Gabitril (Tiagabine) is an anti-epileptic (or anticonvulsant) medication and is used in combination with other medications to treat focal seizures in people over the age of 12. Gabitril is available in 5mg, 10mg and 15mg strength.
Tiagabine works to treat focal seizures by increasing the amount of natural chemicals which then reduce the spread of seizure activity within your brain. Gabitril does not cure epilepsy and will only work to control seizures for as long as you continue to take it.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common Gabitril side effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following Tiagabine side effects:
Q: What should I avoid while taking Gabitril?
A: You should limit your alcohol intake while taking Gabitril as drinking alcohol with this medication may cause side effects.
Q: What should I do if I miss a dose of Gabitril?
A: If you miss a dose of Gabitril, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip your missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.