The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the condition being treated and on your kidney function (click Horizant Dosage for more information).
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, Horizant can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of Horizant include but are not limited to:
(Click Horizant Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug Interactions With HorizantHorizant may react with a number of other medications (see Horizant Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Horizant if you have:
- A history of suicidal thoughts or actions
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Horizant and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Horizant and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Horizant Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)