Gabapentin classified as an anti-seizure medication but is commonly used to treat neuropathic pain and may also be used as an anticonvulsant. Gabapentin can also be used in chronic arthritic-pain and pain associated with malignancy.
*Gabapentin is a controlled substance medication in the following states: AL, KY, MI, ND, TN, VA, WV. All electronically prescribed orders shipping to these states will require verbal authorization with the prescriber prior to dispensing.
*The following states require the pet owner date of birth to be on file prior to dispensing: AL, AR, CT, LA, MN, ND, OH, VA, WI, WV, WY.
*The following states require the pet owner drivers license number to be on file prior to dispensing: MI.
Dogs, Cats, Horses
Neuropathic Pain Analgesic, Anticonvulsant, Anxiolytic
Product Description & Form
*Capsule size, color, shape, markings, or coating may be different from description. Gabapentin is a generic medication, and therefore we may have different manufacturers at any given time. Capsules may vary in appearance.
Current Manufacturer: Amneal
Gabapentin 100 mg Capsules 60 ct & 90 ct: 16 mm, white-white, capsule (opaque hard gelatin), no score, imprinted with IP101. (NDC 65162-0101-50)
Gabapentin 300 mg Capsules 60 ct & 90 ct: 19 mm, yellow (buff-buff), capsule (opaque hard gelatin), no score, imprinted with IP102. (NDC 65162-0102-50)
Gabapentin 400 mg Capsules 60 ct & 500 ct: 21 mm, brown (light caramel-light caramel), capsule (opaque hard gelatin), no score, imprinted with IP103. (NDC 65162-0103-50)
- Used to treat pain originating from nerves and arthritis
Gabapentin should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian. Do not stop giving the medication unless advised by your veterinarian.
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.
Side effects may include drowsiness, sedation or unsteady gait. It is possible your pet may experience nausea or loss of appetite when first starting this medication. Notify your veterinarian if these side effects appear, reappear, and/or remain troublesome.
Other side effects may occur, if you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Drug & Food Interactions
The following drugs can potentially interact with gabapentin: antacids and other pain medications such as hydrocodone and morphine. Do not give this medication within 2 hours of giving antacids. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals, but it is a common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform Vetsource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Store at 68°F to 77°F in controlled room temperature, excursions permitted between 59° to 86°F. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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