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If you miss a dose of this medication, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose.
Before having any medical tests, or surgical, dental, or emergency treatment of any kind, be sure to let the health care professional know that you are taking this medication. Consult with your physician before stopping this medication since stopping abruptly may result in seizures. Depending on the dose you are taking, your physician may want you to decrease your dosage gradually in order to avoid seizures.
Gabapentin has not been studied in pregnant women. However, animal studies have shown possible bone and kidney problems in offspring. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, discuss this with your physician before starting this medication.
It is not known whether gabapentin passes into the breast milk. Women who wish to breastfeed should consult with their physician.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: clumsiness or unsteadiness*; continuous, uncontrolled eye movements; depression; mood changes; memory problems*; hoarseness; lower back pain; painful or difficult urination.
Symptoms of overdose requiring immediate attention: double vision*; severe diarrhea, dizziness; drowsiness; slurred speech*.
*Since it may be difficult to distinguish between certain common symptoms of MS and some side effects of gabapentin, be sure to consult your health care professional if an abrupt change of this type occurs.