Neurontin 300 (Gabapentin) is used in adults to treat nerve pain caused by herpes virus or shingles (herpes zoster).
Gabapentin 300mg is also used to treat seizures in adults and children who are at least 3 years old.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
To make sure Gabapentin 300mg is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
a history of depression, mood disorder, drug abuse, or suicidal thoughts or actions;
heart disease; or
(for patients with RLS) if you are a day sleeper or work a night shift.
Some people have thoughts about suicide while taking this medicine. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using Neurontin. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.
It is not known whether Neurontin will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Gabapentin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take Neurontin?
Take Neurontin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Gabapentin 300mg can be taken with or without food.