Gabapentin 400 mg is a prescription medication to treat several conditions. These conditions include epilepsy, symptoms of restless leg syndrome, and pain from nerve damage caused by shingles. It is also available in generic form. The FDA has approved this medication for medical use but it needs a legal prescription to buy Gabapentin online. It has other strengths as well like 100 mg, 300 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg, 1200 mg, and 1600 mg.
Gabapentin 400 mg belongs to a class of medications called anticonvulsants. Drugs in this class work to manipulate chemicals in the brain. It prevents pain by blocking the pain messages traveling through the brain and down the spine. It reduces epilepsy symptoms by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
Gabapentin is an oral medication that comes in both immediate-release and extended-release forms. It can be taken with or without food however, the extended-release tablet needs to be taken after a meal. To get the most benefit from it, take the medication regularly at the same time. The gap between two doses shouldn’t be more than 12 hours and less than 4 hours. Abuse, addiction, and sudden withdrawal from this drug can cause serious side effects. Sometimes these effects can be life-threatening. If any of these effects occur, call your doctor or seek emergency medical help before it is too late. These effects include:
- suicidal thoughts
- violent behavior, aggressiveness, or anger
- panic attacks
- trouble urinating
- blood in the urine
- swelling in the legs or feet from fluid retention
- severe fatigue, tiredness, or weakness
- unexpected muscle pain
- long-lasting stomach pain
- difficulty breathing