Gabapentin/Aluminum; Magnesium-Containing Compounds
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Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Aluminum or magnesium containing products may decrease the amount of gabapentin your body absorbs.
What might happen:
The amount of gabapentin in your blood may decrease. This may cause an increase in seizures.
What you should do about this interaction:
Avoid taking aluminum or magnesium containing products (such as antacids) for 2 hours before your gabapentin. If you notice any signs of seizures, including abnormal auras or motor movements, contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist). Your doctor may want to check the amount of gabapentin in your blood or change the schedule of your gabapentin dosing.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Reference:1.Neurontin (gabapentin) US prescribing information. Pfizer, Inc. June, 2011.