Medicine Overview of Pna Tablet
Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Double vision, Sleepiness, Anemia, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Gingival hyperplasia, Increased hair growth, Osteoporosis.
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. Pna 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Pna 100mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
In Depth Information on Pna Tablet
- Pna should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
Do not stop using Pna 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 Pna, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
It may increase blood sugar levels.Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines to treat diabetes.
- Do not start any medicine including herbal or ayurvedic without telling your doctor. As it may significantly change the Pna levels.
Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Pna Tablet related warnings
Pna 100mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pna 100mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Pna 100mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Pna 100mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Pna 100mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pna 100mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Pna 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pna 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Pna Tablet
Pna is used to control seizures (fits) in epilepsy patients and it works by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Pna is known to cause gingival hyperplasia (enlarged gums). To avoid this, you must maintain a good dental hygiene (taking proper care of your teeth and gums). Please consult your doctor if you have enlarged gums after taking Pna.
Osteomalacia (softening of the bones) has been associated with long-term (>10 years) use of Pna by patients with chronic epilepsy. There have been reports of bone disorders including osteopenia (reduced protein and mineral content of bone tissue) and osteoporosis (thinning of the bone) and fractures with Pna. Please consult your doctor for further information.
Q. Can I take Pna with aspirin?
Pna can decrease the levels of aspirin by increasing its metabolism (breakdown) and hence decrease its effect. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pna with ibuprofen?
Pna can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Pna with paracetamol?
Pna decreases the level of paracetamol by increasing its metabolism (breakdown). Increased metabolism of paracetamol can increase the levels of substances that can cause liver damage. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Pna is not a narcotic substance. Pna belongs to a group of medicines known as anti-epileptic medicines, these medicines are used to treat epilepsy.
Pna is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). A controlled substance is generally a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession or use is regulated by a government.
Pna is not dialyzable by a conventional hemodialysis machine but can be dialyzed by a high permeability type of hemodialysis. To know more about the different types of dialysis and dialysability of Pna, please consult your doctor.
Pna is teratogenic. Based on human experience, Pna is suggested to cause congenital malformations (birth defects) when given during pregnancy. It can cause defects of the heart, brain, fingers and can decrease the growth of the unborn baby.
Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) is an enzyme which causes metabolism (breakdown) of many drugs. Pna is a CYP450 enzyme inducer (increases the working of CYP450) causing increased breakdown of some medicines given along with Pna (known as drug-drug interactions). Please consult your doctor before taking any medicines along with Pna as it may affect the metabolism of the medicines which are metabolized by CYP450 for example Vitamin D.
Pna is a weakly acidic drug.
Pna has not been reported to have any addictive potential and it does not show any symptoms of dependence. However, it should be taken for the duration as advised by your doctor.
Pna does not give you a high.
Pna does not cause hyponatremia (low sodium levels). However, Pna is known to cause hypernatremia (high serum sodium level >145 mmol/L).
Pna is not known to cause QT prolongation (abnormal heart rhythm). However, it can rarely cause abnormal heart rhythms. Please talk to your doctor if you have any abnormal heart rhythm (beats) while taking Pna.
Thyroid function may get affected while you are taking Pna, especially in children. Thyroid function should be monitored while taking Pna. Please consult your doctor if you have hypothyroidism or a history of hypothyroidism.
Pna has not been reported to cause weight gain. However, weight loss can occur with longer term use of a higher dose of Pna. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Pna.
Pna can make you feel sleepy (sedation, somnolence, and drowsiness). Please consult your doctor if you feel very sleepy after taking Pna, especially during the first few weeks of treatment or following a dose increase. Talk to your doctor as you may be advised not to drive or use machines until it is established that your ability to perform such activities is not affected.
Pna does affect birth control. Pna can decrease the effect of oral contraceptives (birth control pills) which can make the contraceptive (birth control) effect unreliable. Please talk to your doctor if you are asked to take the two medicines together as you may need to use extra protection for birth control.
Pna interacts with these medicines
Taking Pna with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Medicines with composition Disopyramide: Norpace
Medicines with composition Gatifloxacin: Ragacin
Medicines with composition Capecitabine: Xphil
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