Overview

Uses of Prelica Plus Capsule

Prelica Plus Capsule is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain.

Prelica Plus Capsule side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tiredness
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Prelica Plus Capsule

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. Prelica Plus Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.
Take it with food, if it causes stomach upset

How Prelica Plus Capsule works

Prelica Plus Capsule is a combination of three medicines: Pregabalin, Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin and Alpha Lipoic Acid. Pregabalin is an alpha 2 delta ligand which decreases pain by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells. Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin is a form of vitamin B which helps in the production of myelin, a substance that protects nerve fibers and rejuvenates damaged nerve cells. Alpha Lipoic Acid is a naturally occurring fatty acid which has a protective effect on brain and nerve tissue. Together, they relieve neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves).

Prelica Plus Capsule related warnings

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

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Prelica Plus Capsule for treating and preventing nerve pain.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Prelica Plus Capsule, as it may cause excessive sleepiness.
  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Prelica Plus

I suffered from brain stroke. How long can I use gabapentin 300 mg tablets ?
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. This medicine is used to calm down the neuropathic pain. You may take it till you feel better. Later your doctor may reduce the dose and stop it.
I m suffering due to pain in left testis, so I visited pgimer Chandigarh in urology deptt. There I had gone for dopler ultrasound testis and its reports are normal Now whenever I lay down at bed I felt a smaal lump in testis,when I touchdown it, the pain radiates in whole left testis Now I m feeling pain sometimes in both tastis Is it a sign of early vericoseal Or something else Pls. Suggest
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexologist
it is a neuropathic pain and it won't show any abnormality in USG. i am worried about the lump u r talking about. its better if u consult a surgeon, PGIMER UROLOGY is the best place to go for examination. if they say its normal, its normal. for pain take pregaba m 1 od
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FAQs

Q. What is Prelica Plus?

Prelica Plus is a combination of three medicines: Pregabalin, Methylcobalamin and Alpha lipoic acid. This medicine is useful in the treatment of nerve pain (neuropathic pain). This medicine calms the damaged or overactive nerves by acting on the brain, thereby decreasing the pain sensation. It also helps in the regeneration of damaged nerves in the body.

Q. Can I stop taking Prelica Plus when my pain is relieved?

No, you should not stop taking Prelica Plus even if your pain is relieved. Continue to take it as advised by your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Prelica Plus, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sleeping difficulties, nausea, pain, and sweating. You may need to gradually taper the use of Prelica Plus before you stop the medication completely.

Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Prelica Plus?

Prelica Plus can make you feel hungry which might make you eat more, thereby increasing your chances of putting on weight. However, preventing weight gain is easier than losing increased weight. Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion sizes (per-meal intake). Do not eat foods that contain a lot of calories, such as soft drinks, oily food, chips, cakes, biscuits and sweets. If you feel hungry between meals, avoid eating junk foods and eat fruits, vegetables and low-calorie foods. Regular exercise will also help you prevent weight gain. If you keep good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight.

Q. Can the use of Prelica Plus cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Prelica Plus may make you feel drowsy or you may suddenly fall asleep during your daily activities. Sometimes, you might not even feel drowsy or have any other warning signs before you suddenly fall asleep. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.

Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Prelica Plus?

Serious side effects with Prelica Plus are uncommon and rare. However, it may cause serious side effects like an allergic reaction, suicidal thoughts or swelling of limbs (hands, legs or feet). Stop taking Prelica Plus and contact your doctor if you have any signs of these serious side effects. Signs of allergic reaction include swelling of your face, mouth, lips, gums, tongue and neck if you are having trouble in breathing, skin rash, hives (raised bumps) or blisters. Pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behavior, thoughts or feelings which may be a symptom of suicidal tendency.

Q. What if I forget to take Prelica Plus?

If you forget to take the scheduled dose of Prelica Plus and it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you missed because this may increase the risk of unwanted side effect. If you are not sure what to do, ask your doctor about taking Prelica Plus.

Q. What if I take too much of Prelica Plus by mistake?

In a situation like this, contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency help at the nearest hospital. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose may include drowsiness, weakness, unsteadiness while walking, having double visions, slurred speech or diarrhea, confusion, blurred vision, dizziness, body temperature changes (low and high), difficulty in breathing and increased heartbeat.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Prelica Plus be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. How often should I see the doctor ?

You may need to see your doctor regularly if you have started to take Prelica Plus. However, if the recommended dosage does not relieve your symptoms or you experience some unwanted side effect that affects your routine activities, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Prelica Plus?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Feb 2018.
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