Neurontin by its clinical and pharmacological group refers to anticonvulsants. The main active ingredient of Neurontin is gabapentin, which has a proven ability to prevent the seizures occurrence.
Indication for use:
The remedy is given by prescription and the presence of clear evidence is required for his appointment. Neurontin is prescribed for adults suffering neuropathic pain. It is also appointed as monotherapy treatment for partial seizures with the presence of secondary generalization (and without) for patients older than 12 years. For younger children with the same diagnosis Neurontin is used as an additional tool.
Dosage and administration:
Receiving of Neurontin is possible during meals, as well as regardless of diet. If you want the cancellation or replacement of the drug, as well as reducing its dosage, produce changes gradually over a week. Sometimes the beginning of Neurontin treatment is also gradually begun – in the first day - 300 mg, 1 time/day, in the second - 300 mg, 2 times a day , the third day dose is 300 mg, 3 times/day. In most cases, a daily quantity of 900 mg of Neurontin is standard for adult patients. Sometimes, it is increased by indications up to 3.6 and even 4.8 g per day; it is done gradually, increasing the dosage every day. Neurontin is prescribed 3 times/day for children under 12 years, and the daily dose is calculated as 10-15 mcg per 1 kg of body weight. As for adults, the achievement of an effective dose is gradually carried out for 3 days. Children of 3-5 years take 25-35 mcg per 1 kg of body weight per day, and older than 5 - 40 micrograms. At long reception is advisable a daily dosage's increase to 50 mg of Neurontin, and the interval between doses doesn't exceed 12 hours.