HORIZANT- gabapentin enacarbil tablet, extended release
Read this Medication Guide before you start taking HORIZANT and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about HORIZANT?
HORIZANT can cause serious side effects:
1. Do not drive after taking your dose of HORIZANT until you know how HORIZANT affects you, including the morning after you take your dose.
Do not operate heavy machinery or do other dangerous activities until you know how HORIZANT affects you. HORIZANT can cause sleepiness, dizziness, slow thinking, and can affect your coordination. Ask your healthcare provider when it would be okay to do these activities.
2. HORIZANT may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500.
Call a healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
How can I watch for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?
Do not stop HORIZANT without first talking to a healthcare provider.
Suicidal thoughts or actions can be caused by things other than medicines. If you have suicidal thoughts or actions, your healthcare provider may check for other causes.
3. HORIZANT may cause a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction that may affect your skin or other parts of your body such as your liver or blood cells. You may or may not have rash with these types of reactions. Call a healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
These symptoms may be the first signs of a serious reaction. A healthcare provider should examine you to decide if you should continue taking HORIZANT.
What is HORIZANT?
HORIZANT is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with:
HORIZANT is not for people with RLS who need to sleep during the daytime and need to stay awake at night.
HORIZANT is not the same medicine as gabapentin (for example, NEURONTIN® or GRALISE®) and should not be used in its place.
It is not known if HORIZANT is safe and effective in children.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking HORIZANT?
Before taking HORIZANT, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I take HORIZANT?
What should I avoid while taking HORIZANT?
What are the possible side effects of HORIZANT?
The most common side effects of HORIZANT include:
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of HORIZANT. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store HORIZANT?
Keep HORIZANT and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General Information about the safe and effective use of HORIZANT
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use HORIZANT for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give HORIZANT to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about HORIZANT. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about HORIZANT that was written for healthcare professionals.
For more information about HORIZANT, go to www.gsk.com or call 1-888-825-5249.
What are the ingredients in HORIZANT?
Active ingredients: gabapentin enacarbil
Inactive ingredients: Both the 300 mg and 600 mg tablets contain colloidal silicon dioxide, dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, glyceryl behenate, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, and talc. The 300 mg tablets also contain red ferric oxide.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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