Pharmacy/gabitril

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I am a non-epilectic currently taking gabitril 4mg for sleep.is it safe or should I get off iti have been taking it 3 weeks

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Howard

If your doctor is recommending the use of Gabitril as a sleep aid (a non-licensed use) then you should be safe to do so. However, drugs affecting sleep patterns should normally only be used for a few days at a time, otherwise the effects can be lost. Unless your doctor advises long-term use, I would advise taking it for no longer than 3-5 days at a time.

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