Gabitril (Oral)

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Gabitril (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Gabitril (Oral)

Gabitril (Oral) Medication Classification

TIAGABINE (By mouth)

Gabitril (Oral) Brandname


Gabitril (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Tiagabine (tye-AG-a-been) Controls partial seizures when used in combination with other medicines. This medicine is an anticonvulsant.

When To Not Use Gabitril (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to tiagabine.

How Should You Use Gabitril (Oral)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often. Your dose may need to be changed several times in order to find out what works best for you. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • It is best to take this medicine with food or milk.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Gabitril (Oral) Storage

Store Gabitril (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Gabitril (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Gabitril (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using other medicine for seizures (such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, Depakote®, Dilantin®, Mysoline®, Luminal®, Tegretol®).
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, or sedatives).

Gabitril (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease or have ever had status epilepticus (a seizure that would not stop).
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Gabitril (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Fainting, severe confusion or weakness
  • Increased or ongoing seizures
  • Trouble seeing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Confusion, trouble concentrating, trouble talking
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea
  • Nervousness, shakiness
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness

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