Rontin

Rontin

gabapentin

Manufacturer:

Biolab

Distributor:

Biopharm
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Gabapentin
Indications/Uses
As monotherapy in the treatment of partial seizures w/ & w/o secondary generalization in adult & childn >12 yr, generalization in adult & childn >12 yr. As adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures w/ & w/o secondary generalization in adult & childn ≥3 yr. Treatment of neuropathic pain in adult.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Epilepsy Adult & childn >12 yr 900-3,600 mg/day. May be initiated w/ 300 mg tid on day 1 or w/ 3-day titration: 300 mg (day 1), 300 mg bid (day 2), 300 mg tid (day 3). Max: 3,600 mg in 3 equally divided doses. Do not exceed 12 hr between dose in tid schedule. Childn 3-12 yr Initially 10-15 mg/kg/day. Effective dose: 25-35 mg/kg day (childn ≥5 yr), 40 mg/kg/day (3 to <5 yr) in equally divided doses (tid). May be reached by upward titration over approx 3 days. Max interval between doses: 12 hr. Neuropathic pain Adult Initially 900 mg/day in 3 divided doses. May be initiated w/ 300 mg tid on day 1 or w/ 3-day titration: 300 mg (day 1), 300 mg bid (day 2), 300 mg tid (day 3). Max: 3,600 mg/day.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Special Precautions
Renal impairment, haemodialysis. Absence seizures. Discontinuation of gabapentin &/or addition or substitution of alternative therapy should be gradual, over a min of 1 wk. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy, lactation. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Somnolence, dizziness, ataxia, fatigue, nystagmus, headache, tremor, diplopia, nausea &/or vomiting, rhinitis, amblyopia.
Drug Interactions
Antacids.
ATC Classification
N03AX12 - gabapentin ; Belongs to the class of other antiepileptics.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Rontin tab 600 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
Form
Rontin cap 300 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
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