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LARIBION CAPSULE is a combination of Alpha lipoic acid, Methylcobalamin, Folic acid, Pregabalin and Pyridoxine which belongs to the group of medicines called Antioxidants, Cyclic GABA analogues and Vitamin B complex respectively. It is used in adults to treat painful diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage occurring over time because of high sugar and fat levels in the blood due to diabetes).
The symptoms depend on the type of neuropathy, such as pain and numbness in your feet or problems with organ functions like those of your heart and bladder. Avoid consuming alcohol during treatment with GBNKEYWORD.
LARIBION CAPSULE is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (younger than 18 years), so consult your doctor before taking it. Before taking LARIBION CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you have any kidney, liver, heart, respiratory or nervous system problems; diabetes; or a history of alcoholism or any drug abuse or dependence.
LARIBION CAPSULE should not be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women unless necessary. The most common side effects of taking LARIBION CAPSULE are dizziness, drowsiness, headache, increased appetite, blurred vision, weight gain etc. Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms get worse.
LARIBION CAPSULE relieves nerve pain where alpha-lipoic acid reduces oxidative stress, which is considered a main pathophysiology of diabetic neuropathy development, folic acid (Vitamin B9) is found to improve the functional recovery of nerves, speed of nerve conduction and cell multiplication and methylcobalamin takes part in the production of myelin (a compound which covers and protects nerve fibres), thus restoring the damaged nerve cell. Pregabalin binds with high affinity to certain sites in the tissues of the central nervous system and acts as a growth factor for nerve cells, helping to regenerate the damaged nerve tissue and pyridoxine acts as a coenzyme in a wide range of metabolic functions affecting protein, carbohydrate and lipid utilization, like the breakdown of glycogen to glucose-1-phosphate and the synthesis of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
Take LARIBION CAPSULE as advised by your physician. Swallow it with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of LARIBION CAPSULE for you based on your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking LARIBION CAPSULE unless your doctor advises you to stop.
Stop taking LARIBION CAPSULE and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Take LARIBION CAPSULE with or just after, meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oily or spicy foods. If you still feel nauseous, contact your doctor.
Get adequate rest. Drink lots of fluids, especially water. Have small sips if you feel sick. Eat when you feel like eating; you don't have to eat or avoid any specific foods. If vomiting does not improve, contact your doctor.
Eat plenty of fibre-rich foods like fresh fruits and vegetables and cereals and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly. If you still feel constipated, contact your doctor.
Drink lots of fluids, like water or fruit juice, to keep yourself hydrated. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine for diarrhea. If diarrhoea does not improve, contact your doctor.
Eat smaller and more frequent meals. Eat and drink slowly and exercise regularly. If flatulence does not improve, contact your doctor.
Drink plenty of water and get adequate rest. Try to be relaxed and stress-free. Check with your doctor before taking any medicine for a headache. If your headache does not improve, consult your doctor.
Lie down until the dizziness is resolved, then get up slowly. Do not hurry and move slowly and carefully. Get adequate rest. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. Avoid coffee, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs. If dizziness does not improve, consult your doctor.
LARIBION CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless considered necessary. Females of child-bearing capability must use effective contraception. Consult your doctor before taking it.
LARIBION CAPSULE is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless considered necessary. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Do not drive or operate any machines if you experience dizziness, sleepiness or decreased concentration after taking LARIBION CAPSULE.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking LARIBION CAPSULE. Let your doctor know if you have a history of alcoholism.
LARIBION CAPSULE should be taken with caution in patients with kidney disease or impairment. Consult your doctor before taking it.
LARIBION CAPSULE should be taken with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Do not take LARIBION CAPSULE if you are allergic to Alpha lipoic acid, Methylcobalamin, Folic acid, Pregabalin, Pyridoxine or any of the other ingredients of LARIBION CAPSULE.
LARIBION CAPSULE should be taken with caution in patients with respiratory disorders. Consult your doctor before taking it.
LARIBION CAPSULE should be taken with caution in patients with a history of heart disease or who received a coronary stent (a tube inserted in the artery that leads to the heart, to prevent blockages). Consult your doctor before taking it.
Before taking LARIBION CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you:
Use in Pediatrics:
LARIBION CAPSULE is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age). Consult your doctor before taking it.
Use in Geriatrics:
LARIBION CAPSULE should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged above 75 years) with kidney problems and the elderly in general as it causes dizziness and sleepiness which could increase the occurrence of accidental injury (fall) in them. Consult your doctor before taking it.
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Before taking LARIBION CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
If you or anyone else accidentally took too much of LARIBION CAPSULE, contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of LARIBION CAPSULE overdose are sleepiness, confusion, agitation, restlessness or fits.
|Drug||:||Alpha Lipoic Acid, Methylcobalamin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine, Pregabalin|
|Pharmacological Category||:||Antioxidants, Vitamins, Cyclic GABA analogues|
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Painful diabetic neuropathy|
|Dosage Forms||:||Tablet, Capsule|
Q: Can I take LARIBION CAPSULE if I have diabetes?
A: Before taking LARIBION CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you have diabetes and about the medicines you are taking for it, as according to current clinical practice, some diabetic patients who gain weight on LARIBION CAPSULE treatment may need to adjust the doses of their anti-diabetic medicines.
Q: Can LARIBION CAPSULE make me feel suicidal?
A: Thoughts of harming or killing oneself are seen in a small number of patients being treated with LARIBION CAPSULE. If at any time you have such thoughts, immediately contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital.
Q: Can LARIBION CAPSULE be taken during pregnancy?
A: LARIBION CAPSULE should not be used in pregnant women unless necessary. Females who are of childbearing age must use effective contraception. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, consult your doctor before taking LARIBION CAPSULE. Inform your doctor immediately if you become pregnant during treatment with LARIBION CAPSULE.
Q: Can LARIBION CAPSULE cause constipation?
A: LARIBION CAPSULE may cause constipation and other gastrointestinal problems like blocked or paralysed intestines when taken with other medicines (like some types of pain medicines). In such cases, eat plenty of fibre-rich foods, such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals and drink plenty of water. Inform your doctor if you feel constipated, especially if you are prone to this problem.
Q: Can I drink alcohol during treatment with LARIBION CAPSULE?
A: Avoid drinking alcohol during treatment with LARIBION CAPSULE and inform your doctor if you have a history of alcoholism.
Q: Can LARIBION CAPSULE be given to children?
A: No. LARIBION CAPSULE is used for adults and not recommended for children and adolescents below 18 years of age, as the safety and efficacy of LARIBION CAPSULE in this age group have not been established. Your doctor will select a suitable alternative treatment for your child.
Q: Can I take LARIBION CAPSULE on an empty stomach?
A: Take LARIBION CAPSULE as advised by your physician. You take it with or without food. However, if you feel nauseous, take LARIBION CAPSULE with meals or just after meals.
Q: What if I forget to take a dose of LARIBION CAPSULE?
A: If you forget to take a dose of LARIBION CAPSULE, take it as soon as you remember. However, omit the missed dose if it is almost time for the next one. Do not take LARIBION CAPSULE twice to make up for the missed dose.
Q: Can I stop taking LARIBION CAPSULE on my own?
A: Continue taking LARIBION CAPSULE until your doctor tells you to stop, unless you experience any unwanted effects, a worsening of your condition or any new symptoms. In such a case, contact your doctor. Your doctor will advise you to stop taking LARIBION CAPSULE gradually over a period of at least one week.
Q: Can LARIBION CAPSULE discontinuation cause withdrawal symptoms?
A: After stopping LARIBION CAPSULE treatment, you may experience certain side effects like trouble sleeping, headache, nausea, anxiety, diarrhoea, flu-like symptoms, fits, nervousness, depression, pain, sweating and dizziness. There are more chances of getting these symptoms if you have been taking this medicine for a longer period. If you have any further doubts regarding the use of LARIBION CAPSULE, ask your doctor.
Q: How should LARIBION CAPSULE be taken? Can it be crushed?
A: No. Do not break, crush or chew LARIBION CAPSULE. Take it as advised by your physician. Swallow it with a glass of water. Your doctor will determine the correct dose and duration for you based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
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