Gabapentin 1200 mg is a generic medication that belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants. It is an oral medication that comes in both tablet and capsule form. Some of them are immediate-release medications, and others are extended-release medications. The FDA approved to buy Gabapentin online to use as a medicine but only by following some special regulations. It comes in other different strengths as well, such as 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 800 mg, and 1600 mg.
Gabapentin 1200 mg was initially designed to treat epilepsy. However, it doesn’t cure epilepsy, it only stops seizures by reducing abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Later it was found that it can work as a painkiller to reduce specific pain from nerve damage caused by shingles. It is also prescribed to treat symptoms of restless leg syndrome.
It is suggested not to take certain substances while taking this medication. These substances include anti-anxiety medications, antidepressants, antihistamines, cold and flu medications, muscle relaxers, other pain medications, sleeping pills, opioids, antacids, high blood pressure medication, caffeine, and alcohol. Antacids may slow down the absorption of this medication. If you have taken an antacid, it is better to take Gabapentin after 2 hours.
In case of a missing dose, take that dose as soon as you remember. However, skip that dose if only two hours left for your next dose. Remember, never take two doses together to cover up the daily dosage. Never take doses more than the prescription as it can cause serious side effects of overdose. In case of an overdose, seek medical help or call the local poison control center immediately.