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Gabapentin (Generic) Capsules: for Chronic Pain or as an Anticonvulsant in Cats and Dogs

 

Why has my veterinarian prescribed Gabapentin Capsules?

Gabapentin may be prescribed to treat chronic or cancer pain in cats and dogs. This medication may also be used as an additional therapy for seizures.

 

How do I give Gabapentin Capsules?

First, READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.

                       

Give Gabapentin to your pet as directed by your veterinarian.

 

Try to give this medicine at about the same time(s) each day.

 

DO NOT give your pet more medicine than directed.

 

DO NOT give your pet medicine more often than prescribed.

 

When used for epilepsy, DO NOT stop giving Gabapentin unless directed by your veterinarian.

 

Try not to miss giving any doses.

 

If I miss a dose, what do I do?

If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.

 

How do I store Gabapentin Capsules?                   

Keep this medicine out of reach of children.

 

Store this medicine at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight.

 

Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.

 

What are the potential side effects of Gabapentin Capsules?

While taking Gabapentin your pet may experience some drowsiness. If this symptom appears excessive or persists, contact your veterinarian.

 

The adverse effects of this medication are not well established in veterinary patients, so other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.

 

What about possible drug interactions?

Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any other medications you are giving to your pet.

 

It’s not uncommon for your veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your veterinarian may change the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.

 

Gabapentin may interact with hydrocodone and morphine.

 

If your pet requires antacids and Gabapentin, be sure to allow two hours between administering the two medicines.

 

Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.

 

You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Gabapentin Capsules for Pets by following the link below:

 

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If you have questions or concerns about Gabapentin Capsules, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.

 

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