Gabitril

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    Brand Name:Gabitril
    Generic:Tiagabine Hydrochloride
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1997-09-30 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Cephalon, Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Tablets
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2005/020646s015lbl.pdf

About Gabitril

Gabitril is an anti-epilepsy (seizure) drug. Gabitril is used together with other anti-epilepsy drugs to treat partial seizures in adults and children 12 years and older.

Side Effects of Gabitril

  • Seizures in patients without epilepsy.
  • Withdrawal seizures. Gabitril can increase seizures if it is stopped suddenly in patients with epilepsy. If you have epilepsy, and your healthcare professional has decided that you should stop taking Gabitril, it should be stopped slowly.
  • Thinking and concentration problems, sleepiness and tiredness. Do not drive a car or operate dangerous machines until you know how Gabitril affects you.
  • Serious rash. Gabitril may cause a serious and life-threatening rash.
  • Other side effects include dizziness, lightheadedness, low energy, nausea, nervousness, irritability, tremors, and stomach pain.
  • Tell your healthcare professional about any medical conditions you have, especially liver problems. Tell your healthcare professional if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding

Who Should Not Take Gabitril

  • The only use recommended in the labeling for Gabitril is treatment of seizures.

Healthcare professionals are allowed to, and sometimes do, prescribe drugs for uses that are not in the labeling. The maker of Gabitril is strongly discouraging Gabitril's use for any condition except for epilepsy because most of the reported seizures with Gabitril occurred in patients being treated for other conditions. However, if you are taking Gabitril for a condition other than epilepsy, you should not stop taking it on your own; you should speak to your healthcare professional as soon as you can.

Interactions with Gabitril

Gabitril may interact with other medicines. Tell your healthcare professional about all medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements you take, especially other medicines used for epilepsy.

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