Risgalin 75 mg Tablet ER


Overview

Uses of Risgalin Tablet ER

Risgalin 75 mg Tablet ER is used in the treatment of seizures and neuropathic pain.

Risgalin Tablet ER side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Uncoordinated body movement
  • Fatigue

How to use Risgalin Tablet ER

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. Risgalin 75 mg Tablet ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Risgalin Tablet ER works

Risgalin 75 mg Tablet ER is an antiepileptic medication. It decreases pain and seizures by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells.

Risgalin Tablet ER related warnings

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

What if you miss a dose of Risgalin Tablet ER?

If you miss a dose of Risgalin 75 mg Tablet ER, 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.
Risgalin 75 mg Tablet ER
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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Risgalin 75 mg Tablet ER 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 Risgalin 75 mg Tablet ER, 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 Risgalin 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 Risgalin

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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 Risgalin a metabolite of gabapentin?
No. Risgalin a not a metabolite of gabapentin. There is a structural similarity between the two drugs and they are GABA analogue.
Q. Can Risgalin cause sedation?
Yes, use of Risgalin can cause sedation or sleepiness.
Q. Is Risgalin a beta blocker?
No. Risgalin is not a beta blocker. Risgalin is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Risgalin a mood stabiliser?
No. Risgalin is not a mood stabiliser. Risgalin is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Risgalin a muscle relaxant?
No. Risgalin is not a muscle relaxant. Risgalin is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Risgalin a benzodiazepine?
No. Risgalin is not a benzodiazepine. Risgalin is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Risgalin a painkiller?
No. Risgalin is not a pain killer. Risgalin is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, epilepsy and anxiety disorder.
Q. Is Risgalin a steroid?
No. Risgalin is not a steriod. Risgalin is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is Risgalin a narcotic?
No. Risgalin is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine. Risgalin is a medicine which is used for conditions like neuropathic pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia.
Q. Is it safe to take Risgalin with duloxetine?
If Risgalin 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 Risgalin 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 Risgalin safe?
Risgalin 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 Risgalin and gabapentin the same?
Risgalin and gabapentin are two different medicines. However, they work in a similar way and both are used for conditions like neuropathic pain and epilepsy. Risgalin is also used for treating anxiety. Please consult your doctor before using any of the medicine.
Q. Is Risgalin a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
No, Risgalin 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 Risgalin 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 Risgalin. So, when Risgalin and opioids are used together, measures to prevent constipation may be considered (especially in female patients and elderly).
Q. Is Risgalin a controlled substance?
No, Risgalin 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 Risgalin for?
Risgalin is a prescription drug and it should only be taken for the duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Risgalin with gabapentin?
Risgalin 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 Risgalin with sertraline?
Risgalin 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 Risgalin with naproxen?
Risgalin 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 Risgalin with tramadol?
The central nervous system depressant effect of tramadol may increase when it is taken with Risgalin 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 Risgalin with alprazolam?
Risgalin 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 Risgalin with amitriptyline?
Risgalin 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 Risgalin with ibuprofen?
Risgalin 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 Risgalin with diazepam?
Risgalin 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 Risgalin with paracetamol?
Risgalin 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 Risgalin cause swelling?
Risgalin is known to produce edema (swelling) by fluid (water) retention. Kindly consult your doctor if you develop swelling while taking Risgalin.
Q. Does Risgalin cause drowsiness (somnolence)?
One of the common side effects of Risgalin use is drowsiness (somnolence). Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom while taking Risgalin especially if you are taking any other medicine which can make you sleepy.
Q. Does Risgalin cause weight gain?
Weight gain can occur as a common side effect with Risgalin 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 Risgalin cause hair loss?
Clinical studies have shown that Risgalin 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 Risgalin.
Q. Does Risgalin make you tired?
Risgalin is known to cause tiredness (fatigue). Consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Risgalin.
Q. Does Risgalin cause water retention?
Risgalin has been associated with fluid (water) retention and edema (swelling). Consult your doctor if you notice swelling of your body while taking Risgalin therapy.
Q. Does Risgalin make you hungry?
Risgalin is known to increase appetite (make you feel hungry). Consult your doctor if there is a significant change in your appetite while taking Risgalin.
Q. Does Risgalin cause diarrhea?
Risgalin use can cause diarrhea as a side effect. Consult your doctor if you have diarrhea while taking Risgalin.
Q. Does Risgalin help with sleep?
Risgalin is not indicated for the treatment of any sleep problems. Rather, Risgalin 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 10th Jul 2018.
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