Epalrica-M Tablet SR


Introduction

Epalrica-M Tablet SR is a medicine used in the treatment of diabetic nerve disease. It protect the nerve fibers from damage and promotes regeneration of nerve cells. It is used along with other blood sugar lowering medications in order to prevent further nerve injury.

Epalrica-M Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but you should try to take it at the same time every day. The dose will be decided by your doctor. Do not stop taking it without asking your doctor. If you do, your blood sugar levels may increase and put you at risk of serious complications like kidney damage and blindness. This medicine is only part of a treatment program that should include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, and increased liver enzymes. However, these are temporary and usually subside on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not resolve or persist for a longer duration.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems or a urinary tract infection or if you are on water pills (diuretics). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while taking this medicine.

Uses of Epalrica-M Tablet SR

Benefits of Epalrica-M Tablet SR

In Diabetic nerve pain

Epalrica-M Tablet SR is a medicine used to treat long-lasting (chronic) pain caused by nerve damage due to diabetes. It reduces pain and its associated symptoms such as mood changes, sleep problems, and tiredness. It interferes with pain signals that travel through the damaged nerves and the brain and also improves nerve conduction. Taking Epalrica-M Tablet SR regularly will improve your physical and social functioning and overall quality of life.

Side effects of Epalrica-M Tablet SR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Epalrica-M

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Epalrica-M Tablet SR

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. Epalrica-M Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Epalrica-M Tablet SR works

Epalrica-M Tablet SR is a combination of two medicines: Epalrestat and methylcobalamin which treat diabetic nerve disease. Epalrestat is an aldose reductase inhibitor. It blocks the accumulation of sorbitol in cells, which has been related in causing diabetic nerve disease. Methylcobalamin is a form of vitamin B which helps in the production of myelin, a substance that protects nerve fibers and rejuvenates damaged nerve cells.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Epalrica-M Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Epalrica-M Tablet SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Epalrica-M Tablet SR during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Epalrica-M Tablet SR alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Epalrica-M Tablet SR in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Epalrica-M Tablet SR in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Take it only as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. 
  • Adherence to antidiabetic therapy can delay the onset of or prevent diabetic nerve disease.
  • Inform your doctor if you have:
    • Cut or sore on your feet that is infectious or not healing
    • Burning or tingling sensation in arm or feet that hamper your routine activities
    • Trouble in digestion, urination, or sexual functioning
    • Dizziness
  • To prevent diabetic nerve pain, wear proper footwear and examine your feet every day to detect lesions early.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI DIABETIC

Patient Concerns

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My dad is a diabetic patient now a days he is also suffering from leg pains associated with nerve pains from back side of left leg. How do i over come with this kind of situation to reduce the pains and keep it normal.
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Good sugar control and Tab. Pregastar M
I am suffering from sciatica nerve pain
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References

  1. Sharma SR, Sharma N. Epalrestat, an aldose reductase inhibitor, in diabetic neuropathy: An Indian perspective. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2008;11(4):231-35. [Accecssed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. National Institues of Health. Vitamin B12. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Hotta N, Akanuma Y, Kawamori R, et al. Long-term clinical effects of epalrestat, an aldose reductase inhibitor, on diabetic peripheral neuropathy: the 3-year, multicenter, comparative Aldose Reductase Inhibitor-Diabetes Complications Trial. Diabetes Care. 2006;29(7):1538-44. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Exeltis - Ordain Health Care Global Pvt Ltd , Khivraj Complex - II, 4th Floor, No: 480, Anna Salai, Nandanam, Chennai - 600 035, Tamil Nadu, India.
Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: September, 2021

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