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Mecovit-PG 750mcg/75mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Mecovit-PG Tablet

Mecovit-PG 750mcg/75mg Tablet is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain.

Mecovit-PG Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tiredness
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Mecovit-PG 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. Mecovit-PG 750mcg/75mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Mecovit-PG Tablet works

Mecovit-PG 750mcg/75mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin and Pregabalin. 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. Pregabalin is an alpha 2 delta ligand which decreases the pain by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells. Together, they relieve neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves).

Mecovit-PG Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Mecovit-PG 750mcg/75mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mecovit-PG 750mcg/75mg 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
CAUTION
Mecovit-PG 750mcg/75mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Mecovit-PG 750mcg/75mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Mecovit-PG 750mcg/75mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mecovit-PG 750mcg/75mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Mecovit-PG 750mcg/75mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Mecovit-PG 750mcg/75mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Mecovit-PG 750mcg/75mg 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 Mecovit-PG 750mcg/75mg 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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Dr. Anshul Varshney
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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 Mecovit-PG?

Mecovit-PG is a combination of two medicines: Pregabalin and Methylcobalamin. 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. Can I stop taking Mecovit-PG when my pain is relieved?

No, you should not stop taking Mecovit-PG even if your pain is relieved. Continue to take it as advised by your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Mecovit-PG, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sleeping difficulties, nausea, pain and sweating. You may need to gradually taper the use of Mecovit-PG before you stop the medication completely.

Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Mecovit-PG?

Mecovit-PG 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 the increased weight. Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion sizes (per-meal intake). Do not eat food items 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 food and eat fruits, vegetables and low-calorie foods. Regular exercise will help prevent weight gain. If you maintain good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight.

Q. Can the use of Mecovit-PG cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Mecovit-PG 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 at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.

Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Mecovit-PG?

Serious side effects caused because of the use of Mecovit-PG are uncommon and rare. However, it may cause serious side effects like allergic reaction, suicidal thoughts or swelling of limbs (hands, legs or feet). Stop taking Mecovit-PG and contact your doctor if you have any signs of these serious side effects. Signs of an allergic reaction include swelling of your face, mouth, lips, gums, tongue and neck. Allergic reactions can also lead to trouble in breathing, skin rash, hives (raised bumps) or blisters. Pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behaviors, thoughts or feelings, or if you have suicidal thoughts.

Q. How long will the Mecovit-PG take to act?

An initial benefit with Mecovit-PG may be seen after 2 weeks of treatment. However, it may take around 2-3 months or more (in some patients) to see the full benefits.

Q. What if I forget to take Mecovit-PG?

If you forget to take the scheduled dose of Mecovit-PG and it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you missed because this may increase the risk of unwanted side effects. If you are not sure what to do, consult your doctor about how to manage a situation like this.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Mecovit-PG 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. Can I drink alcohol while taking Mecovit-PG?

No, do not drink alcohol while taking Mecovit-PG. Drinking alcohol can increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Mecovit-PG.

Q. How often should I see the doctor ?

You may need to see your doctor regularly if you have started to take Mecovit-PG. However, you must consult your doctor if the advised dosage of Mecovit-PG does not improve your symptoms or you continue experiencing some unwanted side effects that affect your routine activities.

Q. Are there any special instructions regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?

Keep your tablets in the pack until it is time to take them. Store them in a cool dry place. Store them out of sight and reach of children. Unused medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children and other people cannot consume them.
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