Gabapentin is usually taken one to three times a day. The doctor may start you or your child on a low dose and increase the dose gradually over the next few days or weeks.
Gabapentin is to be taken regularly as prescribed, according to the instructions provided. Do not stop taking gabapentin unless you are told to do so by the doctor. It may take several weeks before you or your child feels better.
Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the capsule. For those unable to swallow the capsules or for doses less than a full capsule, the capsule can be opened and contents mixed in a small amount of water. Your pharmacist will advise on the amount required to be syringed out according to the dose.
It can be taken with or without food.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the regular scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one.
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