Composition : "Each film coated Tablet contains: Gabapentin 300mg + Methylcobalamin 500mcg"

Packing : GABDOZ-M

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Gabapentin + Methylcobalamin tablets are commonly used in the treatment of neuropathic pain or neuralgia. The medicine belongs to a category of drugs called anticonvulsants, commonly used to treat partial seizures (epilepsy) and various nerve pain/damage conditions like post-herpetic neuralgia. Epilepsy is a neurological condition in which the brain's activity becomes abnormal with seizure episodes, sometimes losing awareness or consciousness. Do not self-medicate the medicine and take it only when prescribed by the doctor. Store the tablets in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. 

Take the tablets as per the prescribed dosage and duration given by the doctor. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablets; swallow them whole with a glass of water. Some people may experience side effects such as dizziness, sleepiness, tiredness, nausea, and vomiting. The side effects are mostly temporary and do not require any medical attention. However, you shall immediately contact your doctor if the side effects persist or get worse. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Gabapentin, Methylcobalamin, or similar medicines.

Medical Benefits of Gabapentin + Methylcobalamin Tablets

The medicine is composed of Gabapentin and Methylcobalamin. It is used in the treatment of herpetic neuralgia and epilepsy. Methylcobalamin is a type of vitamin B that helps in the production of myelin, a substance that protects nerve fibers and rejuvenates damaged nerve cells. Gabapentin works by binding to a specific site on voltage-gated calcium channels; this helps relieve nerve pain and lowers the risk of seizures. The medical benefits of Gabapentin + Methylcobalamin tablets are given below: 

  • Neuropathic pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Side Effects of Gabapentin + Methylcobalamin Tablets

There are mild to temporary side effects of Gabapentin + Methylcobalamin Tablets that do not last for a long time and get resolved over time. If your side effects persist or get severe with time, you shall immediately contact your physician. The side effects vary in all users and depend on the health condition of the patient and their response to the therapy. Browse through the list below to know the side effects noticed on using Gabapentin + Methylcobalamin tablets:

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tiredness
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 

Drug Interaction 

Some drugs when taken together are known to interact with each other and cause negative health effects. Drugs also tend to interact with certain food items and health conditions. Therefore avoid taking this medicine with the following mentioned drugs and in the presence of the following mentioned health conditions:

  • painkillers (hydrocodone, acetaminophen)
  • antidepressants (duloxetine, escitalopram, sertraline)
  • muscle relaxants (cyclobenzaprine)
  • anti-anxiety drugs (alprazolam)
  • fits medicines (pregabalin)
  • antipsychotics (quetiapine)
  • antibiotics (chloramphenicol)
  • anti-diabetics (metformin)
  • alcohol
  • suicidal tendencies
  • hemodialysis
  • renal dysfunction

Precautions and Warnings 

  1. Avoid consuming alcohol with the Gabapentin + Methylcobalamin tablets as it may interfere with the absorption of the medicine.
  1. Do not take Gabapentin + Methylcobalamin tablets without your doctor’s consultation if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  1. Gabapentin + Methylcobalamin may cause dizziness, drowsiness, and visual disturbance, therefore, do not drive or indulge in any mental activity when taking these tablets.
  1. Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets. Carefully, dispose of expired and discarded medicines.
  1. Store the medicines in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
  1. Do not skip the dosages and complete the full course of medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

  1. Can I stop taking Gabapentin+Methylcobalamin tablets if my pain is relieved?

No, strictly follow the prescribed dosage and duration of Gabapentin+Methylcobalamin. Your symptoms may improve before the nerves are completely regenerated and healed.

  1. Can the use of Gabapentin+Methylcobalamin tablets cause sleepiness?

Yes, the most common side effect of Gabapentin+Methylcobalamin is sleepiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or engage in other activities that need your full attention. 

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