Active Ingredients: Gabapentin
Strengths: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg Brand: Neurontin Strengths: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg Dosage for postherpetic neuralgia Adult dosage ages 18—64 years Typical starting dosage: Day 1, 300 mg; day 2, 600 mg 300 mg two times per day, spaced evenly throughout the day; day 3, 900 mg 300 mg, three times per day, spaced evenly throughout the day.
Maximum dosage: 1,800 mg per day 600 mg, three times per day, spaced evenly throughout the day Child dosage ages 0—17 years Dosage for people younger than 18 years has not been established. This is a medical emergency during which short or long seizures occur for 30 minutes or more.
Gabapentin can cause problems in children aged 3—12 years who have epilepsy.
It raises their risk of thought problems as well as behavioral problems, such as being hyper and acting hostile or restless. For people with kidney problems: Your body processes this drug more slowly than normal. Talk to your doctor about whether this drug is safe for you.
Warnings for other groups For pregnant women: The use of gabapentin has not been studied in humans during pregnancy. Research in animals has shown negative effects to the fetus when the mother takes the drug.
This drug should only be used if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Call your doctor if you become pregnant while taking this drug.
This registry tracks the effects of anti-seizure drugs on pregnancy. Information can be found at aedpregnancyregistry. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
You should decide together if you should stop taking this drug or stop breastfeeding. For children: Gabapentin has not been studied in children for the management of postherpetic neuralgia.
It should not be used in people younger than 18 years. This drug should not be used to treat partial seizures in children younger than 3 years.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, get help from a crisis or suicide prevention hotline. Gabapentin oral capsule is used for short-term or long-term treatment.
With this condition, short or long seizures occur for 30 minutes or more. If your doctor decides to reduce your dose or have you stop taking gabapentin, they will do this slowly.