gabapentin (generic name)

It is used to control partial seizures in adults with epilepsy
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • worsening of mood, thoughts or actions of suicide or dying

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation
  • difficulty walking or controlling muscle movements
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • slurred speech
  • tremors
  • tiredness
  • weight gain

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of reach of children.

Store in the refrigerator, between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: January 09, 2013
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