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food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Progaba am tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Progaba am 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for PROGABA AM

Gabapentin(300 mg)

Uses

Gabapentin is used in the treatment of epilepsy and neuropathic pain (pain due to damage of nerves).

How it works

The exact mechanism of action is unknown; however, gabapentin treats fits (epilepsy by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain. It also relieves the pain of peripheral neuropathic pain by changing the way the body senses pain.

Common side effects

Aggression, Behavioual changes, Sleeping for unusually long periods
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)(10 mg)

Uses

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How it works

Vitamin B6, principally in its biologically active coenzyme form pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, is involved in a wide range of biochemical reactions, including the metabolism of amino acids and glycogen, the synthesis of nucleic acids, hemogloblin, sphingomyelin and other sphingolipids, and the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Tightness sensation, Headache, Nausea, Sleepiness, Stomach upset, Pricking sensation, Tingling sensation
Thiamine(Vitamin B1)(25 mg)

Uses

Thiamine(Vitamin B1) is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How it works

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) is a water soluble vitamin and is important in carbohydrate (sugar and starch) metabolism, maintenance of normal growth, and transmission of nerve impulses.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Skin irritation, Cough, Decreased blood pressure, Difficulty in swallowing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Increased sweating, Itching, Feeling of discomfort, Rash, Restlessness, Weakness, Wheezing
Methylcobalamin(0.5 mg)

Uses

Methylcobalamin is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How it works

Methylcobalamin plays a key role in recovery process of damaged nerve cells and also it maintainins proper function of nerve cells.

Common side effects

Gastrointestinal disturbance, Allergic skin rash

SUBSTITUTES for PROGABA AM

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for PROGABA AM

Always take gabapentin capsules, tablets, and oral solutions with a full glass of water (240 ml). Do not use the medication:
  • If you develop thoughts of harming or killing self (suicidal ideation)or behavior.
  • If you develop allergic reaction after taking one or more doses of gabapentin (hypersensitivity).
  • with symptoms such as rash, fever or swelling of lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy).
  • If you have any kidney problem or currently on hemodialysis.
  • If you develop muscle pain and/ or weakness.
  • If you develop symptoms such as persistent stomach pain, urge to vomit (nausea), vomiting, contact your doctor immediately as these may be symptoms of inflammation of pancreas (acute pancreatitis).
Stop the drug if you have persistent stomach pain or feeling of being sick ( these may be signs of acute inflammation in pancreas).

Frequently asked questions for PROGABA AM

Gabapentin

Q.Is gabapentin used as a muscle relaxant or, blood thinner?
No. Gabapentin is a prescription medication and has no role in muscle relaxation or, blood thinning

Q.Is gabapentin an opiate, benzo or NSAID?
Gabapentin is an analog of GABA (gamma- amino butyric acid), that is effective against fits and pain due to nerve damage or nerve irritation. It is not an opiate or benzodiazepine or NSAID

Q.Is gabapentin (dose 600 mg) a narcotic?
No. Gabapentin at any dose is not a narcotic agent. Follow the advice of your doctor regarding the best dose suited for your condition

Q.Is gabapentin used for anxiety?
Anxiety is one of the side effects of this drug. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects

Q.What is gabapin-NT?
Gabapin-NT tablet is a brand name that contains gabapentin (400 mg) plus nortriptyline hydrochloride (10 mg). This combination is used for the treatment of pain due to nerve damage or nerve irritation. Follow the advice of your doctor as to gabapentin or Gabapin-NT is to be used, as appropriate for your condition

Q.Is gabapentin and pregabalin the same?
Gabapentin and pregabalin are structurally similar but they acts though different mechanism. Both can be used for the treatment of fits and pain due to nerve damage or nerve irritation. However, follow the advice of your doctor regarding the choice of the drug appropriate for your condition

Q.Is gabapentin safe?
Gabapentin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Thiamine(Vitamin B1)

Q.Is it better to take Thiamine by itself or with other B vitamins?
It may be beneficial if you take the thiamine with other B vitamins. Please consult your doctor regarding its use

Q.What are the food sources of Thiamine?
Thiamine is rich in organ meats, red meats, whole grains, nuts, cooked dried beans, peas, milk, cauliflower, and spinach

Q.Does Vitamin B1 give you energy?
Vitamin B1 is a key component of chemical that is important for generation of energy from proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Therefore, it helps improve energy production

Q.Does Vitamin B1 help you lose weight or cause weight gain?
There are no known effects of Vitamin B1 on weight loss/ gain

Q.Is Vitamin B1 and B12 same?
No, Vitamin B1 is thiamine and Vitamin B12 is methycobalamine. The both belong to group B vitamins.

Methylcobalamin

Q.What is methylcobalamin/ mecobalamin/Neurokind/ Nurokind OD?
Methylcobalamin (mecobalamin/Neurokind/ Nurokind OD) is an active form of vitamin B12. It is water soluble and orally absorbed. It is found in animal-based foods and in supplement form

Q.Is methylcobalamin the same as cyanocobalamin?
No.Cyanocobalamin is different form of vitamin B12

Q.What is Nurokind G, Nurokind plus, Nurokind Next, Nurokind LC, Nurokind Gold?
Nurokind G contains methylcobalmine and gabapentin. Nurokind plus contains methylcobalamin, folic acid, vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and alfa lipoic Acid. Nurokind Next contains methlcobalamin, alphalipoic acid, benfotiamine, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, folic acid, chromium. NurokindL C contains L-carnitine, L-tartrate, methylcobalamin, folic acid. Nurokind Gold contains ginseng extract, mixed carotene 10%, niacinamide, vitamin B6, methylcobalamin, vitamin D3, refined wheat germ oil, folic acid, elemental calcium, elemental phosphorus, ferrous fumarate, zinc sulfate mono hydrate, elemental magnesium, elemental manganese, elemental copper, elemental iodine, elemental potassium.

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Content on this page was last updated on 13 March, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)