Peg 300 mg Tablet SR

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Overview

Uses of Peg Tablet SR

Peg 300 mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment of seizures and neuropathic pain.

Peg Tablet SR side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Uncoordinated body movement
  • Fatigue

How to use Peg 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. Peg 300 mg Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Peg Tablet SR works

Peg 300 mg Tablet SR is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.

Peg Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Peg 300 mg Tablet SR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Peg 300 mg Tablet SR 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
Peg 300 mg Tablet SR is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Peg 300 mg Tablet SR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Peg 300 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Peg 300 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Peg 300 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Peg 300 mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Peg Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Peg 300 mg Tablet SR, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Peg 300 mg Tablet SR for treating and preventing nerve pain caused by diabetes and shingles.
  • It may also be used for the treatment and prevention of seizures.
  • Its side effects are usually mild and go away by themselves. 
  • It may cause sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Peg 300 mg Tablet SR, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • 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 as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Peg with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Peg

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I feel headache in early morning afer drink three pegs
Dr. Venkatraju Kalidindi
Psychiatrist
Dear 1mg-user, Please try only two pegs, two pegs is more for your body 3rd peg is giving you hangover and head ache so reduce your dose.
Fits, Seizures Earlier used to get temporal lobe but recently got grand mal
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/jiva-brahmi-tablet-otc329971One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food .use this tablet along with your treatment
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FAQs

Q. Is Peg a metabolite of gabapentin?
No. Peg a not a metabolite of gabapentin. There is a structural similarity between the two drugs and they are GABA analogue.
Q. Can Peg cause sedation?
Yes, use of Peg can cause sedation or sleepiness.
Q. Is Peg a beta blocker?
No. Peg is not a beta blocker. Peg is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Peg a mood stabiliser?
No. Peg is not a mood stabiliser. Peg is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Peg a muscle relaxant?
No. Peg is not a muscle relaxant. Peg is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Peg a benzodiazepine?
No. Peg is not a benzodiazepine. Peg is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Peg a painkiller?
No. Peg is not a pain killer. Peg is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, epilepsy and anxiety disorder.
Q. Is Peg a steroid?
No. Peg is not a steriod. Peg is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Peg a narcotic?
No. Peg is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine. Peg is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is it safe to take Peg with duloxetine?
If Peg 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 Peg 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 Peg safe?
Peg 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 Peg and gabapentin the same?
Peg and gabapentin are two different medicines. However, they work in a similar way and both are used for conditions like neuropathic pain and epilepsy. Peg is also used for treating anxiety. Please consult your doctor before using any of the medicine.
Q. Is Peg a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
No, Peg 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 Peg 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 Peg. So, when Peg and opioids are used together, measures to prevent constipation may be considered (especially in female patients and elderly).
Q. Is Peg a controlled substance?
No, Peg 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 Peg for?
Peg is a prescription drug and it should only be taken for the duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Peg with gabapentin?
Peg 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 Peg with sertraline?
Peg 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 Peg with naproxen?
Peg 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 Peg with tramadol?
The central nervous system depressant effect of tramadol may increase when it is taken with Peg 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 Peg with alprazolam?
Peg 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 Peg with amitriptyline?
Peg 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 Peg with ibuprofen?
Peg 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 Peg with diazepam?
Peg 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 Peg with paracetamol?
Peg 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 Peg cause swelling?
Peg is known to produce edema (swelling) by fluid (water) retention. Kindly consult your doctor if you develop swelling while taking Peg.
Q. Does Peg cause drowsiness (somnolence)?
One of the common side effects of Peg use is drowsiness (somnolence). Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom while taking Peg especially if you are taking any other medicine which can make you sleepy.
Q. Does Peg cause weight gain?
Weight gain can occur as a common side effect with Peg 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 Peg cause hair loss?
Clinical studies have shown that Peg 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 Peg.
Q. Does Peg make you tired?
Peg is known to cause tiredness (fatigue). Consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Peg.
Q. Does Peg cause water retention?
Peg has been associated with fluid (water) retention and edema (swelling). Consult your doctor if you notice swelling of your body while taking Peg therapy.
Q. Does Peg make you hungry?
Peg is known to increase appetite (make you feel hungry). Consult your doctor if there is a significant change in your appetite while taking Peg.
Q. Does Peg cause diarrhea?
Peg use can cause diarrhea as a side effect. Consult your doctor if you have diarrhea while taking Peg.
Q. Does Peg help with sleep?
Peg is not indicated for the treatment of any sleep problems. Rather, Peg can cause somnolence (increased desire to sleep). Consult your doctor for the treatment of any sleep related problems.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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