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Overview

Uses of Cobagen Plus Tablet

Cobagen Plus Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tiredness
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Cobagen Plus 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. Cobagen Plus Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cobagen Plus Tablet works

Cobagen Plus Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Gabapentin and Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin. 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. Together, they relieve neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves).

Cobagen Plus Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Cobagen Plus Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cobagen Plus Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Cobagen Plus 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
Cobagen Plus Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cobagen Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cobagen Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Cobagen Plus Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Cobagen Plus Tablet for treating and preventing nerve pain.
  • Its side effects are usually mild and temporary.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chances of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Cobagen Plus 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

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FAQs

Q. What is Cobagen Plus?

Cobagen Plus is a combination of two medicines: Gabapentin and Methylcobalamin. This medication is useful in the treatment of pain due to nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy). This medication works by regenerating damaged nerves in the body and decreasing the pain sensation.

Q. What is peripheral neuropathy?

The nerves in the periphery of your body, such as the nerves in your toes and fingertip are called peripheral nerves and any damage to one or more of these nerves is called peripheral neuropathy. These nerves carry messages to/from the brain and spinal cord from/to the rest of the body. A damage caused to these nerves stops them from functioning properly and the messages traveling between your central and peripheral nervous system get disrupted.

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

No, take Cobagen Plus for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the nerves are completely regenerated and healed.

Q. Can the use of Cobagen Plus cause sleepiness?

Yes, the most common side effect of Cobagen Plus is sleepiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or engage in other activities that need your full attention. Do not drink alcohol while taking Cobagen Plus as it can lead to severe sleepiness , causing falls or accidents.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Cobagen Plus can lead to increased chances of side effects and toxicity. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for the Cobagen Plus?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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.

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