Gabitril (Tiagabine) Customer Reviews


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Tiagabine is employed alongside other medications for the management of partial seizures, which are a form of epilepsy. Classified as an anticonvulsant, tiagabine is believed to enhance the levels of natural neurochemicals in the brain that serve to impede seizure activity.

Uses and Dosage

Administer this medication orally with food as per your doctor’s instructions. To minimize the likelihood of adverse effects, your physician may advise commencing the treatment with a low dosage and subsequently increasing it gradually.

During the initial week of therapy, the medication is typically taken once daily, whereas in the following weeks, the dosage may be augmented to 2 to 4 times daily, subject to your doctor’s guidance. Adhere diligently to your doctor’s directives.

Tiagabine is usually utilized in combination with other anti-seizure medications. Do not discontinue any ongoing anti-seizure medication unless expressly instructed by your doctor.

The prescribed dosage depends upon your medical condition, response to treatment, and any other concomitant medications. For a comprehensive assessment, inform your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you are utilizing, including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products.

For optimal therapeutic benefits, maintain a regular schedule when taking this medication. To aid in memory recall, ingest it at consistent times each day.

Abrupt discontinuation of this medication without consulting your doctor is not recommended. In certain instances, such as seizure management, an abrupt cessation could exacerbate the condition. If cessation is deemed necessary, a gradual reduction of the dosage may be required, under medical supervision.

If there is a need to halt the medication for several days, consult with your doctor regarding appropriate steps for reinitiating the treatment. In such cases, resumption may necessitate recommencing with a low dose and gradually increasing it once more.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • drowsiness
  • lack of energy or weakness
  • wobbliness, unsteadiness, or incoordination causing difficulty walking
  • depression
  • hostility or anger
  • irritability
  • confusion
  • difficulty concentrating or paying attention
  • abnormal thinking
  • speech or language problems
  • increased appetite
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • nervousness
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • itching

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • rash
  • sores on the inside of your mouth, nose, eyes or throat
  • flu-like symptoms
  • changes in vision
  • severe weakness
  • shaking hands you cannot control
  • numbness, pain, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet
  • seizures, including status epilepticus


Prior to commencing tiagabine, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any known allergies to the medication or other substances, as this product may contain inactive ingredients that can potentially trigger allergic reactions or other complications.

Before initiating this medication, disclose your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you have a history of liver disease, mental/mood disorders, or a seizure condition that does not cease (status epilepticus).

Be aware that this drug may induce dizziness or drowsiness. Consuming alcohol or marijuana concurrently can exacerbate these effects. Activities requiring alertness, such as driving or operating machinery, should be avoided until you can safely engage in them.

For older adults, particular caution is advised due to heightened sensitivity to the drug’s side effects, especially dizziness or confusion, which may increase the risk of falling.

During pregnancy, the use of this medication should only be considered when clearly necessary, and the potential risks and benefits must be thoroughly discussed with your doctor.

If you are breastfeeding, it remains uncertain whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consulting your doctor before breastfeeding is essential to make informed decisions.

Form and Strength

Gabitril is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Gabitril tablet:

    • 5mg
    • 10mg
    • 15mg


When is the best time to take Gabitril?

It’s best to do the same each day. Try to space your doses evenly throughout the day. For example, you could take it first thing in the morning, early afternoon and at bedtime.

Why is Gabitril used for nerve pain?

Gabitril reduces the excitability of nerve cells (neurons) in the brain, which play a role in seizures and the transmission of pain signals.



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