Pregabalin 100 mg Extended Release


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Pregabalin 100 mg Overview 

Generic Name
Pregabalin 100 mg Extended Release, Lyrica 100 mg, Pregabalin ER, Maxgalin ER 100
Active Ingredient
Pregabalin
Manufacturer
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Drug class
Anti-epileptic, Anticonvulsant, Fibromyalgia Agents
Dosage
100 mg Tablet
Treatment
Pain relief from damaged nerve (Neuropathic Pain), Epilepsy, anxiety, and certain types of seizures (fits).
Packaging
10 tablets in 1 strip
Price
$65 to $250
Delivery Time
10 - 12 Days
Delivered Countries
USA, UK, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, South Africa

What is Pregabalin 100 mg (ER)?

Pregabalin 100 mg (Extended Release) tablet treat pain relief from damaged nerve which is also known as (Neuropathic Pain) that can occur in your arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, or toes if you have diabetes and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN; the burning, stabbing pain or aches that may last for months or years after an attack of shingles).

Pregabalin 100 mg Tablet is a prescription medication used to treat neuropathic pain, epilepsy, and anxiety, among other things. Various illnesses, including diabetes and shingles, and an accident may cause nerve pain. 

It alleviates pain by reducing the production of chemical molecules in the brain that transmits pain signals. This medication safeguards nerve fibers and aids in regenerating injured nerve cells. It must be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor, in the dosages and for the duration specified.

Pregabalin Tablet is an anti-epileptic medication that may also be used with other medicines to treat certain types of seizures (fits). It can also treat the signs of an anxiety disorder if other drugs don't work. 

How to use Pregabalin 100 mg?

Pregabalin 100mg is used with or without food. The tablet should not be broken, chewed, or crushed. Pregabalin tablets or capsules should be taken whole with a glass of water. Pregabalin is usually used twice a day or three times a day.

To make it easier to remember:

  • Take this medicine at the same time every day.
  • Take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor for the period specified.
  • Avoid taking more or less than what is prescribed. If you have epilepsy, you must take pregabalin regularly.
  • Missed dosages may result in a seizure. It can be taken with or without food.
  • Pregabalin is often used to treat epilepsy; however, it may also treat pain or anxiety if you do not have epilepsy.
  • Pregabalin takes at least a few weeks to act.
  • Notify your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if any negative effects continue or worsen.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication since it may raise the chance of negative effects.

Pregabalin 100 mg may be taken with or without meals, but taking it simultaneously every day is crucial to obtain the best effect. Your illness and how you react to it will determine the precise amount and length of therapy. 

Your doctor will likely start you on a low dosage and gradually raise it. It may take a few weeks for the medicine to take effect. Follow your doctor's instructions and keep taking it regularly till then. Unless your doctor tells you to stop, your symptoms may worsen if you miss a dose.

How Pregabalin 100 mg ER works?

Pregabalin 100 mg is an anti-epileptic drug. When used to treat epilepsy, it is supposed to work by reducing aberrant electrical activity in the brain and reducing seizures. It also treats nerve and muscular pain by interfering with pain signals via injured nerves and the brain. 

It relieves pain and associated symptoms such as mood changes, sleep problems, and exhaustion. It is thought to act by interfering with pain signals sent by injured nerves to the brain. 

Taking this medication daily can enhance your physical and social functioning and general quality of life. It takes a few weeks to take effect, so take it regularly, even if you don't believe it's helping. 

It is thought to act by delaying nerve impulses in the brain that trigger seizures. It reduces symptoms, including stupor, uncontrolled jerking movements, loss of consciousness, and fear or anxiety. 

It will give you greater confidence in your everyday activities and may enable you to undertake certain things you would otherwise be banned from or terrified to accomplish (such as swimming and driving). 

It may take many weeks for this medication to take effect, and you may still have seizures. It alleviates pain and mood swings, sleep issues, and weariness that often accompany it. It disrupts pain signals as they go through the brain. 

Even if your symptoms have subsided, you should continue taking the medication until your doctor instructs you.

Pregabalin 100 mg side effects

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Chest tightness
  • Diarrhea
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands, and feet 
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Lack of coordination
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Confusion
  • Weight gain
  • Drowsiness 

Pregabalin 100 Dosage Instruction 

If you miss dosage:

As soon as you recall, take the missing Pregabalin 100 mg dosage. If your next dosage is due, omit the missed dose. Keep your dosage the same to compensate for a missed dose.

Overdose

Pregabalin 100 mg should never be used more than the recommended amount. In the event of an overdose, seek immediate medical attention for additional instructions. 

Interactions

Interaction with Alcohol

If you use Pregabalin 100 mg of, you should avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase the chance of negative effects such as dizziness, sleepiness, and poor thinking. Avoid work requiring high mental alertness, such as driving or operating machinery.

Interaction with Medicine 

  • Lorazepam
  • Buprenorphine
  • Oxycodone
  • Propoxyphene
  • Azatadine
  • Ramipril

Other medications

Pregabalin 100 mg may interact with other medications, resulting in negative effects. As a result, before commencing therapy, notify your doctor about all your existing medications, including any herbs or supplements.

Interaction with Disease

Angioedema

If you have a history of angioedema, use Pregabalin 100 mg with care (swelling of the inner layer of the skin). This medication may raise the risk of angioedema. Based on your clinical state, your doctor may recommend an alternative. 

Warnings

Pregnancy

Pregabalin 100 mg should not be used during pregnancy unless required. If you are pregnant, see your doctor.

Breast-feeding

Pregabalin 100 mg should not be used during nursing since it may enter breast milk. If you are nursing, speak with your doctor.

General Precautions

Kidney failure

If you have renal issues, take Pregabalin 100 mg with care since it may cause more kidney damage. While using this medication, your doctor may recommend testing to check your kidney function.

Operating or driving machinery

Pregabalin 100 mg may cause drowsiness, dizziness, trouble focusing, and other side effects. As a result, if you experience any of these symptoms, avoid undertaking tasks such as driving a car or operating machinery.

Pregabalin 100 mg Symptoms of withdrawal

Pregabalin 100 mg withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, mood changes, sadness, anxiety, and convulsions (fits) may occur if Pregabalin 100 mg is abruptly stopped. Do not discontinue using this medication without first visiting your doctor.

Cardiovascular disease

If you have heart issues, take Pregabalin 100 mg with care since it might induce irregular heart rhythms, which can lead to more trouble. This medication may cause fluid retention in your body and raise your risk of heart failure. It is more common in the elderly with impaired cardiac function. As a result, your doctor will regularly monitor your heart's functioning while taking this medication.

Used by children

Pregabalin 100 mg is not advised for children under 18 since the evidence of safety and effectiveness is insufficient.

Abuse possibility

Pregabalin 100 mg may create dependence (you may become addicted to the drug and be unable to function correctly without it), particularly if you have previously taken other recreational medicines (medicines used for pleasure and leisure rather than for medical reasons). Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have a history of drug misuse.

Creatinine kinase levels are elevated

Myopathy is a disorder that causes muscular weakness because the muscles do not work correctly. In such cases, take Pregabalin 100 mg with care since it may cause a rise in creatine kinase levels. As a result, it may aggravate your disease.

Talk to your doctor if

  • If you have an allergic reaction such as rashes, itching, swelling around your face and other body parts, or trouble breathing after taking Pregabalin 100 mg, contact your doctor immediately.
  • You have a cardiac condition, are diabetic, or have renal function issues.
  • You are over the age of 60 or have a respiratory disease.
  • Pregabalin 100 mg may cause dizziness, resulting in an accident in older people. 
  • Be careful if you are an elderly patient or administering this medication to an elderly patient.
  • You have issues with your eyesight, dizziness and tiredness, stomach pain, constipation, and so on.
  • If you are having suicidal thoughts, contact your doctor right away.
  • Do not discontinue this medication suddenly; your doctor will gradually reduce the dosage.
  • Pregabalin 100 mg is not suggested for individuals under the age of 18.

How long should I take pregabalin 100mg for nerve pain?

Usually, Pregabalin 100 will be taken for as long as you have nerve pain. Pregabalin 100 mg is used for relieving nerve pain. It should be checked every 6-12 months.

If someone has been taking Pregabalin 100mg for a long time and the nerve pain is not reducing or your doctor or pain specialist thinks so, reduce the dose gradually to see if you still need it. You can take their help in doing this.

If you are taking Pregabalin 100 mg tablet, do not stop taking it suddenly. For some time. Your body may get used to pregabalin. If you stop taking it suddenly it may cause side effects and withdrawal symptoms.

Pregabalin has the potential to cause tolerance, dependence and. Although its addiction is rare. It is mostly prescribed for chronic pain. If you have any more questions or problems about Pregabalin, consult with your doctor or pain specialist. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q1) What is pregabalin 100mg ER used for?

Ans: Pregabalin 100mg is used to treat epilepsy, anxiety, and nerve pain. Nerve pain can be caused by a variety of conditions, including diabetes and shingles, or by injury.

Q2) What are the side effects of Pregabalin 100?

Ans: Side effects of pregabalin 100mg are blurred vision, double vision, clumsiness, unsteadiness, dizziness, drowsiness, or trouble thinking. Don't use this medicine or do anything that could be dangerous until you know how it affects you. If these side effects are particularly bothersome to you, contact your doctor and seek advice.

Q3) Is pregabalin 100 ER good for sleep?

Ans: Yes, Pregabalin 100mg is an anticonvulsant drug and has also been shown to be effective in improving the quality of sleep in patients who suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, neuralgia, or epilepsy.

Q4) Is pregabalin 100 mg a good pain reliever?

Ans: Moderate-quality evidence suggests that pregabalin at doses of 100 mg or 300 mg daily is appropriate in reducing moderate to severe neuropathic pain after shingles or pain caused by diabetes in some people.

Q5) Is Pregabalin 100 for Mental Health?

Ans: Pregabalin 100mg is an anticonvulsant drug that is sometimes used to treat anxiety. If you're 18 or over, and you have a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), a doctor may prescribe pregabalin for you.

Q6) For how long should I take pregabalin 100 ER?

Ans: Usually, pregabalin 100 ER will be taken for relief as long as you have nerve pain. It should be checked every 6-12 months. If someone has been taking pregabalin for a long time it may not work as well it may not be needed.

Q7) Why take Pregabalin 100mg at night?

Ans: Treatment with pregabalin 100 has been associated with improvement in all forms of insomnia and improvement in sleep functional impairment and has been found to be correlated with improvement in quality of life on subjective global measures.

Q8) How long does it take for this medication to work?

Ans: It is unknown how long Pregabalin 100 mg takes to take effect.

Q9) How long does this medication's impact last?

Ans: The length of time Pregabalin 100 mg stays active in your body is unknown.

Q10) Is it okay to drink beer while taking this medication?

Ans: If you use Pregabalin 100 mg of, you should avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase the chance of negative effects such as dizziness, sleepiness, and poor thinking.

Q11) Is this a habit-forming drug?

Ans: Pregabalin 100 mg has a modest potential for misuse and causes minimal physical and psychological dependency.

Q12) Is Pregabalin 100 drug safe to use while pregnant?

Ans: Pregabalin 100 mg should not be taken during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Q13) Is it safe to use this medicine while breastfeeding?

Ans: Pregabalin 100 mg should not be used during nursing since it may enter breast milk. If you are nursing, speak with your doctor.

Q14) What impact does Pregabalin 100 mg have on the liver?

Ans: Pregabalin 100 mg has no negative effects on the liver.

Q15) What is the cardiovascular effect of Pregabalin 100mg Tablet?

Ans: Pregabalin 100 mg has no negative effects on the heart.

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