Gabapentin is usually started on an empty stomach, but can be taken with or without food. Some people find it helpful to take gabapentin with a meal because this may slow down the rate at which the medicine enters your blood stream and reduce some of its side effects. You should not take gabapentin if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor about any medications you are taking before starting treatment with this medication, especially: anticonvulsants (such as phenobarbital), corticosteroids such as prednisone (a type of steroid), certain antibiotics such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), metoclopramide (Reglan) and propranolol (Inderal). Check all prescription and nonprescription medicines that you are taking regularly before starting treatment with gabapentin, even those for conditions other than epilepsy. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medical conditions you have so he/she can help treat them properly during your treatment course – both now and in the future. If necessary, consult a doctor or pharmacist for details on how to stop using any prescribed medicines safely .
How do I store Gabapentin?