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Before you start treatment with gabapentin enacarbil, it's important to know that certain products can interact with this drug. For example, sleep medications, opiates, and alcohol can all increase your risk of side effects when taken with gabapentin enacarbil. To help limit your risk of problems, make sure your healthcare provider has a complete list of all the medications you are taking.
Gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant™) may react with a number of other medications. Some of the products that may lead to drug interactions with gabapentin enacarbil include but are not limited to:
- Narcotics or opiates, such as hydrocodone/APAP (Lortab®, Vicodin®, and many others) or oxycodone (OxyIR®, OxyContin®)
- Sleep medications.
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when gabapentin enacarbil is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Alcohol can increase your risk of certain gabapentin enacarbil side effects, such as drowsiness or dizziness. Talk to your healthcare provider about drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.
Narcotics or Opiates
Like gabapentin enacarbil, narcotics or opiates often cause drowsiness and dizziness. Check with your healthcare provider before combining these medications.
Like gabapentin enacarbil, sleep medications often cause drowsiness and dizziness. Check with your healthcare provider before taking gabapentin enacarbil with a sleep medication.