Pregabalin 150 mg Capsules
Brand name: Pregabalin 150 mg Capsules by Neuraxpharma
Treatment: Epilepsy, Seizures, Fibromyalgia disorder, Spinal cord injury
Quantity per Pack: 28 x 150 mg capsules
Price per pill: £1.12
Active Ingredient: Pregabalin
Pregabalin 150 mg Capsules by Neuraxpharma are primarily an anti-epileptic medicine. They are also widely used as an anticonvulsant drug. They work by slowing down impulses that occur in the brain that causes one to experience seizures. Pregabalin also has affects on chemicals in the brain that send pain signals across the nervous system. Pregabalin is also used to treat pain that is caused by fibromyalgia, or nerve pain in people with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy), herpes zoster (post-herpetic neuralgia), or spinal cord injury. It is also used along with other medications to treat partial onset seizures in adults and children that are at least over a month old.
Pregabalin can also be used for various other purposes that are not listed here in this medication guide.
If you do happen to miss a dose, take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if its almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time. Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase the chances of certain side effects of pregabalin. Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how pregabalin will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.
Pregabalin side effects
Pregabalin can cause a severe allergic reaction. Stop taking this medicine and get emergency medical help if you have hives or blisters on your skin; difficult breathing swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Before taking Pregabalin 150 mg Capsules
You should not use pregabalin if you think that you could be allergic to it. Tell your doctor or GP if you have ever had:
- lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- a mood disorder, depression, or suicidal thoughts
- heart problems (especially congestive heart failure)
- a bleeding disorder, or low levels of platelets in your blood
- kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis)
- diabetes (unless you are taking pregabalin to treat diabetic neuropathy)
- drug or alcohol addiction
- a severe allergic reaction (angioedema).
Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
- Pregabalin is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old to treat nerve pain caused by fibromyalgia, diabetes, herpes zoster, or spinal cord injury.
- Pregabalin is not approved for seizures in anyone younger than 1 month old.
Some people have thoughts about suicide while taking pregabalin. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.
Seizure control is very important during pregnancy, and having a seizure could harm both mother and baby. Do not start or stop taking pregabalin without your doctor’s advice, and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.
If you are pregnant, your name may be listed on a pregnancy registry to track the effects of pregabalin on the baby. Pregabalin can decrease sperm count and may affect fertility in men (your ability to have children). In animal studies, pregabalin also caused birth defects in the offspring of males treated with this medicine. However, it is not known whether these effects would occur in humans. Ask your doctor about your risk. You should not breastfeed while using pregabalin.
How should I take pregabalin?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor or GP may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as you have been directed. Take the medicine at the same time each day, with or without food. Swallow an extended-release tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.
Measure liquid medicine carefully. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon). Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they worsen.
Do not stop using pregabalin suddenly, even if you feel fine. Stopping suddenly may cause increased seizures or unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Follow your doctor’s instructions about tapering your dose for at least 1 week before stopping completely. In case of emergency, wear or carry medical identification to let others know you take seizure medication.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
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Pregabalin 150 mg Capsules can cause one to suffer a severe allergic reaction. Stop taking this medicine and seek emergency medical help if you have hives or blisters on your skin, trouble breathing, or swelling in your face, mouth, or throat.
Do not stop using pregabalin suddenly, even if you feel fine. Stopping suddenly may cause withdrawal symptoms.
A small number of people have been known to have thoughts of or contemplating suicide while taking pregabalin. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor. If you have diabetes or heart problems, call your doctor if you have weight gain or swelling in your hands or feet while taking pregabalin.