GABICA 50MG CAP
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GABICA 50MG CAPSULES:
Gabica 50mg is an analogue of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It has analgesic and anticonvulsant activity.
Gabica 50mg capsule is indicated:
- For the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
- For the management of postherpetic neuralgia.
- For the treatment of pain associated with spinal cord injury.
- As adjunctive therapy in adults with partial seizures with or without secondary generalization.
- For the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in adults.
- For the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).
Dizziness, drowsiness and somnolence are the common side effects of Gabica 50mg capsule. Other common side effects include: Increased appetite, euphoric mood, confusion, irritability, decreased libido, disorientation, insomnia, ataxia, abnormal coordination, tremor, dysarthria, memory impairment, disturbance in attention, paraesthesia, sedation, balance disorder, lethargy, headache, blurred vision, diplopia, vertigo, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, flatulence, erectile dysfunction, gait abnormal, feeling drunk, fatigue, peripheral oedema, oedema and weight increased.
- As with all AEDs, Gabica 50mg should be withdrawn gradually to minimize the potential of increased seizure frequency in patients with seizure disorders
- Gabica 50mg should be discontinued immediately if symptoms of angioedema, such as facial, perioral or upper airway swelling occur.
- Gabica 50mg associated weight gain is related to dose and duration of exposure
- Gabica 50mg should be discontinued if myopathy is diagnosed or suspected or if markedly elevated creatine kinase levels occur.
WHEN NOT TO USE:
Gabica 50mg is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to Gabica or any the component of the product.
Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this medicine.
- Patients who require concomitant treatment with CNS depressants such as opiates or benzodiazepines should be informed that they may experience additive CNS side effects such as somnolence.
- Gabica may potentiate the effects of ethanol and lorazepam. There are also some reports of respiratory failure and coma in patients taking Gabica and other CNS depressant medications.
- Gabica appears to be additive in the impairment of cognitive and gross motor function caused by oxycodone.
Gabica 50mg can be started at a dose of 150mg per day, given as 2-3 divided doses.
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- Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.
- Please read the enclosed instruction leaflet.
- Keep out of reach of children.