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Pregacent 150 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Pregacent Tablet

Pregacent 150 Tablet is a medicine used to treat epilepsy, anxiety, and nerve pain. It is also used to treat a condition called as fibromyalgia which is characterized by widespread muscle pain and stiffness.

You can take Pregacent 150 Tablet with or without food. If you have epilepsy you may be taking it for many years. If you have nerve pain or anxiety the treatment may be shorter. The dose and duration of treatment depends on what you are taking it for and will be adjusted for you and your condition, probably starting at a low dose and working up to one which suits you. Follow your doctor’s instructions. Take this medicine at the same time(s) each day to get the most benefit. It takes at least a few weeks for the medicine to work. Continue taking it until your doctor tells you to stop. If you have epilepsy, missing doses or stopping this medicine suddenly may trigger a seizure. You should avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase some side effects.

The side effects of this medicine are usually mild and go away by themselves. The most common ones are feeling sleepy and feeling dizzy. Other side effects include an increased appetite, weight gain, difficulty concentrating, mood changes, blurred vision, confusion, and swelling in your hands and feet. Most side effects are not serious and do not need medical attention. Talk to your doctor about potential side effects and ways you might prevent or cope with them. 

Before taking the medicine you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, some medicines (including antacids and alcohol) do affect the way it works and can increase the chance of side effects.

Pregacent Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Impaired concentration
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Difficulty in paying attention

How to use Pregacent 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. Pregacent 150 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pregacent Tablet works

Pregacent 150 Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It has antiseizure (fits reducing) as well as antinociceptive (pain relieving) properties. The detailed mechanism of action is not fully understood. However, it is believed that it works by binding with calcium channels in the brain and nerve cells to reduce the activity of neurotransmitters (chemical messengers). Thus, it regulates the activity of the brain and nerves to treat seizures (fits) and nerve pain.

Pregacent Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Pregacent 150 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pregacent 150 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pregacent 150 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Pregacent 150 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pregacent 150 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pregacent 150 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pregacent 150 Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Pregacent 150 Tablet is recommended.

What if you miss a dose of Pregacent Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Pregacent 150 Tablet, 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

  • Pregacent 150 Tablet should be taken as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. 
  • It may cause sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause blurring or loss of vision. Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any vision changes.
  • 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 worsen your underlying condition.

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. What is Pregacent and what is it used for?

Pregacent belongs to anticonvulsants class of medicines. It is used to treat seizures. It is also helpful in treating nerve pain (neuropathic pain) which could be due to diabetes, shingles, or injury. It is also used in fibromyalgia (a long-lasting condition that may cause pain, muscle stiffness and tenderness, tiredness, and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep).

Q. Pregacent has varied roles, does it work in the same way for each disease?

No, Pregacent works in different ways for different diseases. In epilepsy, it stops seizures by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. In nerve pain, it blocks pain messages travelling from brain to spine.

Q. I have been prescribed Pregacent for pain due to shingles. When can I expect relief from pain?

For Pregacent to work, the medicine requires time. It may require a few weeks to see full benefits. However, people have felt relief from pain after a week of starting Pregacent.

Q. How long do I need to take Pregacent?

Duration for the use of Pregacent depends on the condition for which you are taking this medicine. If you are taking it for epilepsy, which if controlled by Pregacent, you may have to continue it for years. If you are taking it for pain, it is likely that once your symptoms have gone you will have to continue taking it for several months to ensure stopping the problem from coming back.

Q. Is it necessary to continue taking Pregacent even if I feel fine?

Even if you feel fine, you should not stop Pregacent. If you are taking it for epilepsy and suddenly stop its consumption, you may have seizures that will not stop. If you are taking it for any other reason you may experience anxiety, difficulty in sleeping, feeling sick, pain, and sweating. These can be prevented if dose of Pregacent is reduced gradually.

Q. Is Pregacent addictive?

Addiction to Pregacent is more common in people who take it for unauthorized reasons. Taking more than the recommended doses and taking it for long periods of time may also cause addiction. In addition to that, any person who has a history of drug abuse should never use Pregacent. In case you feel you are becoming physically dependent on Pregacent, inform your doctor immediately.

Q. Can I take diazepam and Pregacent together?

Yes, Pregacent and diazepam can be used together but there might be a chance of increased side effects, since both act on the brain to depress excessive activity.

Q. Can Pregacent and gabapentin be taken together for fibromyalgia?

Yes, they can be used together but chances of side effects may be higher with their combined use.

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