Pyrica 75 Capsule


Overview

Uses of Pyrica Capsule

Pyrica 75 Capsule is used in the treatment of seizures and neuropathic pain.

Pyrica Capsule side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Uncoordinated body movement
  • Fatigue

How to use Pyrica 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. Pyrica 75 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pyrica Capsule works

Pyrica 75 Capsule is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.

Pyrica Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Pyrica 75 Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pyrica 75 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
Pyrica 75 Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Pyrica 75 Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pyrica 75 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pyrica 75 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Pyrica 75 Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pyrica 75 Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Pyrica Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Pyrica 75 Capsule, 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.
Pyrica 75 Capsule
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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Pyrica 75 Capsule 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. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Pyrica 75 Capsule, 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 Pyrica 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 Pyrica

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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 Pyrica a metabolite of gabapentin?

No. Pyrica a not a metabolite of gabapentin. There is a structural similarity between the two drugs and they are GABA analogue.

Q. Can Pyrica cause sedation?

Yes, use of Pyrica can cause sedation or sleepiness.

Q. Is Pyrica a beta blocker?

No. Pyrica is not a beta blocker. Pyrica is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.

Q. Is Pyrica a mood stabiliser?

No. Pyrica is not a mood stabiliser. Pyrica is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.

Q. Is Pyrica a muscle relaxant?

No. Pyrica is not a muscle relaxant. Pyrica is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.

Q. Is Pyrica a benzodiazepine?

No. Pyrica is not a benzodiazepine. Pyrica is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.

Q. Is Pyrica a painkiller?

No. Pyrica is not a pain killer. Pyrica is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, epilepsy and anxiety disorder.

Q. Is Pyrica a steroid?

No. Pyrica is not a steriod. Pyrica is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.

Q. Is Pyrica a narcotic?

No. Pyrica is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine. Pyrica is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.

Q. Is it safe to take Pyrica with duloxetine?

If Pyrica 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 Pyrica 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 Pyrica safe?

Pyrica 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 Pyrica and gabapentin the same?

Pyrica and gabapentin are two different medicines. However, they work in a similar way and both are used for conditions like neuropathic pain and epilepsy. Pyrica is also used for treating anxiety. Please consult your doctor before using any of the medicine.

Q. Is Pyrica a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?

No, Pyrica 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 Pyrica 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 Pyrica. So, when Pyrica and opioids are used together, measures to prevent constipation may be considered (especially in female patients and elderly).

Q. Is Pyrica a controlled substance?

No, Pyrica 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 Pyrica for?

Pyrica is a prescription drug and it should only be taken for the duration as advised by the doctor.

Q. Can I take Pyrica with gabapentin?

Pyrica 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 Pyrica with sertraline?

Pyrica 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 Pyrica with naproxen?

Pyrica 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 Pyrica with tramadol?

The central nervous system depressant effect of tramadol may increase when it is taken with Pyrica 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 Pyrica with alprazolam?

Pyrica 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 Pyrica with amitriptyline?

Pyrica 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 Pyrica with ibuprofen?

Pyrica 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 Pyrica with diazepam?

Pyrica 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 Pyrica with paracetamol?

Pyrica 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 Pyrica cause swelling?

Pyrica is known to produce edema (swelling) by fluid (water) retention. Kindly consult your doctor if you develop swelling while taking Pyrica.

Q. Does Pyrica cause drowsiness (somnolence)?

One of the common side effects of Pyrica use is drowsiness (somnolence). Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom while taking Pyrica especially if you are taking any other medicine which can make you sleepy.

Q. Does Pyrica cause weight gain?

Weight gain can occur as a common side effect with Pyrica 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 Pyrica cause hair loss?

Clinical studies have shown that Pyrica 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 Pyrica.

Q. Does Pyrica make you tired?

Pyrica is known to cause tiredness (fatigue). Consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Pyrica.

Q. Does Pyrica cause water retention?

Pyrica has been associated with fluid (water) retention and edema (swelling). Consult your doctor if you notice swelling of your body while taking Pyrica therapy.

Q. Does Pyrica make you hungry?

Pyrica is known to increase appetite (make you feel hungry). Consult your doctor if there is a significant change in your appetite while taking Pyrica.

Q. Does Pyrica cause diarrhea?

Pyrica use can cause diarrhea as a side effect. Consult your doctor if you have diarrhea while taking Pyrica.

Q. Does Pyrica help with sleep?

Pyrica is not indicated for the treatment of any sleep problems. Rather, Pyrica 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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