"June 8, 2012 -- The FDA has approved a drug currently used for restless leg syndrome to treat a common and painful complication of shingles, according to the medication's manufacturers.
Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) has been approve"...
Horizant Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is gabapentin (Horizant)?
- What are the possible side effects of gabapentin (Horizant)?
- What is the most important information I should know about gabapentin (Horizant)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking gabapentin (Horizant)?
- How should I take gabapentin (Horizant)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Horizant)?
- What happens if I overdose (Horizant)?
- What should I avoid while taking gabapentin (Horizant)?
- What other drugs will affect gabapentin (Horizant)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Horizant)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Horizant)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include blurred vision, drowsiness, weakness, slurred speech, or diarrhea.
What should I avoid while taking gabapentin (Horizant)?
This medication may cause blurred vision or impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
Avoid taking an antacid within 2 hours before or after you take gabapentin. Antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb gabapentin.
What other drugs will affect gabapentin (Horizant)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin, Vicoprofen, and others);
- morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph, and others); or
- naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve, Anaprox, and others).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with gabapentin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about gabapentin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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