Gabitril

(tiagabine)

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Used with other medicines to control seizures.

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Gabitril (tiagabine) is good when used with other medicines to control your seizures.

Quick facts about Gabitril
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (tiagabine)
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Upsides

  • Gabitril (tiagabine) is a good medicine to take along with your other medicines to control seizures.
  • Gabitril (tiagabine) comes in different strengths, so your dose can be customized to what controls your seizures best.

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Downsides

  • Gabitril (tiagabine) is only available as a brand name, so your copay might be more expensive than other medicines.
  • You have to raise the dose of Gabitril (tiagabine) slowly over a 6 week period since your body takes time to adjust to the medicine.
  • Gabitril (tiagabine) is only approved for people age 12 or older.

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How it works

Gabitril (tiagabine) is a GABA (neurotransmitter) reuptake inhibitor. It raises the amount of GABA in the brain, which stops seizures from happening.

Quick facts about Gabitril
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (tiagabine)

Used for

  • Partial seizures (combination)
  • Partial seizures (single)

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Gabitril (tiagabine) for Partial seizures (combination)

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Side effect rates for Gabitril (tiagabine)

From 769 clinical trials of Gabitril when taken for partial seizures (combination)
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Tremor
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Sore throat

Risks and Warnings for Gabitril (tiagabine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking medicines for seizures

    Studies found that people taking Gabitril (tiagabine) had higher rates of suicide. If your mood worsens while taking Gabitril (tiagabine) or you feel that you want to hurt yourself, talk to your doctor right away.

Common concerns from people taking Gabitril (tiagabine)

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Food
  • Take Gabitril (tiagabine) with food to avoid stomach upset.
Sleep
  • People have complained of feeling weak or tired while taking Gabitril (tiagabine). This is usually very mild, and changing the dose or stopping it will take care of the weakness. Talk to your doctor if it bothers you.