Medicine Overview of Wegalin-Forte Capsule
Wegalin-Forte Capsule is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain.
Side Effects of Wegalin-Forte are Dizziness, Sleepiness, Tiredness, Uncoordinated body movements.
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. Wegalin-Forte Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Wegalin-Forte Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Methylcobalamin and Pregabalin. Methylcobalamin is a form of vitamin B which helps in the production of myelin, a substance that protects nerve fibers and rejuvenates damaged nerve cells. Pregabalin is an alpha 2 delta ligand which decreases pain by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells. Together, they relieve neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves).
In Depth Information on Wegalin-Forte Capsule
Wegalin-Forte Capsule related warnings
Wegalin-Forte Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Wegalin-Forte 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.
Wegalin-Forte Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Wegalin-Forte Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Wegalin-Forte Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Wegalin-Forte Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Wegalin-Forte Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Wegalin-Forte Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Wegalin-Forte Capsule
Q. What is Wegalin-forte?
Wegalin-forte is a combination of two medicines: Pregabalin and Methycobalamin. This medicine is useful in the treatment of nerve pain (Neuropathic pain). This medicine calms the damaged or overactive nerves by acting on brain. Thereby, it decreases the pain sensation. It also helps in regeneration of damaged nerves in the body.
Q. Can I stop taking Wegalin-forte when my pain is relieved?
No, you should not stop taking Wegalin-forte even if your pain is relieved. Continue to take it as advised by your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Wegalin-forte, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sleeping difficulties, nausea, pain, and sweating. You may need to gradually taper the use of Wegalin-forte before you stop the medication completely.
Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Wegalin-forte?
Wegalin-forte can make you feel hungry and it can be a difficult to stop yourself form 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. Don't 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, eat fruit, vegetables and low-calorie foods. Regular exercise will also help to keep your weight stable. If you keep good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight.
Q. Can the use of Wegalin-forte cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Wegalin-forte may make you feel drowsy or you may suddenly fall asleep during your regular daily activities. Sometimes, you might not even feel drowsy or have any other warning signs before you suddenly fall asleep. Do not drive a car, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment 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 Wegalin-forte?
Serious side effects with Wegalin-forte are uncommon and rare. However, it may cause serious side effects like allergic reaction, suicidal thoughts or swelling of limbs (hands, legs or feet). Stop taking Wegalin-forte and contact your health care provider 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, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings which may be symptom of suicidal thoughts.
Q. How long will the Wegalin-forte take to act?
An initial benefit with Wegalin-forte maybe seen after 2 weeks of treatment. However, it may take around 2-3 months to see full benefit and even. It may take longer in some patients.
Q. What if I forget to take Wegalin-forte?
If you forget to take the scheduled dose of Wegalin-forte 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 that 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 Wegalin-forte.<br>
Q. Will Wegalin-forte be more effective if taken more than recommended dose?
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 is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Wegalin-forte?
No, do not drink alcohol while you are taking Wegalin-forte. Drinking alcohol can increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Wegalin-forte.
Q. How often should I see the doctor ?
You may need to see your doctor regularly if you have started to take Wegalin-forte. However, even after taking Wegalin-forte as advised and your symptoms are still not improving or you are experiencing some unwanted side effects that affects your routine activities, consult your doctor.
Q. Any special instruction regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?
Keep your tablets in the pack until it is time to take them. Store them in a cool dry place. Store them out of sight and out of reach from children. Unused medications should be disposed off in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them.
Q. Does Wegalin-forte expire?
Yes, Wegalin-forte does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Wegalin-forte after the expiry date.
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