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Neurontin Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Neurontin is a prescription drug used in the treatment of post-herpetic neuralgia and partial seizures in adults and children. It is also used to treat various types of nerve pain.

Neurontin Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 300 milligrams and you should be taken three times a day.

Uses of Neurontin

  • Neurontin is also used with other drugs to treat the some types of seizures and for the management of postherpetic neuralgia.
  • Neurontin may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Neurontin

Before taken Neurontin medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Neurontin. Side effects may include:

  • Blurred
  • Dimmed
  • Double vision
  • Bronchitis (in children)
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Involuntary eye movement
  • Itchy
  • Runny nose
  • Lack of muscular coordination
  • Nausea

Warnings and precautions before taking Neurontin:

  • After taken Neurontin medicine, you may feel dizzy or drowsy. So you should not participate in any activities that require full mental alertness such as driving or using machinery.
  • If you have kidney problems, then you should tell your doctor and you should not start or stop taking Neurontin medicine without talking to your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Neurontin with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Neurontin with the following:

  • Antacids such as Maalox
  • Hydrocodone
  • Naproxen
  • Morphine

After taken Neurontin if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Neurontin overdose include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Double vision
  • Lethargy
  • Slurred speech

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