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