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Gabitril (Tiagabinet)


Gabitril (Tiagabinet)

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  • Product Details


    Gabitril is a medication prescribed to treat focal seizure disorders.

    Focal seizures are seizures that start in one part of the brain and spread to other regions. Some people experience "fully aware focal seizures" and are still conscious and aware of having a seizure while it's happening (simple partial seizure). Others may lose consciousness or not be aware of the seizure, called a complex partial seizure.

    Symptoms may include muscle contractions, eye movements, stomach pain, numbness, or contractions on one side of the body.

    Gabitril works by enhancing the activity of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA suppresses signals in nerve cells, including the type of signals that cause seizures.

    Fact Table




    US FDA



    Legal status

    Rx only

    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    5–8 hours

    Dosage (Strength)



    Consult Doctor



    Protein binding


    PubChem CID






    ATC code






    Routes of administration

    Oral (tablets)


    Take Gabitril exactly as directed by your doctor. 

    The starting Gabitril dosage is typically 4 mg by mouth once daily. Your doctor may increase the dosage by 4-8 mg each week. The maximum daily dosage is 56 mg divided two to four times throughout the day.


    The active ingredient in Gabitril is tiagabine.


    Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:

    • Alcohol 
    • Apalutamide
    • Azelastine 
    • Brimonidine 
    • Bromperidol
    • Buprenorphine
    • Cannabinoid-Containing Products
    • Carbamazepine
    • Chlormethiazole
    • CNS Depressants
    • Codeine
    • Doxylamine
    • Enzalutamide
    • Erdafitinib
    • Fentanyl
    • Flunitrazepam
    • Fosphenytoin
    • Hydrocodone
    • Hydromorphone
    • Hydroxyzine
    • Kava kava
    • Lumacaftor
    • Lumacaftor-ivacaftor
    • Magnesium Sulfate
    • Mefloquine
    • Metoclopramide
    • Mitotane
    • Morphine
    • Orlistat
    • Orphenadrine
    • Oxomemazine
    • Oxycodone
    • Oxymorphone
    • Phenobarbital
    • Phenytoin
    • Primidone
    • Rifampin (rifampicin)
    • Suvorexant
    • Thalidomide
    • Tocilizumab

    The above medications have the potential to interact with Gabitril. 


    Gabitril can cause CNS depression, so use caution if you are mixing with other CNS depressants.

    Do not stop Gabitril without talking with your doctor. Doing so can increase the risk of seizures.

    Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a complete list of precautions that apply to you.

    Side Effects

    Common adverse reactions to Gabitril medication may include:

    • Accidental injury
    • Dizziness
    • Drowsiness
    • Infection
    • Lack of concentration
    • Nausea
    • Nervousness
    • Tremor
    • Weakness


    1. Gabitril [package insert]. Frazer, PA: Cephalon; 2009.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Gabitril (Tiagabine)

    What is Gabitril (Tiagabine)?

    Gabitril, with the active ingredient Tiagabine, is a prescription medication used to treat certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anticonvulsants.

    How does Gabitril work to control seizures?

    Gabitril works by increasing the levels of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA helps to reduce excessive electrical activity in the brain, which can lead to seizures.

    What types of seizures is Gabitril used to treat?

    Gabitril is typically prescribed to treat partial seizures in individuals with epilepsy. It may be used alone or in combination with other antiepileptic medications.

    Is Gabitril available over the counter (OTC)?

    No, Gabitril is not available over the counter. It is a prescription medication, which means you need a doctor's prescription to obtain it.

    How should I take Gabitril?

    Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Gabitril is usually taken by mouth with or without food. The dosage and frequency will depend on your individual condition and response to the medication.

    Are there potential side effects of using Gabitril?

    Yes, like many medications, Gabitril may have side effects. Common side effects can include dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, and nervousness. It's important to discuss any side effects with your doctor.

    Can I use Gabitril if I have other medical conditions or take other medications?

    Inform your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions and medications you are taking, as they may interact with Gabitril. Your doctor will evaluate whether Gabitril is safe and suitable for your specific situation.

    Is Gabitril habit-forming or addictive?

    Gabitril is generally not considered habit-forming or addictive. However, it is essential to use the medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

    How long will I need to take Gabitril?

    The duration of Gabitril treatment will be determined by your healthcare provider based on the management of your seizures. Some individuals may need to take it long-term to control their condition.

    Is it safe to use Gabitril during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

    If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, discuss the use of Gabitril with your healthcare provider. They can assess the potential risks and benefits and provide guidance on the best course of action.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 5481

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