Pregabid-75 is available in a capsule form which contains 75mg of Pregabalin. This drug is used to treat the intense pain caused by nerve damage or infection, fibromyalgia, and spinal cord injury. It works by binding calcium channels on nerves which modify the chemicals used by nerves to communicate with each other, thereby reducing pain and controlling seizures. In the case of epilepsy, it works in combination with other drugs to treat partial-onset seizures.
Dosage and Administration
Pregabid-75 mg (Pregabalin) is taken orally in capsule form with or without food. For patients suffering from postherpetic neuralgia, the recommended dosage is 75mg -150 mg as per physician’s prescription.
The dosage for treating neuropathic pain associated with spinal cord injury varies between 150 mg to 600 mg daily, depending on the severity of the injury. For the treatment of seizures, the recommended dosage is 150 mg to 600 mg per day divided into 2 to 3 doses; this too is based on how well the patient tolerates and responds to the treatment.
Typical side effects of Pregabalin are:
- Dry mouth
- Weight gain
- Edema in arms and legs
- Difficulty with concentration
Other side effects could include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Increased appetite
Pregabid 75(Pregabalin) should be used only after taking necessary approvals from the treating physician, especially after ruling out any allergies to the medication. Patients with cardiac and renal problems or allergies should get the medication/dosage confirmed by the doctor.
Prior to starting Pregabid 75 mg, it would be prudent to inform the doctor if you are:
- Having a history of cardiac and/or renal problems
- Pregnant or trying to become pregnant
- List of prescription drugs, non-prescription and herbal medications
Elderly patients could be more prone to side effects of this drug with symptoms of dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and unsteadiness. Pregabid-75 could make you drowsy and cause blurring in the vision; therefore, it is not advised to drive, use heavy machinery, or perform any activity that requires clear vision or a state of alertness. Avoidance of alcoholic beverages is recommended.
Drug Interactions with Pregabid 75 mg:
- Pioglitazone and Rosiglitazone could cause weight gain, fluid retention, and cardiac arrest.
- Antihistamines like diphenhydramine and cetirizine could cause excessive drowsiness.