Tiagabine is an added medication to help reduce the number of seizure occurences by affecting certain natural substances in the brain. The manufacturer recommends this drug only for the treatment of epilepsy.
How to use tiagabine
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with food, usually 2 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. When you start this medication, your dosage will be increased slowly by your doctor to reduce side effects. Therefore, only one dose a day is usually taken during the first week. Follow your doctor’s instructions exactly.
Tiagabine is not usually used by itself. Do not stop your other anti-seizure medication unless your doctor tells you to do so.
Dosage is based on your medical condition, response to therapy, and use of certain other seizure medications (see Drug Interactions section).
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is abruptly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.
If you stop taking this medication for several days, you may need to increase your dose slowly back to your previous dosage. Talk with your doctor about how to restart the medication.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after you have reached your full dose.