Pregalus 50mg Tablet

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Icarus Healthcare Pvt Ltd

Composition for Pregalus 50mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Neuropathic pain (Pain due to damage of nerves), Seizures, Anxiety disorder
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₹5.5/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Pregalus Tablet

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Uses of Pregalus Tablet

Pregalus 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, seizures and Anxiety disorder.
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Side effects of Pregalus Tablet

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Sleepiness, Dizziness, Uncoordinated body movement, Fatigue.

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How to use Pregalus 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Pregalus 50mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Pregalus Tablet works

Pregalus 50mg tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.

In Depth Information on Pregalus Tablet

Expert advice for Pregalus Tablet

  • Pregalus should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Pregalus 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 Pregalus, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any eye sight change while taking Pregalus.
  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Pregalus 50mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregalus 50mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pregalus 50mg Tablet 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Pregalus 50mg Tablet should be used with caution during lact
ation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Pregalus 50mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Pregalus 50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Tramazac HP 50mg Injection, Benadryl Dr Dry Cough Active Relief Syrup, Medzol 1mg Injection

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Pregabalin, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Pregalus 50mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Pregabalin

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