Overview

Uses of Alfagaba Tablet

Alfagaba 100 Tablet is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain.

Alfagaba Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tiredness
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Alfagaba Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alfagaba 100 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Take it 30 mins before food.

How Alfagaba Tablet works

Alfagaba 100 Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Gabapentin, Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin and Alpha Lipoic Acid. Gabapentin is an alpha 2 delta ligand which decreases pain by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells. Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin is a form of vitamin B which helps in the production of myelin, a substance that protects nerve fibers and rejuvenates damaged nerve cells. Alpha Lipoic Acid is a naturally occurring fatty acid which has a protective effect on brain and nerve tissue. Together, they relieve neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves).

Alfagaba Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Alfagaba 100 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alfagaba 100 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Alfagaba 100 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Driving
Alfagaba 100 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Alfagaba 100 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alfagaba 100 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Alfagaba 100 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alfagaba 100 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Alfagaba 100 Tablet for treating and preventing nerve pain.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Alfagaba 100 Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Alfagaba

I suffered from brain stroke. How long can I use gabapentin 300 mg tablets ?
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. This medicine is used to calm down the neuropathic pain. You may take it till you feel better. Later your doctor may reduce the dose and stop it.
I m suffering due to pain in left testis, so I visited pgimer Chandigarh in urology deptt. There I had gone for dopler ultrasound testis and its reports are normal Now whenever I lay down at bed I felt a smaal lump in testis,when I touchdown it, the pain radiates in whole left testis Now I m feeling pain sometimes in both tastis Is it a sign of early vericoseal Or something else Pls. Suggest
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexologist
it is a neuropathic pain and it won't show any abnormality in USG. i am worried about the lump u r talking about. its better if u consult a surgeon, PGIMER UROLOGY is the best place to go for examination. if they say its normal, its normal. for pain take pregaba m 1 od
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FAQs

Q. What is Alfagaba?

Alfagaba is a combination of three medicines: Gabapentin, Methylcobalamin and Alpha lipoic acid. This medicine is useful in the treatment of nerve pain (neuropathic pain). It calms the damaged or overactive nerves by acting on the brain, thereby decreasing the pain sensation. It also helps in the regeneration of damaged nerves in the body.

Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Alfagaba?

Alfagaba can make you feel hungry which might make you eat more, thereby increasing your chances of putting on weight. However, preventing weight gain is easier than losing increased weight. Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion size (per-meal intake). Do not eat foods that contain a lot of calories, such as soft drinks, oily food, chips, cakes, biscuits and sweets. If you feel hungry between meals, avoid eating junk foods and eat fruits, vegetables and low-calorie foods. Regular exercise will also help maintain your weight. If you keep good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight.

Q. Can the use of Alfagaba cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Alfagaba may make you feel drowsy or you may suddenly fall asleep during your daily activities. Sometimes, you might not even feel drowsy or have any other warning signs before you suddenly fall asleep. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while taking this medicine.

Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Alfagaba?

Serious side effects with Alfagaba are uncommon and rare. However, it may cause serious side effects like an allergic reaction, suicidal thoughts or swelling of limbs (hands, legs or feet). Stop taking Alfagaba and contact your doctor if you have any signs of these serious side effects. Signs of allergic reaction include swelling of your face, mouth, lips, gums, tongue and neck. You may even have trouble in breathing, skin rash, hives (raised bumps) or blisters. Pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes, in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings which may be a symptom of suicidal thoughts.

Q. How long will Alfagaba take to act?

An initial benefit with Alfagaba may be seen after 2 weeks of treatment. However, it may take around 2-3 months to see the full benefits. It may take even longer in some patients.

Q. What if I take too much of this drug by mistake?

Contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency help at the nearest hospital. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose may include drowsiness, weakness, unsteadiness while walking, having double visions, slurred speech or diarrhea, confusion, blurred vision, dizziness, body temperature changes (low and high), difficulty in breathing and increased heartbeat.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Alfagaba be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. How often should I see the doctor?

You may need to see your doctor regularly if you have started taking Alfagaba. However, if the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or you experience some unwanted side effect that affects your routine activities, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Alfagaba?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I stop taking Alfagaba when my pain is relieved?

No, you should not stop taking Alfagaba even if your pain is relieved. Continue to take it as advised by your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Alfagaba, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sleeping difficulties, nausea, pain, and sweating. You may need to gradually taper the use of Alfagaba before you stop the medication completely.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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