks. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult a physician prior to using this medication.

 

A patient must inform a physician of all other medications because Gabaco may interact with other medications such as but not limited to:

  • Orlistat may affect the absorption of gabapentin, making it less effective.
  • St John’s wort may affect levels of antiepileptic medications and increase risk of seizures.
  • Mefloquine, MAOI, SSRI, and tricyclic antidepressants may counter the anticonvulsant effect of gabapentin.
  • Medications that cause drowsiness such as antihistamines, drugs for anxiety or sleep problems, narcotic pain relievers, and muscle relaxants may increase drowsiness.
  • Antacids that contain magnesium or aluminum may interfere with the absorption of gabapentin. Antacids must not be taken within 2 hours before or after taking gabapentin.

Avoid using Gabaco with other medications containing gabapentin like gabapentin enacarbil.

This is not a complete list of drug interactions. Refer to drug leaflet or consult a healthcare professional for more information.

 

This medication may affect results of lab tests for urine protein. Laboratory personnel must be informed of the use of this medication.

 

Gabaco and Alcohol

 

Alcohol may increase certain side effects caused by Gabaco. It is best to avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.