Pregastar -OD 75mg Tablet

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Composition for Pregastar 75mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Neuropathic pain, Seizures, Anxiety disorder
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Medicine Overview of Pregastar Tablet

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Uses of Pregastar Tablet

Pregastar -OD 75mg Tablet is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, seizures and anxiety disorder.
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Side effects of Pregastar Tablet

Common

Sleepiness, Dizziness, Uncoordinated body movement, Fatigue.

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How to use Pregastar 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 Pregastar -OD 75mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Pregastar Tablet works

Pregastar -od 75mg tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.

In Depth Information on Pregastar Tablet

Expert advice for Pregastar Tablet

  • Pregastar should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Pregastar 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 Pregastar, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any eye sight change while taking Pregastar.
  • 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 Pregastar -OD 75mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregastar -OD 75mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pregastar -OD 75mg 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
Pregastar -OD 75mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during la
ctation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Pregastar -OD 75mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, t
ired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Pregastar -OD 75mg Tablet should be used with caution in pat
ients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pregastar -OD 75mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Pregastar -OD 75mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patient
s with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pregastar -OD 75mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Adamon 100mg Injection, TRANDOL 50MG INJECTION, Tramazac HP 50mg 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 Pregastar 75mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Pregabalin

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