Preglan 10 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Preglan Tablet

Preglan 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of seizures and neuropathic pain.

Preglan Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Uncoordinated body movement
  • Fatigue

How to use Preglan 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. Preglan 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Preglan Tablet works

Preglan 10 mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.

Preglan Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Preglan 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Preglan 10 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Preglan 10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Preglan 10 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Preglan 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Preglan 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Preglan 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Preglan 10 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Preglan Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Preglan 10 mg 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Preglan 10 mg Tablet for treating and preventing nerve pain caused by diabetes and shingles.
  • It may also be used for the treatment and prevention of seizures.
  • Its side effects are usually mild and go away by themselves. 
  • It may cause sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Preglan 10 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • 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 Preglan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Preglan

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Fits, Seizures Earlier used to get temporal lobe but recently got grand mal
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/jiva-brahmi-tablet-otc329971One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food .use this tablet along with your treatment
I have seizure disorder can i take medicine for lifetime plz tell me sir
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Usually, if their is no organic cause of seizure in brain, treatment is continued for 3 years of seizure free period and then gradually tapered off. If seizures re occur, then treatment may continue for life.
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FAQs

Q. Is Preglan a metabolite of gabapentin?
No. Preglan a not a metabolite of gabapentin. There is a structural similarity between the two drugs and they are GABA analogue.
Q. Can Preglan cause sedation?
Yes, use of Preglan can cause sedation or sleepiness.
Q. Is Preglan a beta blocker?
No. Preglan is not a beta blocker. Preglan is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Preglan a mood stabiliser?
No. Preglan is not a mood stabiliser. Preglan is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Preglan a muscle relaxant?
No. Preglan is not a muscle relaxant. Preglan is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Preglan a benzodiazepine?
No. Preglan is not a benzodiazepine. Preglan is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Preglan a painkiller?
No. Preglan is not a pain killer. Preglan is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, epilepsy and anxiety disorder.
Q. Is Preglan a steroid?
No. Preglan is not a steriod. Preglan is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Preglan a narcotic?
No. Preglan is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine. Preglan is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is it safe to take Preglan with duloxetine?
If Preglan 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 Preglan 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 Preglan safe?
Preglan 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 Preglan and gabapentin the same?
Preglan and gabapentin are two different medicines. However, they work in a similar way and both are used for conditions like neuropathic pain and epilepsy. Preglan is also used for treating anxiety. Please consult your doctor before using any of the medicine.
Q. Is Preglan a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
No, Preglan 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 Preglan 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 Preglan. So, when Preglan and opioids are used together, measures to prevent constipation may be considered (especially in female patients and elderly).
Q. Is Preglan a controlled substance?
No, Preglan 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 Preglan for?
Preglan is a prescription drug and it should only be taken for the duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Preglan with gabapentin?
Preglan 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 Preglan with sertraline?
Preglan 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 Preglan with naproxen?
Preglan 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 Preglan with tramadol?
The central nervous system depressant effect of tramadol may increase when it is taken with Preglan 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 Preglan with alprazolam?
Preglan 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 Preglan with amitriptyline?
Preglan 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 Preglan with ibuprofen?
Preglan 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 Preglan with diazepam?
Preglan 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 Preglan with paracetamol?
Preglan 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 Preglan cause swelling?
Preglan is known to produce edema (swelling) by fluid (water) retention. Kindly consult your doctor if you develop swelling while taking Preglan.
Q. Does Preglan cause drowsiness (somnolence)?
One of the common side effects of Preglan use is drowsiness (somnolence). Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom while taking Preglan especially if you are taking any other medicine which can make you sleepy.
Q. Does Preglan cause weight gain?
Weight gain can occur as a common side effect with Preglan 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 Preglan cause hair loss?
Clinical studies have shown that Preglan 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 Preglan.
Q. Does Preglan make you tired?
Preglan is known to cause tiredness (fatigue). Consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Preglan.
Q. Does Preglan cause water retention?
Preglan has been associated with fluid (water) retention and edema (swelling). Consult your doctor if you notice swelling of your body while taking Preglan therapy.
Q. Does Preglan make you hungry?
Preglan is known to increase appetite (make you feel hungry). Consult your doctor if there is a significant change in your appetite while taking Preglan.
Q. Does Preglan cause diarrhea?
Preglan use can cause diarrhea as a side effect. Consult your doctor if you have diarrhea while taking Preglan.
Q. Does Preglan help with sleep?
Preglan is not indicated for the treatment of any sleep problems. Rather, Preglan can cause somnolence (increased desire to sleep). Consult your doctor for the treatment of any sleep related problems.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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