Neurokem 50mg Tablet

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Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Neurokem 50mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Neuropathic pain, Seizures, Anxiety disorder
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78.5
₹7.85/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Neurokem Tablet

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Uses of Neurokem Tablet

Neurokem 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, seizures and anxiety disorder.
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Side effects of Neurokem Tablet

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Sleepiness, Dizziness, Uncoordinated body movement, Fatigue.

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How to use Neurokem 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Neurokem 50mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Neurokem Tablet works

Neurokem 50mg tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.

In Depth Information on Neurokem Tablet

Expert advice for Neurokem Tablet

  • Neurokem should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Neurokem 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 Neurokem, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any eye sight change while taking Neurokem.
  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Neurokem 50mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Neurokem 50mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Neurokem 50mg 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
Neurokem 50mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Neurokem 50mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Neurokem 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Neurokem 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Neurokem 50mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients wit
h liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Neurokem 50mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Adamon 100mg Injection, TRANDOL 50MG INJECTION, Tramazac HP 50mg Injection

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Pregabalin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Neurokem 50mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Pregabalin

No. Neurokem a not a metabolite of gabapentin. There is a structural similarity between the two drugs and they are GABA analogue.
Yes, use of Neurokem can cause sedation or sleepiness.
No. Neurokem is not a beta blocker. Neurokem is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
No. Neurokem is not a mood stabiliser. Neurokem is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
No. Neurokem is not a muscle relaxant. Neurokem is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
No. Neurokem is not a benzodiazepine. Neurokem is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
No. Neurokem is not a pain killer. Neurokem is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, epilepsy and anxiety disorder.
No. Neurokem is not a steriod. Neurokem is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
No. Neurokem is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine. Neurokem is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is it safe to take Neurokem with duloxetine?
If Neurokem and duloxetine taken together, there is an increased risk of side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty in concentrating and motor co-ordination. Consult with your doctor if you have already taken one of the medications.
Q. What is the interaction of Neurokem with anticoagulants?
There is no known interaction between the two drugs but consult your doctor and inform if you are taking any of the medication.
Q. Is Neurokem safe?
Neurokem is a prescription drug and is safe to use if taken in the dose, frequency, and duration as per the doctor's advice.
Q. Are Neurokem and gabapentin the same?
Neurokem and gabapentin are two different medicines. However, they work in a similar way and both are used for conditions like neuropathic pain and epilepsy. Neurokem is also used for treating anxiety. Please consult your doctor before using any of the medicine.
Q. Is Neurokem a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
No, Neurokem 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.
Q. Can I take Neurokem 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 Neurokem. So, when Neurokem and opioids are used together, measures to prevent constipation may be considered (especially in female patients and elderly).
Q. Is Neurokem a controlled substance?
No, Neurokem is not a controlled substance. However, it is a prescription drug which should only be taken as per the doctor's advice.
Q. How long can I take Neurokem for?
Neurokem is a prescription drug and it should only be taken for the duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Neurokem with gabapentin?
Neurokem 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.
Q. Can I take Neurokem with sertraline?
Neurokem 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.
Q. Can I take Neurokem with naproxen?
Neurokem and naproxen are not known to have any clinically relevant interaction. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both them together.
Q. Can I take Neurokem with tramadol?
The central nervous system depressant effect of tramadol may increase when it is taken with Neurokem 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.
Q. Can I take Neurokem with alprazolam?
Neurokem 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.
Q. Can I take Neurokem with amitriptyline?
Neurokem 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.
Q. Can I take Neurokem with ibuprofen?
Neurokem is not known to have any interaction with ibuprofen and they can be taken together. However, consult your doctor before taking these medications together.
Q. Can I take Neurokem with diazepam?
Neurokem 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.
Q. Can I take Neurokem with paracetamol?
Neurokem 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.
Q. Does Neurokem cause swelling?
Neurokem is known to produce edema (swelling) by fluid (water) retention. Kindly consult your doctor if you develop swelling while taking Neurokem.
Q. Does Neurokem cause drowsiness (somnolence)?
One of the common side effects of Neurokem use is drowsiness (somnolence). Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom while taking Neurokem especially if you are taking any other medicine which can make you sleepy.
Q. Does Neurokem cause weight gain?
Weight gain can occur as a common side effect with Neurokem 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.
Q. Does Neurokem cause hair loss?
Clinical studies have shown that Neurokem 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 Neurokem.
Q. Does Neurokem make you tired?
Neurokem is known to cause tiredness (fatigue). Consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Neurokem.
Q. Does Neurokem cause water retention?
Neurokem has been associated with fluid (water) retention and edema (swelling). Consult your doctor if you notice swelling of your body while taking Neurokem therapy.
Q. Does Neurokem make you hungry?
Neurokem is known to increase appetite (make you feel hungry). Consult your doctor if there is a significant change in your appetite while taking Neurokem.
Q. Does Neurokem cause diarrhea?
Neurokem use can cause diarrhea as a side effect. Consult your doctor if you have diarrhea while taking Neurokem.
Q. Does Neurokem help with sleep?
Neurokem is not indicated for the treatment of any sleep problems. Rather, Neurokem can cause somnolence (increased desire to sleep). Consult your doctor for the treatment of any sleep related problems.
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