Common name:

  • Prigabalin
  • Пригабалин(Russian)
  • プリガバリン(Japanese)
  • 普瑞巴林( Chinese)
  • പ്രിഗബാലിൻ(Malayalam)
  • พริกาบาลิน(Thai)
  • პრიგაბალინი (Georgian)
  • Prigabaline(French)

What is Prigabalin?

Pregabalin belongs to a group of antiepileptic drugs, however it can be used to treat other problems.

This drug is the first line of treatment for a type of epilepsy called partial epilepsy. In this disease, short-term seizures occur due to a disturbance in the electrical current of cells on one side of the brain. Therefore, the symptoms also occur in a part of the body. Pregabalin is used to reduce seizures by reducing the abnormal electrical current in brain cells alone or in combination with other antiepileptic drugs.
Pregabalin is also used to treat chronic pain from nerve damage. This type of pain, known as neuropathic pain, can have a variety of causes, such as diabetes or shingles.
Another case is the use of pregabalin in the treatment of symptoms of anxiety disorders, especially in people who have not responded to other drugs that treat this disorder.pregabalin for anxiety is so so use.

How to take Pregabalin

The daily dose of pregabalin may be different for each person as determined by your doctor, so take the medicine exactly as your doctor advised and regularly.
-Because this drug affects the nervous system, it should be taken regularly and under the supervision of a doctor. Although you may not feel better in the first few weeks of treatment, still continue your treatment and according to See your doctor regularly and also ask your doctor or pharmacist to improve the treatment of all your problems and issues.
Discontinuation of this drug suddenly and without a doctor’s opinion can have adverse effects on the patient, including a seizure, so discontinuation of this drug should be done gradually and under the supervision of a physician.
– Your doctor may start treatment with a small amount of medication and after your body gets used to it, increase the amount of your medication to reduce the risk of side effects from the medication.
This medicine does not interfere with food and can be taken before or after food. Swallow the capsule completely with a glass of water and avoid opening or chewing it.
– If you forget to take a dose, take it immediately after the reminder, unless the reminder time is close to the next dose. In this case, do not take the missed dose and take the next dose on time, but to Never double the dose.
This drug is available in capsules in different amounts (doses) from 50 to 300 mg, so when you receive a new prescription, check the capsule dose and ask your pharmacist your questions.
If you have been prescribed the liquid oral form, measure the dose carefully with a special syringe each time and consult your pharmacist about how to use and measure it.

Common side effects of Pregabalin

Sensation of dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision or diplopia are the side effects of this drug, so avoid driving and doing things that require caution and concentration until the effect of the drug disappears.
Ask your pharmacist about the right painkiller for possible headaches from taking this medicine.
Dry mouth is also one of the symptoms related to the use of this drug, which can be eliminated with chewing gum or sugar-free candy.
If you feel nauseous from taking this drug, eating light and simple foods and avoiding high-fat and spicy foods will solve this problem.
Gastrointestinal changes such as constipation and diarrhea may occur as a result of taking this drug.
In case of constipation, a proper diet rich in fiber and consuming adequate amounts of fluids, and in case of diarrhea, consuming sufficient amounts of fluids is effective.
Weight gain is one of the complications that occupy the minds of consuming patients. But if you follow a proper diet and have physical activity appropriate to your weight, there is no need to worry about this.
Talk to your doctor if you have mood swings, respiratory infections, insomnia, tremors, or any problems during treatment with this drug.
In case of allergic symptoms such as shortness of breath, swelling of the face, tongue or lips, sore throat, etc., inform your doctor immediately.

Pregabalin Warning

1- Evaluation of drug effectiveness (pain control and number of seizures)
2- Evaluation of sedation rate, symptoms of myopathy, angioedema, visual disturbances, weight gain and edema, skin health in diabetic patients.
3- Measurement of creatine kinase level, platelet count
4- Renal function should be checked periodically and the dose should be adjusted.
5 – History of cardiovascular problems, diabetes, use of ACEI drugs and drugs (if there is a history of drug use, the likelihood of drug dependence increases).
6- Monitoring for the presence of depressive symptoms, suicidal thoughts and mood swings
The patient should be reminded to report any sudden weight gain, suicidal ideation, muscle pain and weakness, and visual disturbances immediately.
– When stopping treatment, the dose of the drug should be gradually reduced.
– Warning the patient about the possible confusing effect of the drug and advising him to refrain from driving or doing activities that require full consciousness.
– Warn the patient about the possibility of misuse of the drug and advise to keep it in a safe place
– If taking medication to control seizures, the patient should be taught safety tips in the face of seizures

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