Controlling partial seizures. It is used in combination with other medicines.
Gabitril is an antiepilepsy agent. The exact way Gabitril works is unknown. It is believed that Gabitril prevents or reduces the number of seizures by controlling nerve impulses in the brain.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Gabitril . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Gabitril . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Gabitril may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Gabitril as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Gabitril .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Abnormal skin sensations; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; flushing; increased appetite; increased cough; irritability; lack of energy; lightheadedness; nausea; nervousness; pain; shakiness; sleeplessness; sore throat; stomach pain; vomiting; weakness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); abnormal thinking; abnormal walking; blurred vision or other vision problems; burning, tingling, or numbness sensation; chest pain; confusion; difficulty with concentration or attention; fainting; incoordination; itching; jerky eye movements; memory problems; mental or mood changes (eg, agitation, depression, hostility, mood swings); seizures; severe or persistent headache or dizziness; severe weakness; speech or language problems; suicidal thoughts or actions; urination problems or difficult or painful urination.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include agitation; confusion; depression; hostility; impaired consciousness; muscle contraction; sleepiness; speech difficulty; weakness.Proper storage of Gabitril :
Store Gabitril at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Gabitril out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Gabitril . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.