Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S

Description

  • Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is prescribed to for the treatment of severe anxiety,panic attacks and seizures 
  • Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is also commonly prescribed as treatment of fibromyalgia and nerve damage associated with diabetes
  • Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S contains Pregabalin
  • Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is taken orally (via mouth) 
  • Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is to be administered under doctor’s advisement 
  • Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is prescribed to individuals above 18 years of age 
Categories: ,
Type

Capsule

Feature

150mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Pregabalin

Composition

Pregabalin 150 mg

Brand

Ccl Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S belongs to a family of chemicals known as anticonvulsants and is prescribed for treatment of anxiety,epilepsy and nerve damage caused by diabetes and herpes zoster virus (shingles).Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S works by interrupting the nerve signals that stimulate pain thereby,calming the nerves and decreasing the pain felt by the patient.

2-3 tablets per day are prescribed most commonly.Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S’s dosage is entirely dependent upon the patient’s pain level and how well they respond to Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S and therefore,each patient has a different dose customized to fit their needs best,by a doctor.It is normal to have your dose altered periodically by a doctor to best fit the patient’s requirements.

For patients under the age of 18 years as well as for pregnant and lactating mothers,Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is not safe and therefore not prescribed.Elderly patients may ingest Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S but ideally a lower dosage,as due to decreased kidney functions in old age the elimination process of Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S might be slower.

Fatigue,dry mouth,dizziness,headache and stomach problems are just a few of the common side effects felt by patients while ingesting Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S,these effects tend to resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Alcohol consumption is not advised while ingesting Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S as that would result in extreme dizziness.Unnecessary consumption of Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is not advised.

It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly once the patient feels better (usually after a few days) without consulting a doctor.If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that may lead to serious adverse effects.

Indications

Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Anxiety
  • Nerve damage due to uncontrolled diabetes
  • Nerve damage due to Herpes Zoster Virus (shingles)
  • Epilepsy 
  • Spinal cord injury

How Does Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S Work

It is uncertain how Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S works exactly but it is said that Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S works by blocking voltage gated calcium channels,that in turn reduce/block the entrance of calcium ions thereby,reducing the number of nerve impulses triggered and felt by the patient.

How To Use Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S 

Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is to be ingested orally with sufficient liquids,to ease the passage of the tablet.Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S can be ingested at any time of the day although it is preferable that it be ingested after dinner.Tablet is not to be crushed or chewed but instead swallowed whole.Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S can be ingested either with or without food.

It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly once the patient feels better (usually after a few days) without consulting a doctor as that would patient experiencing adverse effects such as stomach problems,dizzinesss,headaches and other withdrawl symptoms.If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day or remember when the time for the next dose is near;do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that may lead to serious adverse effects

Dosage

A tablet is most commonly prescribed to be taken 2-3 times a day,though Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S’s dosage is entirely dependent upon the patient’s pain level and how well they respond to Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S and therefore,each patient has a different dose customized to fit their needs best by a doctor.Patients are prescribed a lower dose of Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S in the beginning as Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S causes dizziness;the dose may be increased after a few weeks depending on how the patient responds to Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S.

A low dosage of Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S may be prescribed to elderly patients suffering from mild to moderate kidney impairment as elimination of Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S from the body in such cases is slower.Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is not prescribed to patients under the age of 18 years.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore this Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S as treatment,then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Acute intoxication with alcohol
  • Addiction to hypnotics,analgesics or other CNS-acting drugs

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S:

  • Avoid abrupt withdrawal (taper over at least 1 week) 
  • Severe congestive heart failure
  • Renal impairment 
  • Lung impairment 
  • History of substance abuse
  • Encephalopathy 
  • Diabetes 
  • Monitor patients for suicidal thoughts or behaviour 
  • Elderly

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S:

  • Oxycodone
  • Ethanol 
  • Lorazepam 
  • Opioid analgesics
  • Alcohol
  • CNS depressants
  • Anti-spasticity agents
  • Antihistamine
  • Orlistat 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Oedema 
  • Dizziness 
  • Drowsiness 
  • Somnolence
  • Fatigue

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased libido
  • Ataxia
  • Tremor
  • Dysarthria 
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Erectile dysfunction 
  • Musculoskeletal pain 
  • Back and limb pain 
  • Cervical spasm
  • Irritability 
  • Attention disturbance
  • Memory impairment 
  • Paraesthesia
  • Euphoria 
  • Confusion
  • Weight gain
  • Visual disturbances
  • Renal failure
  • Encephalopathy

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

 

  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day,chewing sugarless gum and using alcohol free mouthwash.
  • Fatigue – Patients are advised to have a healthy diet with a healthy balance of fruits and vegetables to help reduce fatigue in patients.Any and all unnecessary activities are advised to be cancelled for a few days so patients can rest.

Key Facts About Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S

  • Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety,nerve damage from diabetes or shingles and epilepsy
  • Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S may cause common symptoms such as dry mouth,stomach problems and dizziness
  • Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is not prescribed to pregnant or lactating women
  • Alcohol intake is not recommended while undergoing treatment with Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S
  • Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is not prescribed to children aged 18 years and under

FAQs

#1.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#2.HOW IS Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is to be ingested orally,as per doctor’s prescription.Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is to be taken either with or without food,preferably with water to ease the tablet’s passage to the patient’s throat.

#3.CAN I TAKE Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No.Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S has been known to cause harm to the fetus and cause complications during pregnancy.Hence, it is advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or may think you are pregnant.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S as treatment, then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

#4.HOW TO STORE Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S?

Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#5.DOES Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

Yes,excessive amounts of Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S for an extremely long period of time,may cause addiction to Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S.Although Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S taken under the advise and care of a doctor is safe.

#6.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S?

Alcohol is known to  cause extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment as Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S causes dizziness aswell.

#7.CAN Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S INTERFERE WITH FERTILITY?

There is evidence that suggests long term usage or excessive use of Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S may affect male fertility.

#8.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#9.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S?

  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Somnolence (sleepiness)
  • Headache

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S.

#10.IS IT SAFE TO INGEST Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.It is perfectly safe to ingest Gablin 150mg Capsule 7 ‘S while taking oral contraceptives.