Gabapentin Sandoz

Gabapentin Sandoz

gabapentin

Manufacturer:

Sandoz

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Gabapentin
Indications/Uses
Epilepsy & treatment of neuropathic pain.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & adolescent ≥12 yr Initial titration for all indications: 300 mg on day 1, 300 mg bid on day 2, 300 mg tid on day 3. Epilepsy Adult & adolescent ≥12 yr 900-3,600 mg/day. Initiate therapy as above or w/ 300 mg tid on day 1, may be increased by 300 mg/day increments every 2-3 days up to max 3,600 mg/day. Childn ≥3 yr Start w/ 10-15 mg/kg/day. Maintenance: 25-35 mg/kg/day. Neuropathic pain Adult Initiate therapy as above, or w/ 900 mg/day. May be increased by 300 mg/day increments every 2-3 days up to max 3,600 mg/day. Max duration: 5 mth.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Swallow whole, do not chew/crush.
Special Precautions
Acute pancreatitis. Mixed seizures including absences. Avoid abrupt w/drawal in epileptic patients. Galactose intolerance. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation. May induce suicidal ideation & behaviour.
Adverse Reactions
Viral infection, pneumonia, resp infection, UTI, otitis media; leucopenia; anorexia, increased appetite; psychiatric disorders; somnolence, dizziness, ataxia & other CNS disorders; visual disturbances; HTN, vasodilatation; GI disorders; facial edema, purpura, rash, pruritus, acne; arthralgia, myalgia, back pain, twitching; incontinence; impotence; fatigue, fever, edema, abnormal gait, asthenia, pain, malaise, flu syndrome; decreased WBC, wt gain; accidental injury, fracture, abrasion.
Drug Interactions
Morphine. Al- & Mg-containing antacids.
ATC Classification
N03AX12 - gabapentin ; Belongs to the class of other antiepileptics.
Presentation/Packing
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Gabapentin Sandoz cap 100 mg
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Gabapentin Sandoz cap 300 mg
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