FAQs ABOUT PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE
Q: What is PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE used for?
A: PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE 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.
Q: What if I forget to take a dose of PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE?
A: If your forgot to take a dose of PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose of PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE, skip the missed one and take the next dose at regular times. Do not take a double dose of PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE to compensate the missed dose.
Q: How long will it take for PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE to reduce nerve pain?
A: The time taken for PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE 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 PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE. However, it may take several weeks for you to experience complete pain relief. Therefore, take PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE 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 PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE suddenly?
Do not stop taking PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE 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 PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE, talk to your doctor. Your doctor will gradually your daily dose of pregabalin and before complete cessation of therapy.
Q: Will taking a higher dose of PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE be more effective?
A: No. Do not take a higher dose of PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE than the prescribed one without consulting your doctor. Taking a higher dose of PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE 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.
Q: Does PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE help with anxiety?
A: Yes. PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE 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.
Q: What precautions should I need to follow while taking PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE?
A: Before taking PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE inform your doctor if you have or had any lung, liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor before taking PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE if you have diabetes, any other nerve or brain disorders or if you have a history of drug abuse. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE. Do not take PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE 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 PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience extreme sadness with thought of harming or killing yourself (suicidal thoughts) after taking PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE.
Q: Can PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE be used in children?
A: PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE 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.
Q: Can PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE cause headache after taking it?
A: Yes. Headache is a common side effect of taking PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE. In case if you are experiencing a headache after taking PREGABID 150MG CAPSULE, 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.