Neurontin for Epilepsy
The medication was also studied as a treatment for partial seizures in people with epilepsy. These studies included people who were already taking other seizure medications and whose seizures were not adequately controlled. In one study, up to 23 percent of people who added Neurontin to their seizure medications experienced seizures half as frequently as before, compared to just 9 percent of a similar group of people who did not take the drug.
When and How to Take NeurontinGeneral considerations for when and how to take the medication include the following:
- It comes in capsule and tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually one to three times daily.
- For people with difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules, a liquid form (called Neurontin solution) is also available.
- The medication can be taken with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, try taking it with food.
- It should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Neurontin will not work if you stop taking it.
- Do not stop taking it without first discussing it with your healthcare provider (see Neurontin Withdrawal).
Dosing InformationThe dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age and weight
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Neurontin Dosage for more information.)