Gabator (Gabapentin) is structurally related to the neurotransmitter GABA. However, it does not bind to GABAA or GABAB receptors nor influence the synthesis or uptake of GABA. The exact mechanisms are unknown but it has been shown that gabapentin binds with high affinity to the α-2-δ-1 subunit of voltage-gated Ca channels, which may be found presynaptically and may facilitate the release of excitatory neurotransmitters that participate in epileptogenesis and nociception.
Use this medication precisely as recommended by your physician. Follow the prescription of your doctor carefully.
Your physician’s medication dose is based on your condition, other medications or food supplements you may take, and your reaction to treatment. To diminish your risks for adverse effects, don’t increase your dosage, take it regularly, or take it as instructed by your physician. Adverse events may still happen even at usual prescription dosages.
If your physician requests you to use this drug consistently, use it regularly to get the most benefits from it. Take it at a fixed time every day to make you remember it better.
Your doctor may need to modify your dosages to ease your symptoms or if you develop adverse reactions.
If you have any inquiries with regards to information, ask your physician or pharmacist.