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BALANERVE TABLET is a combination of Methylcobalamin, Nortriptyline and Pregabalin which belongs to the group of medicines called Vitamins, Antidepressants and Anticonvulsants respectively. It is used to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain with coexistent vitamin B12 deficiency.
Neuropathic pain is a form of pain where there is a damage or injury to the nerves that transfer information between the brain and spinal cord from the skin, muscles and other parts of the body.
Patients taking BALANERVE TABLET may have thoughts of harming or killing themselves. If at any time you have these thoughts, immediately consult your physician. Avoid consumption of alcohol during treatment with BALANERVE TABLET as it may cause dizziness.
Before taking BALANERVE TABLET, inform your physician if you have liver or kidney problems, diabetes and angioedema. BALANERVE TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless advised by the doctor and not recommended for breast-feeding women.
Elderly patients above 65 years of age always should consult the physician before taking it. The most common side effect of BALANERVE TABLET are dry mouth, dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision and weight gain. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects worsen over the time.
BALANERVE TABLET is a combination of methylcobalamin, nortriptyline and pregabalin, where methylcobalamin is a form of vitamin B that helps in the production of myelin (a substance that protects nerve fibers) and regenerates damaged nerve cells. Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that increases the chemical messenger levels (serotonin and noradrenaline) that stops the movement of pain signals in the brain. Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant (alpha 2 delta ligand) that decreases pain by altering the calcium channel activity of the nerve cells. Together, methylcobalamin, nortriptyline and pregabalin helps to relieve neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves).
Always take BALANERVE TABLET as directed by your physician. Take this medicine with or without food, swallow the medicine as a whole and do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of BALANERVE TABLET for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking BALANERVE TABLET without informing your doctor.
Stop taking BALANERVE TABLET and contact your physician immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume too much of alcohol, as it can aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.
Sip water regularly and other sugar free liquids. Do not use mouthwashes that contain alcohol because they can make your mouth dry, use mouthwash that is used only for dry mouth. Limit your caffeine intake. Avoid smoking or using tobacco products. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.
BALANERVE TABLET is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women unless considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking it.
BALANERVE TABLET is generally not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it may pass through breast milk. Consult your physician before taking it.
Do not drive or operate heavy machines if you experience dizziness while taking BALANERVE TABLET. Consult with your physician for advice before taking the medicine.
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with BALANERVE TABLET as it may cause dizziness.
BALANERVE TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Consult with your doctor for advice before taking BALANERVE TABLET.
BALANERVE TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult with your doctor for advice before taking BALANERVE TABLET.
Do not take BALANERVE TABLET if you are allergic to Methylcobalamin, Nortriptyline, Pregabalin or any other ingredients of this medicine.
BALANERVE TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients above 65 years of age. Consult with your physician for advice before taking BALANERVE TABLET.
Before taking BALANERVE TABLET, inform your physician if you have:
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Before taking BALANERVE TABLET inform your physician if you are taking any of the following medicines:
If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of BALANERVE TABLET, consult your physician immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
|Drug||:||Methylcobalamin, Nortriptyline, Pregabalin|
|Pharmacological Category||:||Vitamin, Tricyclic antidepressant and Anticonvulsant|
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Neuropathic Pain|
|Dosage Forms||:||Capsule, Tablet|
Q: When to seek medical emergency while taking BALANERVE TABLET?
A: Stop taking BALANERVE TABLET and contact your physician immediately if you experience angioedema (symptoms include swelling of the face, mouth (tongue, lips and gums) and neck (throat and larynx)) and have thoughts of harming or killing themselves.
Q: What to do If I forget to take a dose of BALANERVE TABLET?
A: You should take BALANERVE TABLET immediately when you remember. If it is time for the next dose skip the missed dose and follow the regular dose schedule. Do not double the dose to match up the missed dose.
Q: Does BALANERVE TABLET impair my ability to drive?
A: Yes, BALANERVE TABLET may cause dizziness, do not drive or operate any machines which require concentration because it can impair your ability to work. Follow appropriate precautions before driving or you may ask someone to drive for you after consulting with your physician.
Q: What is the precaution to be followed before taking BALANERVE TABLET?
A: BALANERVE TABLET is not recommended to use among women who are breast-feeding and pregnant unless advised by the doctor. Before taking BALANERVE TABLET, inform your physician if you have liver or kidney problems, diabetes and angioedema. It should be used with caution in elderly patients.
Q: Can BALANERVE TABLET be used in patients with liver or kidney problems?
A: BALANERVE TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney or liver problems. Your doctor may monitor your liver and kidney function test to prevent the risk of any unusual effects. Consult your doctor before taking it.
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