Lyrica Pregabalin Capsules IP 300mg is a medication that contains pregabalin which is used for the treatment of epilepsy, generalized anxiety disorder, and peripheral and central neuropathic pain. Lyrica Pregabalin Capsules IP 300mg has anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, and analgesic properties and it works by binding to the auxiliary subunit called α2-δ protein of voltage-gated calcium channels in CNS.
What Lyrica (pregabalin) capsule is and what is it used for?
Lyrica is a medication that contains pregabalin which is used for the treatment of epilepsy, generalized anxiety disorder, and peripheral and central neuropathic pain.
How does the Lyrica (pregabalin) capsule work?
Lyrica Pregabalin Capsules IP 300mg has anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, and analgesic properties and it works by binding to the auxiliary subunit called α2-δ protein of voltage-gated calcium channels in CNS.
What do you need to know before taking Lyrica (pregabalin) Capsule?
Do not take Lyrica Capsules if you are allergic to pregabalin.
Warnings and precautions
Do not take the Lyrica capsule
If you have severe kidney problems
If you are suffering from depression
If you are a drug addict or have a history of drug abuse
If you consume alcohol
If you have heart problems
You must immediately stop taking Lyrica capsule and consult your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:
Hypersensitivity reaction or any sort of allergic reaction of skin by using Lyrica capsule
Swelling of the face, neck, and throat also called angioedema occurs during the use of the Lyrica capsule
If seizures become more frequent after using Lyrica capsule
If you have suicidal thoughts after using Lyrica capsule
Children and adolescents
If you are less than 18 years of age then you must not take the Lyrica Pregabalin Capsules IP 300mg as the safety profile of the Lyrica capsule is not been established in this age group.
Interaction of Lyrica (Pregabalin) capsule with other medicines
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently been taken any of the following medicine: Any medicine that causes sedation including opioids, pain killers such as oxycodone, lorazepam, etc
Lyrica (Pregabalin) capsule with food and alcohol
Do not take Lyrica capsule with alcohol as it will potentiate dizziness, and sleepiness and also decreases concentration. Lyrica Pregabalin Capsules IP 300mg can be taken with or without food.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby or if you are a breastfeeding mother, you must consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking Lyrica (pregabalin) capsule.
Effect of Lyrica capsule on your ability to drive or using machines
You may experience dizziness, sleepiness, and reduced concentration; therefore, you must not drive or operate machinery if you are taking Lyrica capsule or unless you become aware that the Lyrica capsule does not affect your consciousness.
How to take Lyrica (Pregabalin) Capsule?
You should take the Lyrica Capsulesexactly the way your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Method of administration:
Take the Lyrica capsule orally with water without opening the contents of the capsule.
The recommended dose range of pregabalin is 150 mg to 600 mg per day in two to three divided doses.
The recommended starting dose for neuropathic pain, epilepsy, and generalized anxiety disorder is 150mg but you can take a single capsule of 300mg twice a day if you are not feeling well after taking 150mg dose. The maximum dose is 600mg in 24 hours. Your doctor will decide the right dose for you depending upon your health and underlying condition. Continue the treatment with Lyrica Pregabalin Capsules IP 300mguntil your doctor asked you to stop after following the dose tapering mechanism.
What if you take more Lyrica (Pregabalin) capsules than you should?
If you take an overdose of Lyrica capsule you might feel sleepy, confused, agitated and restless. Therefore you must immediately contact your doctor or visit the nearby health facility if you take more Lyrica capsule than you are prescribed.
What if you forget to take Lyrica (Pregabalin) capsule?
Always try to take your medicine at the right time. If you forget to take your scheduled dose of Lyrica capsule then take it as soon as you remember it until it’s time to take your next dose, if so then take your next dose at its right time but do not take a double dose to make up for your missed doe.
What if you want to stop taking Lyrica (Pregabalin) capsule?
You must follow the pattern of gradual dose reduction for at least one week if you want to stop taking this medicine in order to avoid withdrawal effects of the Lyrica Pregabalin Capsules IP 300mg as it causes dependence.
The withdrawal effects of the Lyrica capsule are headache, nausea, anxiety, nervousness, depression, convulsion, diarrhea, dizziness, etc. If you will stop taking the Lyrica capsules suddenly you will experience such effects.
Side effects of Lyrica Pregabalin Capsules IP 300mg
Some of the common side effects of Lyrica Pregabalin Capsules IP 300mg are Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, confusion, disorientation, tremor, weak memory, insomnia, fatigue, numbness, blurred or double vision, vertigo, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, weight gain, muscle cramp, etc.
How to store Lyrica (Pregabalin) Capsule?
Lyrica Pregabalin Capsules IP 300mg does not require any special condition of storage. Keep Lyrica capsule out of reach and sight of children. Do not take the Lyrica capsule after its expiry date mentioned on the pack and blister strip.