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Mygaba 450 MG Tablet SR

Manufactured byGentech Healthcare Ltd.
ContainsGabapentin
Description

Mygaba 450 MG Tablet SR is used to treat partial-onset seizures, which is a common type of seizure, in patients suffering from epilepsy. It is also used to treat postherpetic neuralgia, a condition that affects nerves and skin. Postherpetic neuralgia is a complication of shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox (Herpes zoster) virus characterized by pain or burning sensation of the skin.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mygaba 450 MG Tablet SR

  • Dizziness
  • Uncontrolled eye movements
  • Agitation and anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Lower back pain
  • Tremors
  • Increased appetite
  • Change in vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Fever
  • Cough

Uses of Mygaba 450 MG Tablet SR

What is it prescribed for?

  • Epilepsy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action may vary based on individuals and intended use.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body may vary based on individuals and intended use.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine since it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration, etc. as well as it may decrease the effectiveness of this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is necessary.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to gabapentin or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is necessary.
General warnings

Suicidal tendencies

This medicine may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts in the first week of the treatment. Therefore, it should be used with caution, especially in patients suffering from depression or suicidal tendencies. Close monitoring of mood and behavior is necessary for such patients. Appropriate caregiver and patient counseling, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Skin reactions

This medicine should be used with caution since it may cause skin reactions like Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS). The treatment should be discontinued if any symptoms of a skin rash appear.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Withdrawal symptoms

Abrupt discontinuation of this medicine may increase the risk of severe adverse effects, especially if you have been using a high dose for a long duration. A gradual dose reduction is recommended to avoid these reactions. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine since it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration, etc. as well as it may decrease the effectiveness of this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

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Propoxyphene

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Doxepin

Flurazepam

Buspirone

Azatadine

Cetirizine

Clobazam

Baclofen

Desvenlafaxine

Dextromethorphan

Entacapone

Aripiprazole

Disease interactions

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesired side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the hyperexcitability of the brain cells to treat convulsions. It relieves the pain in neuralgia by altering the way the body senses the pain.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs

Schedule

Schedule H

Gabapentin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 9 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00996

Gabapentin [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 24 March 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Gabapentin
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