Gabix 100mg Capsules 10’s

Gabix 100mg capsules belong to the class of other antiepileptics. They are used with other medications to prevent and control seizures.

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Description

Gabix 100mg Capsules 10’s

Gabix is used with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It also relieves nerve pain following shingles (a painful rash due to herpes zoster infection).

Gabix is a new antiepileptic drug structurally similar to the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and the endogenous amino acid L-leucine. Chemically, gabapentin is 1-(aminomethyl)-cyclohexane acetic acid. Its molecular formula is C9H17NO2.
Action
Pharmacology: Mechanism of Action: Gabapentin has proven affinity for a particular site in brain tissues, e.g., neocortex and hippocampus. In addition, It also has analgesic activity.
Indications/Uses
In Epilepsy: Adjunctive therapy treating partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults and children ≥six years. Additionally, Monotherapy in treating partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults and adolescents ≥12 years.
Neuropathic Pain: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), peripheral diabetic neuropathies, and trigeminal neuralgia in adults.

Special Precautions

Additionally, patients should be under strict surveillance for signs of suicidal ideation and behaviors, and doctors should consider appropriate treatment. Patients (and caregivers of patients) should seek medical advice and watch for signs of suicidal ideation or behavior.
Again, if a patient develops acute pancreatitis under treatment, stoping the medicine should be an option to consider.
Abrupt withdrawal of anticonvulsant agents in epileptic patients may precipitate status epilepticus. Therefore, like other similar medicinal products, seizure frequency increases or the onset of new seizures with gabapentin.
Gabapentin should not be considered a treatment of absence seizures. It may exacerbate these seizures in some patients. Consequently, one should use gabapentin with caution in patients with mixed seizure disorders, including absence seizures.
Effects on the Ability to Drive or Operate Machinery: In conclusion, patients should neither drive a car nor operate complex machinery until they have gained sufficient experience on gabapentin.
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