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.
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.
Pregalift 50 mg Tablet ER is a medicine used to relieve pain caused by nerve damage (neuropathic pain) due to diabetes, shingles (herpes zoster infection), spinal cord injury, or other conditions. It is also used to treat widespread muscle pain and stiffness in people with fibromyalgia.
Pregalift 50 mg Tablet ER belongs to the anti-epileptic group of medicines and can also be used to treat certain types of seizures (fits) in combination with other medicines. Additionally, it may also be prescribed to treat the symptoms of anxiety disorder if other medicines are not suitable.
You can take Pregalift 50mg Tablet ER with or without food, but it is important to take this medicine at the same time each day to get the most benefit.
The exact dose and duration of treatment will depend on your condition and how you respond to it. Your doctor will probably start this medicine at a low dose and increase it gradually.
It may take a few weeks for the medicine to work properly. Follow your doctor’s instructions and continue taking it regularly until your doctor advises you to stop.
Most side effects are not serious and do not need medical attention. Talk to your doctor about potential side effects and ways in which you might prevent or cope with them.Before taking the medicine you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant.
Be careful while driving as sleepiness, dizziness, and blurring of vision may be seen as side effects. You should avoid drinking alcohol along with this medicine as it may lead to excessive sleepiness and dizziness.
USES OF PREGALIFT TABLET ER
- Treatment of Neuropathic pain
- Treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures
- Treatment of Fibromyalgia
BENEFITS OF PREGALIFT TABLET ER
In Treatment of Neuropathic pain
Pregalift ER 50mg Tablet is used to treat long-lasting (chronic) pain caused by nerve damage due to diabetes, shingles, or spinal cord injury.
It reduces pain and its associated symptoms such as mood changes, sleep problems, and tiredness.
It takes a few weeks to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing any good. Once your symptoms have gone you should still keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
In Treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures
Pregalift ER 50mg Tablet ER belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants which are used to treat some forms of epilepsy in adults.
It is thought to work by slowing down nerve impulses in the brain which cause seizures (fits). It helps reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety.
It will help you go about your daily activities with more confidence and may allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving). It can take a few weeks for this medicine to work and during this time you may still have seizures.
In Treatment of Fibromyalgia
Pregalift ER 50mg Tablet ER may also be used to treat pain in people with fibromyalgia.
It reduces pain and also the mood changes, sleep problems, and tiredness that can be caused by the pain.
It interferes with pain messages traveling through the brain. Keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
SIDE EFFECTS OF PREGALIFT TABLET ER
Common side effects of Pregalift ER
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty in paying attention
- Dryness in mouth
- Edema (swelling)
- Weight gain
HOW TO USE PREGALIFT TABLET ER
Pregalift 50mg Tablet ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW PREGALIFT TABLET ER WORKS
Pregalift 50mg Tablet ER is an antiepileptic medication. When given for epilepsy, it is believed to work by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain, thus preventing seizures.
It is also used to treat nerve and muscle pain where it blocks pain by interfering with pain signals traveling through the damaged nerves and the brain.