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