PREGALIFT ER 50MG contains Pregabalin which belongs to a group of medicines known as anticonvulsants. It is used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Epilepsy is a disorder in which nerve cell activity in brain is disturbed, causing seizures. This medicine is used to treat the certain form of epilepsy (partial seizures with or without secondary generalization) in adults. Damage to nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord leads to peripheral and central neuropathic pain. This medicine is used to treat pain caused by damaged nerves. Neuropathic pain may have an impact on physical and social functioning and overall quality of life associated with the mood changes, disturbances in sleep and fatigue.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by the persistent and excessive worry about a number of different things. PREGALIFT ER 50MG efficiently helps in reducing the psychological symptoms of this disorder. Always take PREGALIFT ER 50MG exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the medicine whole with plenty of water. Do not drive or operate any machinery while taking this medicine, it may make you feel drowsy. This medicine is not recommended for children and adolescents below 18 years of age, pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking, tell your doctor if you have liver, kidney or heart problems. The common side effects are dizziness, drowsiness, headache and diarrhea.
USES OF PREGALIFT ER 50MG
- Treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in adults
HOW PREGALIFT ER 50MG WORKS
Pregabalin works by reducing abnormal electrical activity in the brain and stops seizures. In neuropathic pain, it interferes with pain messages travelling through the brain and down the spine and blocks the pain.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Always take PREGALIFT ER 50MG exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the medicine whole with plenty of water.
SIDE EFFECTS OF PREGALIFT ER 50MG
- Muscle problems, muscle pain, soreness or weakness
- Blurred vision, double vision
- Weight gain
- Dizziness, drowsiness, headache
- Increased appetite
- Decrease in sexual libido
- Memory impairment
- Difficulty in speaking
- Tingling feeling, numbness
- Dry mouth, constipation
- Vomiting, nausea
- Flatulence, diarrhea
- Swelling of the body including extremities
- Feeling drunk, abnormal style of walking
- Weight gain
- Muscle cramp, joint pain, back pain
- Sore throat
- Liver failure, inflammation of the liver
- Inflammation of the pancreas
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Slow or reduced movement of the body
- Increased fluid in the abdomen or lungs
- Heart rhythm disturbances
- Muscle damage
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.
Drink lot of fluid, such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without consulting your doctor.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
PREGALIFT ER 50MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
PREGALIFT ER 50MG should be used with caution for breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any machinery while taking this medicine, it may make you feel drowsy.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine.
PREGALIFT ER 50MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
PREGALIFT ER 50MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take if you are allergic to the medicine.
PREGALIFT ER 50MG should be taken with caution in patients with lung disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Talk to your doctor if you are taking:
- Other medicines which have or had sedative effects (including opioids)
- Oxycodone (used as a painkiller)
- Lorazepam (used for treating anxiety)
Store at room temperature 15-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT PREGALIFT ER 50MG
Q: Can PREGALIFT ER 50MG be used in pregnant women?
A: No. It is not recommended for use in the pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Q: How does PREGALIFT ER 50MG work for pain?
A: It works by changing the way that nerves send messages to your brain. If the messages are reduced, then pain will be reduced.