Medication Manual

Generic Name : Gabapentin Enacarbil

Pronunciation : GAB-a-PEN-tin EN-a-KAR-bil

TradeName : International- Horizant.

Why it is prescribed : 
This medication is a prodrug, prescribed for moderate to severe restless leg syndrome (RLS).

When it is to be taken : 
PO- The recommended dosage is 600 mg once daily at about 5 PM.

How it should be taken : 
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food at about 5:00 PM.

Special Instruction : 
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of seizures, mental illness, suicidal thoughts, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption.
* Patient may develop with increased risk of suicidal thoughts; if it is so consult with your healthcare provider.
* Monitor kidney function regularly while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 
Most Common - Drowsiness, sedation and dizziness.
Central Nervous System - Headache, depression, decrease in sexual drive or activity.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea, dry mouth, flatulence.
General - Fatigue, irritability, feeling drunk, feeling abnormal, swelling in the extremities.
Metabolic - Increased weight and appetite.

Other Precautions : 
* Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 
Store at 25C. Protect from moisture.


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