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Gabatop 300 (Anticonvulsant)
$1.50
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Gabatop 300 (anticonvulsant) x 30 $1.40 $42.00
Gabatop 300 (anticonvulsant) x 60 $1.20 $72.00
Gabatop 300 (anticonvulsant) x 90 $1.00 $90.00
Gabatop 300 (anticonvulsant) x 180 $0.70 $126.00
Gabatop 300 (anticonvulsant) x 360 $0.50 $180.00
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Gabatop 300 is medication that is used in treating or preventing seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 3 years and above. It is also used in treating nerve pain or pain from nerve damage caused by shingles. The shingles rash appears after an infection with a herpes zoster virus.

 

 Gabatop contains 300mg of the active ingredient Gabapentin. It is an anticonvulsant drug that may be used alone or in combination with other medications for its indications. While the exact mechanism is unknown, it is believed to reduce pain and seizures by affecting chemicals and nerves in the body.

 

Manufacturer

 

Gabatop 300 is manufactured by Centurion Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

 

Dosage

 

The usual adult dosages of Gabatop are as follows:

 

For Epilepsy

  • An initial dose of 300mg on day 1; 600mg on day 2 (300mg twice a day); 900mg on day 3 (300mg three times a day)
  • Maintenance dose is 900mg to 1800mg in 3 divided doses. Dose may be increased in increments of 300mg ever 2 to 3 days until antiepileptic action is achieved
  • Maximum dose is 4800mg per day

 

For Neuropathic pain

  • An initial dose of 300mg on day 1; 600mg on day 2 (300mg twice a day); 900mg on day 3 (300mg three times a day)
  • Maintenance dose is 900mg to 1800mg in 3 divided doses. Dose may be increased in increments of 300mg ever 2 to 3 days as needed for pain relief
  • Maximum dose is 3600mg per day

 

The usual dosages above only serve as guide and does not replace the prescribed dose by the doctor. Each patient will vary in dosage for it will depend on the patient’s age, the condition being treated, the severity of the condition, response to the medication, and other medical conditions one may have. The prescribed dose must strictly be followed.

 

A tablet is taken orally with a glass of water. It may be taken with or without food. If a tablet is halved, the other half must be taken on the next dose. The use of Gabatop must not be stopped abruptly for it may increase seizures. Tapering of dose must strictly be followed.

 

                                                                                                               

Contraindications

 

Gabatop is contraindicated to patients with known hypersensitivity to Gabapentin and to any of the tablet ingredients.

 

Side effects

 

The less serious and common side effects that Gabatop may cause include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Headache
  • Swelling of breasts
  • Dry mouth
  • Loss of coordination or balance
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Tremor

These side effects are mild and usually go away within a few days or weeks. Medical attention is needed if any of these worsen or persist.

 

Serious side effects include

  • Increased seizures
  • Jaundice, upper stomach pain
  • Rapid back and forth eye movements
  • Changes in mood or anxiety
  • Changes in behavior and thinking
  • Severe skin reaction
  • Severe allergic reaction

Some people may experience suicidal thoughts, depression, and other mental or mood problems. Children are also more likely to experience restlessness, changes in behavior, memory problems, concentration difficulty, aggressiveness, or emotional changes. Healthcare professionals must be notified for any of the serious side effects.

 

Warnings and Precautions

 

Before taking Gabatop, a patient must inform the healthcare professionals of all medical history to make sure it is safe to use.  A patient must notify the doctor or pharmacist for any of the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Heart disease
  • Mental or mood problems
  • Drug or alcohol abuse

 

Gabatop may also interact with other medications such as:

  • Narcotic pain medications (morphine, codeine)
  • Antacids (aluminium or magnesium hydroxide)
  • Antihistamines (diphenhydramine)
  • Medications for sleep or anxiety (alprazolam, diazepam)
  • Orlistat

Labels of cough-and-cold medications must also be checked for they may have ingredients that cause drowsiness.

 

Gabatop may cause false positive result in urine protein test. A patient must inform the doctor or laboratory personnel that this medication is being used.

 

Avoid driving, operating machineries, or performing tasks requiring alertness and clear vision for the drug may cause dizziness, drowsiness, and blurring of vision.

 

Gabapentin is under Pregnancy Category C. The drug also passes into breast milk. Gabatop should only be used during pregnancy and breast feeding if advised by a doctor after weighing benefits over risks.

 

Gabatop and Alcohol

 

Alcohol consumption must be avoided while taking Gabatop for it may increase the side effects.

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Manufacturer Healing Pharma
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