Medicine Overview of Pregalin Capsule
Pregalin 300 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of seizures and neuropathic pain.
Side Effects of Pregalin are Sleepiness, Dizziness, Uncoordinated body movement, Fatigue.
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. Pregalin 300 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Pregalin 300 mg Capsule is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.
In Depth Information on Pregalin Capsule
Pregalin 300 mg Capsule should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
Do not stop using Pregalin 300 mg Capsule 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 Pregalin 300 mg Capsule, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
- Inform your doctor if you experience any eye sight change while taking Pregalin 300 mg Capsule.
Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any heart problems (high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, slow or irregular heart rate).
Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
- Notify your doctor if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may affect breathing.
Pregalin Capsule related warnings
Pregalin 300 mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pregalin 300 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.
Pregalin 300 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Pregalin 300 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Pregalin 300 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pregalin 300 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Pregalin 300 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pregalin 300 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Pregalin 300 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.
Frequently asked questions about Pregalin Capsule
Q. Is Pregalin a metabolite of gabapentin?
No. Pregalin a not a metabolite of gabapentin. There is a structural similarity between the two drugs and they are GABA analogue.
Q. Can Pregalin cause sedation?
Yes, use of Pregalin can cause sedation or sleepiness.
Q. Is Pregalin a beta blocker?
No. Pregalin is not a beta blocker. Pregalin is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Pregalin a mood stabiliser?
No. Pregalin is not a mood stabiliser. Pregalin is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Pregalin a muscle relaxant?
No. Pregalin is not a muscle relaxant. Pregalin is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Pregalin a benzodiazepine?
No. Pregalin is not a benzodiazepine. Pregalin is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Pregalin a painkiller?
No. Pregalin is not a pain killer. Pregalin is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, epilepsy and anxiety disorder.
Q. Is Pregalin a steroid?
No. Pregalin is not a steriod. Pregalin is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Pregalin a narcotic?
No. Pregalin is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine. Pregalin is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is it safe to take Pregalin with duloxetine?
If Pregalin 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 Pregalin 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.
Pregalin 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 Pregalin and gabapentin the same?
Pregalin and gabapentin are two different medicines. However, they work in a similar way and both are used for conditions like neuropathic pain and epilepsy. Pregalin is also used for treating anxiety. Please consult your doctor before using any of the medicine.
Q. Is Pregalin a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
No, Pregalin 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 Pregalin 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 Pregalin. So, when Pregalin and opioids are used together, measures to prevent constipation may be considered (especially in female patients and elderly).
Q. Is Pregalin a controlled substance?
No, Pregalin 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 Pregalin for?
Pregalin is a prescription drug and it should only be taken for the duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Pregalin with gabapentin?
Pregalin 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 Pregalin with sertraline?
Pregalin 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 Pregalin with naproxen?
Pregalin 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 Pregalin with tramadol?
The central nervous system depressant effect of tramadol may increase when it is taken with Pregalin 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 Pregalin with alprazolam?
Pregalin 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 Pregalin with amitriptyline?
Pregalin 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 Pregalin with ibuprofen?
Pregalin 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 Pregalin with diazepam?
Pregalin 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 Pregalin with paracetamol?
Pregalin 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 Pregalin cause swelling?
Pregalin is known to produce edema (swelling) by fluid (water) retention. Kindly consult your doctor if you develop swelling while taking Pregalin.
Q. Does Pregalin cause drowsiness (somnolence)?
One of the common side effects of Pregalin use is drowsiness (somnolence). Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom while taking Pregalin especially if you are taking any other medicine which can make you sleepy.
Q. Does Pregalin cause weight gain?
Weight gain can occur as a common side effect with Pregalin 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 Pregalin cause hair loss?
Clinical studies have shown that Pregalin 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 Pregalin.
Q. Does Pregalin make you tired?
Pregalin is known to cause tiredness (fatigue). Consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Pregalin.
Q. Does Pregalin cause water retention?
Pregalin has been associated with fluid (water) retention and edema (swelling). Consult your doctor if you notice swelling of your body while taking Pregalin therapy.
Q. Does Pregalin make you hungry?
Pregalin is known to increase appetite (make you feel hungry). Consult your doctor if there is a significant change in your appetite while taking Pregalin.
Q. Does Pregalin cause diarrhea?
Pregalin use can cause diarrhea as a side effect. Consult your doctor if you have diarrhea while taking Pregalin.
Q. Does Pregalin help with sleep?
Pregalin is not indicated for the treatment of any sleep problems. Rather, Pregalin can cause somnolence (increased desire to sleep). Consult your doctor for the treatment of any sleep related problems.
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