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food interaction for PREGABID FORTE

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lactation interaction for PREGABID FORTE

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Pregabid forte 75mg/750mcg/100mg capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregabid forte 75mg/750mcg/100mg capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Pregabalin is used to treat fits (seizures), pain caused by damage to the nerves, and generalized anxiety disorders in adults.

How it works

Pregabalin belongs to group of medications called antiepileptics. It acts by modifying the release of certain substances released by the nerves in the brain (neurotransmitters) to restrict the transfer of pain signals between nerves, thereby reducing pain caused by damage to the nerves, as well as symptoms of fits (seizures).

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal bloating, Altered speech, Anxiety, Memory impairment, Confusion, Constipation, Coordination disorder, Dizziness, Weakness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Flatulence, Headache, Impaired concentration, Balance disorder (loss of balance), Coordination impaired, Muscle twitching, Uncoordinated body movements, Unsteadiness


Methylcobalamin is an active form of vitamin B12, which is used to treat anemia as well as nerve damage with numbness, tingling, pain in various neurological disorders.

How it works

Methylcobalamin plays a key role in recovery process of damaged nerve cells and also it maintainins proper function of nerve cells.

Common side effects

Gastrointestinal disturbance, Allergic skin rash
Alpha Lipoic Acid(100mg)


Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is used to enhance effects of primary antidiabetic therapy (adjuvant therapy) in patients with diabetes as it lowers blood glucose by binding to insulin (a hormone that controls blood sugar level in the body) receptor in the body which leads to increase glucose utilization. Also, due to its antioxidant activity, ALA is used to treat nerve damage due to uncontrolled blood sugar level that causes pain, tingling, or numbness over hands and feet (diabetic neuropathy).  ALA is used as an antioxidant as an adjuvant treatment of HIV, cancer, liver ailments, and various other conditions.

How it works

Alpha lipoic acid acts as a potent antioxidant (substance that protects against cell damage) by neutralizing the free radicals (waste products formed in the body during energy production) such as reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. Further, it initiates natural antioxidant processes in the body. It also maintains the levels of Vitamin E and Vitamin C in the body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea, Vertigo, Vomiting


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Expert advice for PREGABID FORTE

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 PREGABID FORTE


Q. Is pregabalin a painkiller/antipsychotic/ SSRI/ NSAID/ benzo?
No. Pregabalin is ant-epileptic and specifically used to treat fits (seizures), pain caused by damage to the nerves, and generalized anxiety disorders in adults. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is pregabalin/ Lyrica addictive?
No. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration.
Q. Is pregabalin/ Lyrica a steroid/ opiate/ narcotic?
No. Pregabalin is used to relieve neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves) that can occur in your arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, or toes and also used to treat fits (seizure).
Q. Is pregabalin/ Lyrica safe?
Pregabalin/ Lyrica is safe at the prescribed dose by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is Lyrica available in India?
Yes, it is available in India. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is Lyrica and gabapentin the same?
Lyrica contains the drug pregabalin which is different from gabapentin. However, both come under category of antiepileptics.
Q. Is pregabalin controlled?
Yes, it is controlled drug.
Q. What is Pregeb M 75/ Pregeb M OD 75?
These are the brand names of drug pregabalin.
Q. How long can I take pregabalin for?
Pregabalin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. What can I take for Lyrica withdrawal?
In order to speed up the withdrawal process, it is recommended to engage in healthy activities such as: getting light exercise, socializing, and staying productive. Additionally it is recommended to eat a healthy diet, get plenty of rest, and consider taking supplements that promote healing. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding this.
Q. Can I take pregabalin with paracetamol/ tramadol/ ibuprofen/ Co-codamol/ codeine/ diazepam / naproxen/ sertraline/ gabapentin/ amitryptiline/ Cymbalta/ Prozac/ Tylenol/ Soma/ Xanax/ Suboxone/ methadone/ zopiclone?
Taking other medicines may alter the effects of pregabalin. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Q. Does pregabalin make you high/ tired?
No. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does pregabalin cause headaches/ constipation/ nausea/ weight gain / hair loss/ high blood pressure/ changes in body weight loss?
Pregabalin causing these side effects are rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
Q. Does pregabalin help with OCD?
Pregabalin is being tried in anxiety and OCD and it is being found effective. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can I take Lyrica for back pain, Sciatica, toothache, headache, arthritis, depression?
Lyrica is used to treat fits (seizures), pain caused by damage to the nerves, and generalized anxiety disorders in adults. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does Lyrica work for fibromyalgia?
Yes. Your doctor may prescribe Lyrica for fibromyalgia.


Q. What is methylcobalamin/ mecobalamin/Neurokind/ Nurokind OD?
Methylcobalamin (mecobalamin/Neurokind/ Nurokind OD) is an active form of vitamin B12. It is water soluble and orally absorbed. It  is found in animal-based foods and in supplement form.

Q. Is methylcobalamin the same as cyanocobalamin?
No.Cyanocobalamin is different form of vitamin B12.

Q. What is Nurokind G, Nurokind plus, Nurokind Next, Nurokind LC, Nurokind Gold?
Nurokind G contains methylcobalmine and gabapentin. Nurokind plus contains methylcobalamin, folic acid, vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and alfa lipoic Acid. Nurokind Next contains methlcobalamin, alphalipoic acid, benfotiamine, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, folic acid, chromium. NurokindL C contains L-carnitine, L-tartrate, methylcobalamin, folic acid. Nurokind Gold contains ginseng extract, mixed carotene 10%, niacinamide, vitamin B6, methylcobalamin, vitamin D3, refined wheat germ oil, folic acid, elemental calcium, elemental phosphorus, ferrous fumarate, zinc sulfate mono hydrate, elemental magnesium, elemental manganese, elemental copper, elemental iodine, elemental potassium.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Q. Is alpha lipoic acid a vitamin?
No, alpha lipoic acid is not a vitamin.

Q. Is alpha lipoic acid an amino acid?
No, alpha lipoic acid is not an amino acid.

Q. Is alpha lipoic acid natural?
Yes, alpha lipoic acid is natural as it is synthesized in the human body, and in a wide variety of foods from plant and animal sources 

Q. Is alpha lipoic acid same as lipoic acid?
Yes, lipoic acid and alpha lipoic acid refer to the same molecule.

Q. Is alpha lipoic acid good for weight loss?
It is not yet studied or established in human beings whether ALA supplementation is beneficial for weigh loss.

Q. Is alpha lipoic acid good for liver?
It is not yet studied or established in human beings whether ALA supplementation is good for liver.

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Content on this page was last updated on 18 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)