Pregaba 150 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Pregaba Capsule

Pregaba 150 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of seizures and neuropathic pain.

Pregaba Capsule side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Uncoordinated body movement
  • Fatigue

How to use Pregaba Capsule

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. Pregaba 150 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pregaba Capsule works

Pregaba 150 mg Capsule is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.

Pregaba Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregaba 150 mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pregaba 150 mg Capsule 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
Pregaba 150 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Pregaba 150 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pregaba 150 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pregaba 150 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Pregaba 150 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pregaba 150 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Pregaba Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Pregaba 150 mg Capsule, 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.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Pregaba 150 mg Capsule 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 Pregaba 150 mg Capsule, 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 Pregaba 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 Pregaba

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Good morning sir Sir iam suffering from paraesthesia from last 3 months.it is mainly affecting my hands and its pain and symptoms are aggravated in night.A doctor suggested me to test my blood sugar and test for rheumatoid arithritis which comes out to be negative Sir please advice me your opinion of what should i do.Currently iam not taking any medication Thank u sir
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Do nerve conduction Start tab pregaba 75 mg hs
I fell down amid night and dont know it happens.I get injuri in neck. Now the problem is I cant sleep on bed straight due to too much pain and also comes in shoulder and both the arms
Dr. M. K. Ansari
Neurologist
get cervical mri done. use cervical collar. meanwhile for symptom relief u can take PREGABA NT at evening between 6 to 7 and skelebenz 15 between 4 to 5 pm
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FAQs

Q. Is Pregaba a metabolite of gabapentin?
No. Pregaba a not a metabolite of gabapentin. There is a structural similarity between the two drugs and they are GABA analogue.
Q. Can Pregaba cause sedation?
Yes, use of Pregaba can cause sedation or sleepiness.
Q. Is Pregaba a beta blocker?
No. Pregaba is not a beta blocker. Pregaba is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Pregaba a mood stabiliser?
No. Pregaba is not a mood stabiliser. Pregaba is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Pregaba a muscle relaxant?
No. Pregaba is not a muscle relaxant. Pregaba is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Pregaba a benzodiazepine?
No. Pregaba is not a benzodiazepine. Pregaba is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Pregaba a painkiller?
No. Pregaba is not a pain killer. Pregaba is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, epilepsy and anxiety disorder.
Q. Is Pregaba a steroid?
No. Pregaba is not a steriod. Pregaba is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Pregaba a narcotic?
No. Pregaba is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine. Pregaba is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is it safe to take Pregaba with duloxetine?
If Pregaba 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 Pregaba 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 Pregaba safe?
Pregaba 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 Pregaba and gabapentin the same?
Pregaba and gabapentin are two different medicines. However, they work in a similar way and both are used for conditions like neuropathic pain and epilepsy. Pregaba is also used for treating anxiety. Please consult your doctor before using any of the medicine.
Q. Is Pregaba a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
No, Pregaba 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 Pregaba 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 Pregaba. So, when Pregaba and opioids are used together, measures to prevent constipation may be considered (especially in female patients and elderly).
Q. Is Pregaba a controlled substance?
No, Pregaba 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 Pregaba for?
Pregaba is a prescription drug and it should only be taken for the duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Pregaba with gabapentin?
Pregaba 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 Pregaba with sertraline?
Pregaba 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 Pregaba with naproxen?
Pregaba 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 Pregaba with tramadol?
The central nervous system depressant effect of tramadol may increase when it is taken with Pregaba 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 Pregaba with alprazolam?
Pregaba 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 Pregaba with amitriptyline?
Pregaba 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 Pregaba with ibuprofen?
Pregaba 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 Pregaba with diazepam?
Pregaba 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 Pregaba with paracetamol?
Pregaba 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 Pregaba cause swelling?
Pregaba is known to produce edema (swelling) by fluid (water) retention. Kindly consult your doctor if you develop swelling while taking Pregaba.
Q. Does Pregaba cause drowsiness (somnolence)?
One of the common side effects of Pregaba use is drowsiness (somnolence). Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom while taking Pregaba especially if you are taking any other medicine which can make you sleepy.
Q. Does Pregaba cause weight gain?
Weight gain can occur as a common side effect with Pregaba 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 Pregaba cause hair loss?
Clinical studies have shown that Pregaba 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 Pregaba.
Q. Does Pregaba make you tired?
Pregaba is known to cause tiredness (fatigue). Consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Pregaba.
Q. Does Pregaba cause water retention?
Pregaba has been associated with fluid (water) retention and edema (swelling). Consult your doctor if you notice swelling of your body while taking Pregaba therapy.
Q. Does Pregaba make you hungry?
Pregaba is known to increase appetite (make you feel hungry). Consult your doctor if there is a significant change in your appetite while taking Pregaba.
Q. Does Pregaba cause diarrhea?
Pregaba use can cause diarrhea as a side effect. Consult your doctor if you have diarrhea while taking Pregaba.
Q. Does Pregaba help with sleep?
Pregaba is not indicated for the treatment of any sleep problems. Rather, Pregaba 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 17th Aug 2018.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Unichem Laboratories Ltd., Unichem Bhavan, Prabhat Estate, Off S.V.Road, Jogeshwari (West), Mumbai – 400 102
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