|Seizures, nerve pain and generalized anxiety disorder
Pregabid-75 (Pregabalin) is used for three main purposes. Patients with epilepsy are often given this drug (sometimes alongside other medicines) to prevent seizures. It is also prescribed for pain, such as that caused by fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia (pain occurring after having shingles). In addition to this, adults are sometimes prescribed it to help treat generalised anxiety disorder.
This drug helps to stabilise brain activity and decrease the amount of glutamate released in the brain, which makes it an effective anticonvulsant (anti-epileptic drug). As well as this, it can reduce pain signals sent across the body, making it effective at treating neuropathic pain. Medical studies have taken place, to determine the effects of this drug if used for migraine, perioperative pain and other types of chronic pain.
Dosage and Administration
The right dosage of Pregabid-75 (Pregabalin) depends on the condition it is being used to treat. After a full medical assessment, your doctor will tell you the correct amount to take, which can vary for each patient. It is possible that adults treating epilepsy will be told to take 75mg, twice per day. Higher doses have sometimes been used as an adjunctive therapy, however, the amount prescribed will always be decided by the prescribing doctor.
Adult patients taking this medicine for fibromyalgia must listen carefully to the directions given by their doctor. Patients treating this condition are sometimes started out on 75mg (twice a day), which may be increased at the discretion of a doctor, to 150mg twice per day (within one week of starting treatment). The dosage may be adjusted again, after which the patient may be prescribed a dosage ranging from 300mg to 450mg per day. Postherpetic neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy and other conditions are usually treated with different dosage regimens.
Pregabid-75 (Pregabalin) may cause:
- Dry mouth
- Twitching of the muscles
- Weight gain and an increased appetite
- Balance, concentration or memory problems
The list of side effects provided here is not complete, and other reactions are also possible. See your doctor if any side effects occur. In some cases, patients may experience rare but much more serious side effects. Immediate medical attention will be necessary if you notice problems related to vision, muscular pain, blisters or any other serious symptoms.
If you notice any unexpected or serious changes in mood or behaviour, such as suicidal thoughts, you must immediately see your doctor.
If treatment is being stopped, your dosage may need to be gradually reduced over a period of time.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
Always use Pregabid-75 (Pregabalin) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.
This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you suffer from any allergies.
- If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
- If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
- If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.