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Who shouldn't take tiagibine?

You shouldn't take tiagabine (Gabitril) if you know you're allergic to this drug. If you've ever had a severe rash from any medication, or if you've ever had liver or eye disease, this might not be a good drug for you.

If you are pregnant or nursing, you probably shouldn't take this drug; ask your doctor right away.

It can also cause problems if you take tiagabine while you're on any of a number of other drugs. Here are just a few:
  • other anticonvulsants, including lamotrigine (Lamictal), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), gabapentin (Neurontin),  primidone (Mysoline) and phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek)
  • tranquilizers or sleeping aids
  • other drugs that could make you drowsy, like allergy and cold medicines
  • certain antibiotics like ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin) and sparfloxacin (Zagam) 
  • warfarin (Coumadin), a blood thinner
There are other conditions and medications that could make it unwise for you to take tiagabine. A doctor can best determine who is a good candidate for this medication.

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