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Gabapentin’s anti-seizure capabilities have met with mixed reviews among veterinary neurologists. For pain control, gabapentin is usually used in conjunction with other pain relievers that may later be tapered away. 

*Allivet is not allowed to ship Gabapentin to the following states: AL, DC, HI, KS, KY, MA, MI, MN, ND, NJ, OH, OR, TN, VA, WV, WY or Canada. 

What is Gabapentin Capsule?

Gabapentin may be prescribed by your veterinarian for the treatment of Idiopathic epilepsy, pain management, seizures due to neonatal hypoxia. In cats and dogs Gabapentin is used to treat chronic pain, particularly of neuropathic origin. Gabapentin is also used as an adjunctive therapy for dogs and cats with refractory idiopathic epilepsy. In horses, Gabapentin may be used to control seizures in foals suffering from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.

Who is Gabapentin Capsule for?

Dogs, Cats, and Horses

Why use Gabapentin Capsule?

- May treat refractory seizures in Dogs, Cats or Horses - Used to manage chronic pain. - May be used to control seizures in foals suffering from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.

How does Gabapentin Capsule work?

Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain.


Marksans, Camber Pharmaceuticals or other generic brand

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How is Gabapentin Capsule sold?

Single Capsules in Strengths of 100 mg, 300 mg or 400 mg

What are the side effects of Gabapentin Capsule?

The most common side effect seen with Gabapentin is sedation. Your pet should be monitored for symptoms such as incoordination or drowsiness.

What special precautions are there?

Gabapentin is eliminated from the body almost entirely by the kidneys and urinary tract. Therefore, gabapentin should be used cautiously in animals suffering from kidney disease.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency pet hospital immediately.

How can I store Gabapentin Capsule?

Store at room temperature.

Helpful Tips:

You should not stop giving Gabapentin to your pet suddenly. Doing so can result in life-threatening seizure activity.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

Gabapentin should be used as directed by your veterinarian.
For seizures: 4.5 mg-13.5 mg per pound every 8-12 hours
For pain: 1.4 mg per pound once a day
For seizures: 2.3 mg per pound 3 times a day
For pain: 1.4 mg per pound once a day


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