Neurontin 300mg Capsules 100 (A)
IMPORTANT NOTE – A VALID AUSTRALIAN PRESCRIPTION IS REQUIRED BEFORE THIS ITEM CAN BE SHIPPED
Drug Name: gabapentin
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NEURONTIN - CMI (Pfizer)
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some common questions about Neurontin.
It does not contain all the available information.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Neurontin against the benefits they expect it will have for you.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine.
You may need to read it again.
What Neurontin is used for
Neurontin is used to control epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition where you have repeated seizures (fits). There are many different types of seizures, ranging from mild to severe.
Neurontin is also used to treat neuropathic pain.
Neurontin belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants. These drugs are thought to work by controlling brain chemicals which send signals to nerves so that seizures do not happen.
Neurontin also has analgesic effects.
Your doctor may prescribe Neurontin in addition to your current therapy when your current treatment is no longer working as well.
Your doctor may have prescribed Neurontin for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Neurontin has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that Neurontin is addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Neurontin is not recommended for use in children under the age of 3 years to control epilepsy, as its safety and effectiveness in that age group have not been established. Also, the safety and effectiveness of Neurontin for the treatment of neuropathic pain in children under the age of 18 years have not been established.
Before you take Neurontin
When you must not take it
Do not take Neurontin if you have an allergy to:
* gabapentin, the active ingredient in Neurontin or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to Neurontin may include:
* shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing
* swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
* rash, itching or hives on the skin
Do not take Neurontin after the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack.
Do not take Neurontin if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
If you are not sure whether you should start taking Neurontin, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Before you start to take it
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have allergies to:
* any other medicines, especially barbiturates or any other anticonvulsant medicines
* any other substances, such as foods, preservatives or dyes
Tell your doctor if you have or have had any medical conditions, especially the following:
* kidney problems
* mixed seizure disorders
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant.
Neurontin may affect your developing baby if you take it during pregnancy. However, it is very important to control your fits while you are pregnant. If it is necessary for you to take Neurontin, your doctor can help you decide whether or not to take it during pregnancy.
Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.
Your doctor will discuss the possible risks and benefits of using Neurontin during breastfeeding.
If you do breastfeed, watch your baby carefully.
If your baby develops a skin rash, becomes sleepy or has unusual symptoms, don't breastfeed again until you speak to your doctor.
If you have not told your doctor or pharmacist about any of the above, tell them before you start taking Neurontin.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or heal
There is generic brand to choose from in the table below. Generic Brands are less expensive brands that have been proven to have the same effect. Please select the desired brand.*
*Some Doctor's will have "no substitution permitted" endorsed on the script. Please check your prescription as generics are not available in this case.
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