To assure safe and effective use of gabapentin, the following information and instructions should be given to patients: 1. You should inform your physician about any prescription or non-prescription medications, alcohol, or drugs you are now taking or are planning to take during your treatment with gabapentin.
2. You should inform your physician if you are pregnant, or if you are planning to become pregnant, or if you become pregnant while you are taking gabapentin.
3. Gabapentin is excreted in human milk, and the effect on the nursing infant is unknown. You should inform your physician if you are breast-feeding an infant (see Use in Pregnancy & Lactation).
4. Gabapentin may impair your ability to drive a car or operate potentially dangerous machinery. Until it is known that this medication does not affect your ability to engage in these activities, do not drive a car or operate potentially dangerous machinery.
5. You should not allow more than 12 hours between gabapentin doses to prevent breakthrough convulsions.
6. Prior to initiation of treatment with gabapentin, the patient should be instructed that a rash or other signs or symptoms of hypersensitivity such as fever or lymphadenopathy may herald a serious medical event and that the patient should report any such occurrence to a physician immediately.