FAQs ABOUT GABANICHE 50
What is GABANICHE 50 used for?
GABANICHE 50 is an anticonvulsant drug with pain relieving properties. It is used in adults to treat neuropathic pain, certain forms of epilepsy (fits) and generalized anxiety disorders.
What if I forget to take a dose of GABANICHE 50?
If your forgot to take a dose of GABANICHE 50, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose of GABANICHE 50, skip the missed one and take the next dose at regular times. Do not take a double dose of GABANICHE 50 to compensate the missed dose.
How long will it take for GABANICHE 50 to reduce nerve pain?
The time taken for GABANICHE 50 in treating your condition may vary from person-to-person depending upon the severity of the disease. But you may start noticing a difference from your condition after 2 weeks of using GABANICHE 50. However, it may take several weeks for you to experience complete pain relief. Therefore, take GABANICHE 50 consistently as advised by your doctor. Do not skip doses or discontinue the therapy in the mid-way without consulting your doctor.
What happens if I stop taking GABANICHE 50 suddenly?
Do not stop taking GABANICHE 50 without consulting your doctor as it may precipitate unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (such as headache, difficulty in sleeping, nausea, anxiety, diarrhea, flu-like symptoms, convulsions, nervousness, depression, pain, sweating, and dizziness). If you wish to stop GABANICHE 50, talk to your doctor. Your doctor will gradually your daily dose of pregabalin and before complete cessation of therapy.
Will taking a higher dose of GABANICHE 50 be more effective?
No. Do not take a higher dose of GABANICHE 50 than the prescribed one without consulting your doctor. Taking a higher dose of GABANICHE 50 may not be beneficial. Instead, it may cause serious side effects. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor. Your doctor would prescribe a suitable higher dose for you or suggest an alternative therapy after evaluating your disease condition.
Does GABANICHE 50 help with anxiety?
Yes. GABANICHE 50 is used to treat generalized anxiety disorders. It relieves anxiety by reducing the release of certain brain chemicals (GABA) that causes abnormal mood stimulation and anxiety.
What precautions should I need to follow while taking GABANICHE 50?
Before taking GABANICHE 50 inform your doctor if you have or had any lung, liver, kidney, or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor before taking GABANICHE 50 if you have diabetes, any other nerve or brain disorders or if you have a history of drug abuse. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking GABANICHE 50. Do not take GABANICHE 50 if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without consulting your doctor. Women of childbearing age must use a suitable contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy while undergoing therapy with GABANICHE 50. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience extreme sadness with thought of harming or killing yourself (suicidal thoughts) after taking GABANICHE 50.
Can GABANICHE 50 be used in children?
GABANICHE 50 is generally not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age) due to lack of clinical safety data. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.
Can GABANICHE 50 cause headache after taking it?
Yes. Headache is a common side effect of taking GABANICHE 50. In case if you are experiencing a headache after taking GABANICHE 50, try to rest and relax. Keep drinking plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Apply a pain-relieving balm on the forehead if needed. Do not consume too much of alcohol. Consult your doctor if headache persists for a long time.