Neurontin Product Description
Neurontin is an antiepileptic agent that prevents an abnormal surge of electrical activity in one or more areas of the brain. Neurontin pills are used for:
- Management of partial (focal) seizures, occurring in epilepsy
- Treatment of neuropathic pain associated with dysfunction of the somatosensory nervous system
Monotherapy with Neurontin is indicated to patients over 12 years old, suffering from partial seizures, including cases when this pathology is caused by secondary generalization. The drug may also be prescribed as a part of the combined antiepileptic therapy to patients older than 3 years.
The standard of care for the treatment of epilepsy in adults involves 900 to 3600mg of Neurontin per day. The treatment should be started with minimal doses of Neurontin. The daily dose of Neurontin can be gradually increased, but not more frequently than 2-3 times a week.
Neurontin dosage for children is indicated depending on the body weight and typically is from 25 to 50 mg/kg/day. The daily dose of Neurontin for children and adults needs to be spaced by three separate doses and taken at regular intervals.
If you have not taken antiepileptic agent Neurontin in time, use it as soon as you remember. But if the next intake should be in less than 4 hours, do not take Neurontin. You should remember that the drug intakes should be spaced by 12 hour intervals between doses.
Epilepsy and neuropathic pain often require a long-term treatment. Usually Neurontin is recommended to be used under 5 months, but if necessary, the treatment duration can be increased.
Antiepileptic agent Neurontin must be stored under controlled temperature, not exceeding 30°C.
Neurontin Safety Information
Abrupt increase in the daily dosage of Neurontin may temporarily increase the number and duration of seizures. High doses of Neurontin or exceeding the recommended duration of epilepsy treatment may sometimes result in physical or psychological addiction.
All information about epilepsy treatment, contained in the review of Neurontin, is intended to be used for general information only. This information cannot be construed as a substitute for advice from the epileptologists or other healthcare professionals. The online pharmacy shall not be liable for any loss or damage, caused due to improper use of this information on antiepileptic agent Neurontin.
Neurontin Side Effects
Most undesirable effects of Neurontin are mild and do not cause any serious harm to the body. Common side effects of Neurontin for children and adults include ataxia, somnolence, fatigue, fever, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness. Children from 3 to 12 years old, after application of Neurontin, may experience: hyperkinesis, weight increase, hostility, fatigue, viral infection, emotional lability or bronchitis.