Progaba 100mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Progaba 100mg Tablet is a medicine used to relieve the pain caused by nerve damage (neuropathic pain) due to various conditions like diabetes, shingles (herpes zoster infection), spinal cord injury, etc. It is also used to treat certain types of seizures (fits) in combination with other medicines.

Progaba 100mg Tablet belongs to the anti-epileptic group of medicines. You may take it with or without food, but it is important to take this medicine at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The exact dose and duration of treatment will depend on your condition and how you respond to it. Your doctor will probably start this medicine at a low dose and increase it gradually. It may take a few weeks for the medicine to work properly. Follow your doctor’s instructions and continue taking it regularly until your doctor advises you to stop. Do not miss any dose, otherwise, your condition may worsen.

Most people taking Progaba 100mg Tablet do not experience any side effects. The most common ones are feeling sleepy, dizzy, or tired (fatigue). These are usually mild and go away by themselves as your body gets used to the medicine. Most side effects are not serious and do not need medical attention. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you.

You should avoid drinking alcohol along with this medicine as it may lead to excessive sleepiness and dizziness. Let your doctor know right away if you develop any unusual mood changes like anxiety, agitation, depression, or thoughts about harming yourself.

Before taking Progaba 100mg Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney-related problems or if you are more than 65 years old. Your doctor may prescribe a different dose in such people. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant should also consult their doctor before using this medicine.

Uses of Progaba Tablet

Side effects of Progaba Tablet

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Impaired coordination
  • Nausea
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Peripheral edema
  • Sleepiness
  • Viral infection
  • Vomiting

How to use Progaba 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. Progaba 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Progaba Tablet works

Progaba 100mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. When given for epilepsy, it is believed to work by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain, thus preventing seizures. It is also used to treat nerve pain where it blocks pain by interfering with pain signals travelling through the damaged nerves and the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Progaba 100mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Progaba 100mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Progaba 100mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Driving
UNSAFE
Progaba 100mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Progaba 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Progaba 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Progaba 100mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Progaba Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Progaba 100mg 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Take it at the same time every day, preferably at bedtime, to avoid any dizziness or drowsiness during the day.
  • Avoid taking antacids 2 hours before or after taking Progaba 100mg Tablet as they make it harder for your body to absorb the medicine.
  • It may cause sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • 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 Progaba 100mg Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the frequency of seizure.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Progaba with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Magflux, Magasip
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Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
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Patient Concerns

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Most of the times when I get excited or have orgasm I feel pain in my testis and around it .
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexology
hi PATIENT neuropathic pain mostly. take tablet emanzen d 1 bd
She has problem of epilepsy from last two years
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, epilepsy and seizures cannot be treated online without physically examining the child and detailed history.
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FAQs

Q. I have been prescribed Progaba for pain. When will I start feeling better?

It varies from person to person. Some people take about a week or two before noticing relief in pain. Whereas, some people may see an improvement straight away. It is used for nerve pain. It is recommended that you take Progaba only for nerve pain and as advised by your doctor.

Q. I think I have gained weight since I started taking Progaba. Can this be because of Progaba?

Yes, Progaba may cause weight gain because it increases your hunger. Regular physical exercise and a balanced diet with low calorie food may help you keep your weight stable. Consult a dietician if you have any further concerns to keep your weight stable.

Q. For how long do I need to take Progaba?

Your doctor will decide the duration of the treatment based on your condition and your response to treatment. For instance, if you have been prescribed Progaba for epilepsy, you may have to take it for a long time, maybe years even if your seizures are controlled. Whereas, if you are taking it for nerve pain and it has relieved your pain, you may have to take it for several months only.

Q. What are the serious side effects that may occur while taking Progaba?

Taking Progaba may cause yellowing of the skin or eyes (warning signs of jaundice), trouble in breathing or talking and tightness in chest or throat (suggestive of serious allergic skin reactions). It may provoke suicidal thoughts and cause unusual bruises or bleeding which may be due to blood disorder. Other serious side effects may include muscle weakness and pain, fever which could lead to kidney failure, long-lasting stomach pain, nausea and vomiting (suggestive of pancreatitis and rash).

Q. Is Progaba habit forming?

No, it will not be addictive if you take it as per your doctor’s recommendations. However, physical dependence has been reported in people who had taken more than the recommended dose of Progaba or had used Progaba for illnesses it is not approved for.

Q. I am taking Progaba for nerve pain. Can I take it off and on?

No, Progaba is not a simple pain reliever. It is important that you follow your doctor’s advice strictly. Taking it off and on may not give you the desired results and may worsen your pain.

Q. What if somebody takes excess of Progaba?

A higher than the recommended dose of Progaba may cause faintness, dizziness, double vision, unclear speech, drowsiness, tiredness and mild diarrhea. The person requires immediate medical attention by a doctor or in a nearby hospital.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including medicines for epilepsy or seizures, medicines used to thin your blood (e.g., warfarin), birth control pills, medicines to control bacterial infection (e.g., chloramphenicol, metronidazole, and doxycycline), medicines to control viral infection (e.g., nelfinavir), and asthma medicines (e.g., theophylline and montelukast), etc. Also, inform your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Further, you should tell the doctor if you have ever had liver problems, kidney problems, lung problems, or porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder).

Q. What should I avoid while taking Progaba?

If Progaba makes you feel sleepy, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. Alcohol consumption should be avoided since taking both together may cause excessive sleepiness.

Q. Does Progaba reduce the efficiency of oral birth control pills?

No, Progaba does not have any effect on oral birth control pills.

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