Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Brand name: Nupentin TM

Active ingredients: gabapentin

What it is used for

Gabapentin is indicated for the treatment of partial seizures, including secondarily generalised tonic-clonic seizures, initially as add-on therapy in adults and children age 3 years and above who have not achieved adequate control with standard antiepileptic drugs.,Gabapentin is indicated for the treatment of neuropathic pain.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Size 1 capsule with yellow body and yellow cap, 'GP300' printed in black ink on the body and 'G' on the cap.

Food interactions

For the active ingredient gabapentin

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Take without regard to meals.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on March 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient gabapentin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Back to top back to top

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Top results

Neuropathy in diabetes - myDr.com.au

Neuropathy in diabetes (also called diabetic nerve damage or diabetic neuropathy) is temporary or permanent damage to nerve tissue in people with diabetes mellitus. Symptoms depend on which nerves are

Read more on myDr website

Neuropathic pain - myDr.com.au

Find out all about neuropathic pain (nerve pain), which is usually described as a shooting, stabbing or burning pain, with myDr.com.au.

Read more on myDr website

Epilepsy - myDr.com.au

Epilepsy is a condition in which the electrical and chemical activity of the brain loses its usual co-ordination for short periods of time, resultingin seizures (also called fits or convulsions)

Read more on myDr website

Migraine information | myVMC

Migraine is a severe, recurring headache which may cause visual symptoms (aura). They affect 12% of people, most commonly women, who often have triggers.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo