Biggaba N Tablet

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Mankind Pharma Ltd

Composition for Biggaba N Tablet

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Primarily used for

Neuropathic pain (Pain due to damage of nerves), Depression, Seizures
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Pregnancy
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Medicine Overview of Biggaba N Tablet

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Uses of Gabapentin

Gabapentin is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain and seizures.
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Side effects of Gabapentin

Common

Sleepiness, Dizziness, Uncoordinated body movement, Fatigue.

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How to use Gabapentin

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Biggaba N Tablet at a fixed time.

How Biggaba N Tablet works

Gabapentin is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.
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Uses of Nortriptyline

Nortriptyline is used in the treatment of Depression
It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.
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Side effects of Nortriptyline

Common

Sleepiness, Increased heart rate, Weight gain, Difficulty in urination, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dry mouth, Constipation.

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How to use Nortriptyline

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Biggaba N Tablet at a fixed time.

How Biggaba N Tablet works

Nortriptyline increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

In Depth Information on Biggaba N Tablet

Expert advice for Gabapentin

  • Gabapentin should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Gabapentin without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Gabapentin, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any eye sight change while taking Gabapentin.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any heart problems (high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, slow or irregular heart rate).
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Notify your doctor if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may affect breathing.

Expert advice for Nortriptyline

  • The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may produce drowsiness or sleepiness.
  • It can take 4 to 6 weeks for Nortriptyline to start working.
  • You should continue the treatment for at least 6 months after you feel better to stop depression from coming back.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Nortriptyline, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks. You should not discontinue it abruptly.
  • Avoid driving or operating machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Nortriptyline, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Nortriptyline is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.
Warnings
Special precautions for Biggaba N Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Biggaba N Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Biggaba N 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Biggaba N Tablet should be used with caution during lactatio
n. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Biggaba N Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Biggaba N Tablet should be used with caution in patients wit
h kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Biggaba N Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Biggaba N Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Gabapentin

Q. Is Gabapentin used as a muscle relaxant or, blood thinner?
No. Gabapentin is a prescription medication and has no role in muscle relaxation or, blood thinning
Q. Is Gabapentin an opiate, benzo or NSAID?
Gabapentin is an analog of GABA (gamma- amino butyric acid), that is effective against fits and pain due to nerve damage or nerve irritation. It is not an opiate or benzodiazepine or NSAID
Q. Is Gabapentin (dose 600 mg) a narcotic?
No. Gabapentin at any dose is not a narcotic agent. Follow the advice of your doctor regarding the best dose suited for your condition
Q. Is Gabapentin used for anxiety?
Anxiety is one of the side effects of this drug. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects
Q. What is gabapin-NT?
Gabapin-NT tablet is a brand name that contains gabapentin (400 mg) plus nortriptyline hydrochloride (10 mg). This combination is used for the treatment of pain due to nerve damage or nerve irritation. Follow the advice of your doctor as to gabapentin or Gabapin-NT is to be used, as appropriate for your condition
Q. Is gabapentin and pregabalin the same?
Gabapentin and pregabalin are structurally similar but they acts though different mechanism. Both can be used for the treatment of fits and pain due to nerve damage or nerve irritation. However, follow the advice of your doctor regarding the choice of the drug appropriate for your condition
Q. Is Gabapentin safe?
Gabapentin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions for Nortriptyline

Q. Is Nortriptyline an MAOI/SSRI?
No, they belong to class of medication called as tricyclic antidepressant
Q. Is Nortriptyline same as amitryptiline?
Nortriptyline and amitriptyline belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response
Q. Is Nortriptyline safe?
Nortriptyline is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. What is Nortriptyline/Sensival used for?
Nortriptyline is used for the treatment of depression and nocturnal bed wetting (enuresis) in children
Q. Is Nortriptyline like xenan?
No, xenan belongs to class of medication called as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
Q. Is Nortriptyline a controlled substance?
No, Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take nortriptyline with ibubrufen/citalopram/ gabapentin/tramadol/hydrocodone/codeine/zopiclone/ clonazepam/Ambien (zolpidem)/Nyquil (antihistaminic)?
No possible interaction has been reported with these drugs. Patients should follow doctor's advice regarding its use
Q. Does Nortriptyline cause weight loss/gain, acne, sleepiness, hair loss, dry mouth, memory loss?
Nortriptyline may cause weight gain/loss, loss of hair, dry mouth. Always consult your doctor regarding possible side effects
Q. Can Nortriptyline be used for treating pain (back pain)?
No, it is used to treat depression and nocturnal bed wetting.
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