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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Neurica nt tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Neurica nt 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

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Pregabalin(75 mg)

Uses

Pregabalin is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, epilepsy and anxiety disorder.

How it works

Pregabalin decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Dizziness, Uncoordinated body movement, Fatigue
Nortriptyline(10 mg)

Uses

Nortriptyline is used in the treatment of depression

How it works

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

Common side effects

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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Expert advice FOR NEURICA NT

Do not drive or operate machinery after taking pregabalin because you may feel sleepy.
Do not start or continue the pregabalin tablets:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to pregabalin or any of the other ingredients of          pregabalin.
  • If you experience blurring or loss of vision, or any changes in eyesight.
  • If you develop thoughts of harming yourself.
  • If you are pregnant.
Doctor’s advice should be considered before taking pregabalin tablets in case of any following disease conditions such as heart disease, liver disease, diabetes with weight gain and kidney disease.
Consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects: swelling in the face, lip, tongue, throat, (angioedema) and/ or other organs, sudden muscle pain.
Always consult your doctor before making any changes to medication.

Frequently asked questions FOR NEURICA NT

Pregabalin

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How does pregabalin work?
Pregabalin is a medicine which decreases pain and seizures or fits by binding to specific calcium channels and increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger in the nerve cells. It is used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and fibromyalgia in adults.

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How long can I take pregabalin for?
Pregabalin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Does pregabalin cause headache?
Headache is a very common side effect with pregabalin use. However, consult your doctor if you experience headache frequently while taking pregabalin. Your dose may need to be changed.

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Is pregabalin an antipsychotic?
Pregabalin is not an antipsychotic medicine.

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Is pregabalin a benzodiazepine?
Pregabalin is not a benzodiazepine.

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Is pregabalin an opiate or a narcotic?
Pregabalin is not an opioid or a narcotic substance.

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Can I take pregabalin with duloxetine or fluoxetine?
Pregabalin can be taken with duloxetine or fluoxetine as no interactions have been clinically observed between these medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Is pregabalin available in India?
Yes, pregabalin is available in India only when prescribed by a doctor.

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Is pregabalin a controlled substance?
Pregabalin is not a controlled substance. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when advised by a doctor.

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Can I take pregabalin with carisoprodol?
Pregabalin can be taken with carisoprodol (a muscle relaxant) as no interactions have been clinically observed between these medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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What can I take for pregabalin withdrawal?
Pregabalin withdrawal has been seen in some patients. Withdrawal symptoms occur when it is discontinued suddenly. You may experience insomnia, headache, nausea, anxiety, diarrhea, flu syndrome, nervousness, depression, pain, convulsion, hyperhidrosis, and dizziness. The drug should be stopped slowly and as advised by your doctor and in case you experience any symptoms of withdrawal, contact your doctor immediately.

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Can I take pregabalin with codeine?
Pregabalin can be taken with codeine as no interactions have been clinically observed between these medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does pregabalin help in treating back pain?
Pregabalin is used to treat fits (seizures), pain caused by damage to the nerves, and generalized anxiety disorders in adults. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of your back pain as it is important to know the reason of the back pain before taking any medicines for your condition.

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Does pregabalin help with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?
Pregabalin is indicated for the treatment of the obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, please consult your doctor before taking any medicines for obsessive compulsive disorder.

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Can I take pregabalin for toothache, headache, arthritis, depression?
Pregabalin is used to treat fits (seizures), pain caused by damage to the nerves, and generalized anxiety disorders in adults. It is not indicated for the treatment of a toothache, headache, arthritis, depression.

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Does pregabalin work for fibromyalgia?
Pregabalin is indicated for the treatment of fibromyalgia. However, please consult your doctor for the treatment of fibromyalgia before taking any medicine.

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Is pregabalin steroid?
No, pregabalin is not a steroid. It is a medicine which decreases pain and seizures or fits by binding to specific calcium channels and increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger in the nerve cells and is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.

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Is pregabalin a muscle relaxant?
No, pregabalin is not a muscle relaxant. It is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.

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Is pregabalin safe?
Pregabalin is a prescription drug and is safe to use if taken in the dose, frequency, and duration as per the doctor's advice.

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Is pregabalin safe in pregnancy?
Animal studies with pregabalin have shown harmful effects, but there is not enough human data to establish the drug's safety in humans during pregnancy. The drug should be avoided during pregnancy unless clearly indicated by your doctor. Consult your doctor before taking the drug if you are pregnant or you are planning to become pregnant.

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Are pregabalin and gabapentin the same?
Pregabalin and gabapentin are two different medicines. However, they work in a similar way and both are used for conditions like neuropathic pain and epilepsy. Pregabalin is also used for treating anxiety. Please consult your doctor before using any of the medicine.

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Is pregabalin safe during lactation (breastfeeding)?
Pregabalin is known to be excreted in human milk and therefore should be avoided by nursing mothers. Nursing the baby should be stopped if the drug has to be continued during lactation. Consult your doctor before taking the drug during lactation.

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Is pregabalin a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
No, pregabalin is not a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). IIt is a medicine which decreases pain and seizures or fits by binding to specific calcium channels and increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger in the nerve cells and is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.

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Can I take pregabalin with methadone?
Methadone is opioid in nature and It may reduce the lower gastrointestinal tract function (e.g., intestinal obstruction, paralytic ileus, constipation) especially when given with pregabalin. So, when pregabalin and opioids are used together, measures to prevent constipation may be considered (especially in female patients and elderly).

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Is pregabalin a controlled substance?
No, pregabalin is not a controlled substance. However, it is a prescription drug which should only be taken as per the doctor's advice.

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How long can I take pregabalin for?
Pregabalin is a prescription drug and it should only be taken for the duration as advised by the doctor.

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Can I take pregabalin with gabapentin?
Pregabalin and gabapentin both act via similar mechanism and are used for treating similar conditions. They may also enhance each other's depressant action, so, taking both together is not recommended as you may feel more sleepy and need to take more precautions while driving or using machines. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.

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Can I take pregabalin with sertraline?
Pregabalin may increase the depressant action of sertraline. Taking them together can make you feel more sleepy, so, you should be careful while driving or if you are working with a machine. Consult your doctor before taking these drugs together.

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Can I take pregabalin with naproxen?
Pregabalin and naproxen are not known to have any clinically relevant interaction. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both them together.

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Can I take pregabalin with tramadol?
The central nervous system depressant effect of tramadol may increase when it is taken with pregabalin and you can feel more sleepy, so, you should be careful while driving or if you are working with a machine. Consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Can I take pregabalin with alprazolam?
Pregabalin can be taken with alprazolam as no interactions have been clinically observed. However, as both the medicines have the tendency to cause sleepiness, so caution may be needed in case both the medicines are used together as it may affect your ability to drive or work on a machine. Please consult your doctor before taking them together.

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Can I take pregabalin with amitriptyline?
Pregabalin is known to increase the depressant action of amitriptyline. Taking the two medicines together can make you feel more sleepy, so, you should be careful while driving or if you are working with a machine. Consult your doctor before taking the medications together.

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Can I take pregabalin with ibuprofen?
Pregabalin is not known to have any interaction with ibuprofen and they can be taken together. However, consult your doctor before taking these medications together.

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Can I take pregabalin with diazepam?
Pregabalin may enhance the depressant effects of diazepam when used together. Taking them together can make you feel more sleepy, so, you should be careful while driving or if you are working with a machine. Consult your doctor before taking these medicines together.

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Can I take pregabalin with paracetamol?
Pregabalin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. They can be safely taken together. However, consult your doctor before taking these drugs together as interactions may occur.

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Can I take pregabalin with alcohol?
Pregabalin and alcohol can increase each other's effect when taken at the same time. You can feel more sleepy and this can affect your driving skills and ability to operate machines. So, both should generally be avoided together. Consult your doctor before taking this drug with alcohol.

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Does pregabalin cause swelling?
Pregabalin is known to produce edema (swelling) by fluid (water) retention. Kindly consult your doctor if you develop swelling while taking pregabalin.

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Does pregabalin cause drowsiness (somnolence)?
One of the common side effects of pregabalin use is drowsiness (somnolence). Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom while taking pregabalin especially if you are taking any other medicine which can make you sleepy.

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Does pregabalin cause weight gain?
Wight gain can occur as a common side effect with pregabalin use. It can be a result of increased appetite (feeling hungry) and fluid (water) retention. Consult your doctor if there is any change in your weight during therapy.

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Does pregabalin cause hair loss?
Clinical studies have shown that pregabalin can cause hair loss (alopecia) in some patients. It has also been associated with hirsutism (excessive hair growth). Consult your doctor if you notice any difference in your hair growth while taking pregabalin.

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Does pregabalin make you tired?
Pregabalin is known to cause tiredness (fatigue). Consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking pregabalin.

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Does pregabalin cause water retention?
Pregabalin has been associated with fluid (water) retention and edema (swelling). Consult your doctor if you notice swelling of your body while taking pregabalin therapy.

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Does pregabalin make you hungry?
Pregabalin is known to increase appetite (make you feel hungry). Consult your doctor if there is a significant change in your appetite while taking pregabalin.

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Does pregabalin cause diarrhea?
Pregabalin use can cause diarrhea as a side effect. Consult your doctor if you have diarrhea while taking pregabalin.

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Does pregabalin help with sleep?
Pregabalin is not indicated for the treatment of any sleep problems. Rather, pregabalin can cause somnolence (increased desire to sleep). Consult your doctor for the treatment of any sleep related problems.

Nortriptyline

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Is nortriptyline an MAOI/SSRI?
No, they belong to class of medication called as tricyclic antidepressant

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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

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Is nortriptyline safe?
Nortriptyline is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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What is nortriptyline/Sensival used for?
Nortriptyline is used for the treatment of depression and nocturnal bed wetting (enuresis) in children

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Is nortriptyline like xenan?
No, xenan belongs to class of medication called as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

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Is nortriptyline a controlled substance?
No, Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

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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

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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

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Can nortriptyline be used for treating pain (back pain)?
No, it is used to treat depression and nocturnal bed wetting.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)