Q. What is Supinita Tablet?
Supinita Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Gabapentin, Methylcobalamin and Alpha lipoic acid. This medicine is useful in the treatment of nerve pain (neuropathic pain). It calms the damaged or overactive nerves by acting on the brain, thereby decreasing the pain sensation. It also helps in the regeneration of damaged nerves in the body.
Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Supinita Tablet?
Supinita Tablet can make you feel hungry which might make you eat more, thereby increasing your chances of putting on weight. However, preventing weight gain is easier than losing increased weight. Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion size (per-meal intake). Do not 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, avoid eating junk foods and eat fruits, vegetables and low-calorie foods. Regular exercise will also help maintain your weight. If you keep good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight.
Q. Can the use of Supinita Tablet cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Supinita Tablet may make you feel drowsy or you may suddenly fall asleep during your daily activities. Sometimes, you might not even feel drowsy or have any other warning signs before you suddenly fall asleep. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while taking this medicine.
Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Supinita Tablet?
Serious side effects with Supinita Tablet are uncommon and rare. However, it may cause serious side effects like an allergic reaction, suicidal thoughts or swelling of limbs (hands, legs or feet). Stop taking Supinita Tablet and contact your doctor 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. You may even have 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 a symptom of suicidal thoughts.
Q. How long will Supinita Tablet take to act?
An initial benefit with Supinita Tablet may be seen after 2 weeks of treatment. However, it may take around 2-3 months to see the full benefits. It may take even longer in some patients.
Q. What if I take too much of this drug by mistake?
Contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency help at the nearest hospital. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose may include drowsiness, weakness, unsteadiness while walking, having double visions, slurred speech or diarrhea, confusion, blurred vision, dizziness, body temperature changes (low and high), difficulty in breathing and increased heartbeat.
Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Supinita Tablet be more effective?
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 are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. How often should I see the doctor?
You may need to see your doctor regularly if you have started taking Supinita Tablet. However, if the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or you experience some unwanted side effect that affects your routine activities, consult your doctor.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Supinita Tablet?
Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. Can I stop taking Supinita Tablet when my pain is relieved?
No, you should not stop taking Supinita Tablet even if your pain is relieved. Continue to take it as advised by your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Supinita Tablet, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sleeping difficulties, nausea, pain, and sweating. You may need to gradually taper the use of Supinita Tablet before you stop the medication completely.