What Color Are Gabapentin Pills?

February 15, 2024

What color are gabapentin pills?

Gabapentin comes in an oral capsule (brand name Neurontin) and as a generic drug. It's used to treat partial seizures in people 3 years of age and older, and it relieves nerve pain caused by shingles. It's also a part of a treatment plan for restless leg syndrome in adults.

It belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants. It treats seizures by controlling abnormal electrical activity in the brain. It's sometimes given in combination with other seizure medications to treat seizures in people with epilepsy. It's also used to treat pain from shingles or fibromyalgia, and it's sometimes given in combination with other medications to treat depression, social anxiety disorder, OCD, hot flashes in menopause, and panic disorder in adults.

This medication can cause drowsiness. It's important to avoid alcohol or other drowsiness-causing medications (such as benzodiazepines, narcotics) while taking gabapentin. Combining these drugs increases your risk of a serious side effect that can cause slow breathing, which can be fatal.

The FDA warns that people with kidney problems or who are receiving hemodialysis may need a lower dose of this medication because it is processed by the body more slowly. Your doctor will monitor your kidney function during treatment with this drug and change your dose as needed based on how well your kidneys are working.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any allergic reaction to this medication or other medications. Get emergency medical help if you have signs of kidney problems, such as trouble urinating, changes in how much urine is passed, blood in your urine, or weight gain and swelling of the legs and feet from retaining fluid.

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