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Gabafit 75 MG Capsule

Manufactured byGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsPregabalin
Description

Gabafit 75 MG Capsule is an anti-epileptic medicine used for the treatment of certain types of seizures. It is also used to relieve pain associated with nerve damage caused by conditions such as diabetes, certain viral diseases, and fibromyalgia.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Gabafit 75 MG Capsule

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Chest tightness
  • Chills
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Memory problem
  • Loss of coordination
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Slurred speech
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Burning, numbness, tingling in the arms and feet

Uses of Gabafit 75 MG Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    This medicine has a varying onset time depending on the intended use.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 10-12 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Avoid or limit the use of alcohol while taking this medicine. One should refrain from operating heavy machinery or performing works that require a high level of mental alertness.
  • Is it habit forming?
    This medicine has a low abuse potential with limited physical and psychological dependence.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    Use of this medicine during pregnancy is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. It should be used only when no other alternatives are capable of producing the desired results. Consult your doctor and discuss the potential benefits and risks before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    Use of this medicine by breastfeeding women is not recommended. However, if it becomes necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Pregabalin.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Use of this medicine during pregnancy is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. It should be used only when no other alternatives are capable of producing the desired results. Consult your doctor and discuss the potential benefits and risks before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Use of this medicine by breastfeeding women is not recommended. However, if it becomes necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Kidney disease and dialysis

This medicine should be administered with caution in patients having an impaired kidney function. Suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the serum creatinine clearance levels. Recommended dosage guidelines should be followed for patients on hemodialysis.

Suicidal tendencies

This medicine can cause suicide ideation and hence should be used with caution especially in people who have had such tendencies in past.

Drowsiness and motor impairment

This medicine can cause drowsiness and impairment of thoughts and movements. You should refrain from driving or performing tasks that require a high level of mental alertness after taking this medicine.

Male mediated teratogenicity

This medicine has been associated with a defect in sperm and may cause a defect in the baby. It should be used with caution in males who are planning to father a baby in near future.

Withdrawal symptoms

Use of this medicine should not be stopped abruptly especially when used for epilepsy. The risk of adverse effects is high if it is withdrawn suddenly. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Potential for abuse

This medicine can cause dependence especially in people who are chronic alcohol users or have used other recreational drugs in the past. Report the past use of alcohol or other drugs to the doctor before receiving pregabalin.

Angioedema

This medicine can cause swelling of the inner layers of the skin and can cause severe to fatal levels of respiratory blockage. Report any instance of chest pain and breathing difficulty to the doctor while you are using this medicine.

Edema

This medicine can cause fluid retention in the body and hence should be used with caution in patients suffering from any fluid retention disorders.

Heart block

This medicine can cause heart rhythm abnormalities which could result in blockage and associated complications. It should be used with caution in patients having a heart and blood vessel disease.

High creatinine kinase levels

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a blood clotting disorder or high levels of creatinine kinase levels in the blood.

Rhabdomyolysis

This medicine has been associated with rare cases of muscle breakdown disorders that affect kidneys. You should report any instance of muscle pain, weakness, the presence of dark reddish coloration of urine to the doctor on priority.

Other medicines

Report the use of all medicines including supplements and herbs to the doctor to avoid side effects due to interactions.

Pediatric use

The use of this medicine is not recommended if the patient is below 18 years of age.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include agitation, mental confusion, excessive drowsiness.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Use of alcohol with pregabalin can cause severe drowsiness, dizziness, lack of coordination. It can also cause an impairment in thinking and judgment in some people.

Instructions

Avoid or limit the use of alcohol while taking this medicine. One should refrain from operating heavy machinery or performing works that require a high level of mental alertness.
Interaction with Medicine

Lorazepam

Pioglitazone

Ramipril

Oxycodone

Disease interactions

Angioedema

This medicine should be administered with caution in patients who have a history of or are at risk of developing swellings of the inner layers of the skin. These swellings can cause airway blockage and prove life-threatening.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Gabafit 75 MG Capsule as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. You are advised to continue taking this medicine for the recommended period of time. The dose to be taken is likely to be changed based on the response. Inform the doctor if symptoms don't improve after using it or any unwanted side effects like vision disturbance are experienced.
Miscelleneous

Food timings: Information not available

Administration time: Information not available

Sleep inducing: Information not available

How it works
This medicine acts by reducing certain chemical transmitters in the brain and slowing down nerve impulses.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs

Schedule

Schedule H

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