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Pregastar - OD 75 Tablet SR

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Overview

Introduction of Pregastar Tablet SR

Pregastar - OD 75 Tablet SR is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used to treat nerve pain and control certain types of seizures. Some side effects of this medicine include dizziness, sleepiness, fatigue and uncoordinated body movements. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Pregastar Tablet SR side effects

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

How to use Pregastar Tablet SR

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. Pregastar - OD 75 Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pregastar Tablet SR works

Pregastar - OD 75 Tablet SR is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.

Pregastar Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregastar - OD 75 Tablet SR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pregastar - OD 75 Tablet SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
Pregastar - OD 75 Tablet SR is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Pregastar - OD 75 Tablet SR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pregastar - OD 75 Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pregastar - OD 75 Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE
Pregastar - OD 75 Tablet SR is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Pregastar - OD 75 Tablet SR is recommended.

What if you miss a dose of Pregastar Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Pregastar - OD 75 Tablet SR, 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

  • Take it only 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 increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Pregastar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

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

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

No, Pregastar 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 Pregastar for pain due to shingles. When can I expect relief from pain?

For Pregastar 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 Pregastar.

Q. How long do I need to take Pregastar?

Duration for the use of Pregastar depends on the condition for which you are taking this medicine. If you are taking it for epilepsy, which if controlled by Pregastar, 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 Pregastar even if I feel fine?

Even if you feel fine, you should not stop Pregastar. 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 Pregastar is reduced gradually.

Q. Is Pregastar addictive?

Addiction to Pregastar 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 Pregastar. In case you feel you are becoming physically dependent on Pregastar, inform your doctor immediately.

Q. Can I take diazepam and Pregastar together?

Yes, Pregastar 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 Pregastar 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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