Pregabalin Actavis

Pregabalin Actavis

pregabalin

Manufacturer:

Teva

Distributor:

Zuellig
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Pregabalin
Indications/Uses
Epilepsy & general anxiety disorder in adults.
Dosage/Direction for Use
150-600 mg daily, given either bd or tds.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Special Precautions
Reports of allergic reaction; heart failure especially in elderly w/ CV conditions; kidney failure; convulsions while on treatment or shortly after stopping pregabalin; encephalopathy. Associated w/ dizziness & somnolence which could increase the occurrence of accidental injury in elderly patients. May cause blurring or loss of vision, or other changes in eyesight. DM patients may need an alteration in their diabetic medicines. Monitor for suicidal ideation & behaviour. Patients w/ history of alcoholism or any drug abuse or dependence. Concomitant use w/ medicines that may cause constipation. Do not drink alcohol while taking pregabalin. May affect ability to drive & use machines. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn & adolescents <18 yr. Elderly w/ kidney problems.
Adverse Reactions
Dizziness, drowsiness, headache. Increased appetite; feeling of elation, confusion, disorientation, decrease in sexual interest, irritability; disturbance in attention, clumsiness, memory impairment, loss of memory, tremor, difficulty w/ speaking, tingling feeling, numbness, sedation, lethargy, insomnia, fatigue, feeling abnormal; blurred vision, double vision; vertigo, problems w/ balance, fall; dry mouth, constipation, vomiting, flatulence, diarrhoea, nausea, swollen abdomen; difficulties w/ erection; swelling of the body including extremities; feeling drunk, abnormal style of walking; wt gain; muscle cramp, joint pain, back pain, pain in limb; sore throat.
Drug Interactions
Degree of dizziness, sleepiness & decreased concentration may be increased w/ oxycodone, lorazepam, alcohol.
ATC Classification
N03AX16 - pregabalin ; Belongs to the class of other antiepileptics.
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