FAQs ABOUT NEURICA TABLET
What is NEURICA TABLET used for?
NEURICA TABLET 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 NEURICA TABLET?
If your forgot to take a dose of NEURICA TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose of NEURICA TABLET, skip the missed one and take the next dose at regular times. Do not take a double dose of NEURICA TABLET to compensate for the missed dose.
How long will it take for NEURICA TABLET to reduce nerve pain?
The time taken for NEURICA TABLET 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 NEURICA TABLET. However, it may take several weeks for you to experience a complete pain relief. Therefore, take NEURICA TABLET 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 NEURICA TABLET suddenly?
Do not stop taking NEURICA TABLET 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 NEURICA TABLET, talk to your doctor. Your doctor will gradually reduce your daily dose of pregabalin before completely stopping the therapy.
Will taking a higher dose of NEURICA TABLET be more effective?
No. Do not take a higher dose of NEURICA TABLET than the prescribed one without consulting your doctor. Taking a higher dose of NEURICA TABLET 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 NEURICA TABLET help with anxiety?
Yes. NEURICA TABLET 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 NEURICA TABLET?
Before taking NEURICA TABLET inform your doctor if you have or had any lung, liver, kidney, or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor before taking NEURICA TABLET if you have diabetes, any other nerve or brain disorders or if you have a history of drug abuse. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking NEURICA TABLET. Do not take NEURICA TABLET 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 NEURICA TABLET. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience extreme sadness with thought of harming or killing yourself (suicidal thoughts) after taking NEURICA TABLET.
Can NEURICA TABLET be used in children?
NEURICA TABLET 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 NEURICA TABLET cause a headache after taking it?
Yes. Headache is a common side effect of taking NEURICA TABLET. In case if you are experiencing a headache after taking NEURICA TABLET, 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.