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Gabawin-50 M Tablet

Manufactured byIcon Life Sciences
ContainsPregabalin (50 mg) + Methylcobalamin (500 mcg)
Description
Gabawin-50 M Tablet is a combination of Pregabalin and Methylcobalamin. It is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain (pain caused due to injury or damage to the nerve). It relieves pain by reducing the release of certain chemicals that send pain signals throughout your body. It also helps to repair the damaged nerves. Gabawin-50 M Tablet may cause side effects like nausea, dry mouth, swelling in your arms or feet, weight gain, weakness, and confusion. These symptoms may subside by themselves. However, consult your doctor if these side effects persist or worsen. Avoid driving vehicles or operating heavy machines as it may cause drowsiness. Gabawin-50 M Tablet may be taken with or without food. Take it at the same time every day for better results. Your doctor will determine the dose and duration of treatment based on your condition. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Avoid the discontinuation of this medicine without consulting your doctor as it may lead to withdrawal symptoms like headache, mood swings, irritation, etc. Gabawin-50 M Tablet should be avoided if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have kidney or heart problems. It is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age as there are no safety and efficacy data established. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Gabawin-50 M Tablet

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Chest tightness
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Confusion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Weakness
  • Drowsiness

Uses of Gabawin-50 M Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Peripheral Neuropathy
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time Gabawin-50 M Tablet takes to show its action is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Gabawin-50 M Tablet remains effective in your body is not known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Avoid consumption of alcohol during treatment with Gabawin-50 M Tablet. It may increase the risk of side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, and impaired ability to think. Hence, avoid performing activities that require mental alertness like driving vehicles or operating machines until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    Gabawin-50 M Tablet has a low abuse potential with limited physical and psychological dependence.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Gabawin-50 M Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Gabawin-50 M Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it may pass into breastmilk. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid taking Gabawin-50 M Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.

Leber's Disease

Leber's Disease is an inherited eye disorder that may lead to loss of vision. The symptoms include pain in the eye, blurring or clouding of vision, or loss of ability to complete visual tasks like reading, driving, etc. Gabawin-50 M Tablet is not recommended for use if you have this rare eye condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Gabawin-50 M Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Gabawin-50 M Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it may pass into breastmilk. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Kidney disease

Gabawin-50 M Tablet is filtered by the kidneys. Hence, use this medicine with caution if you have kidney problems as it may cause further kidney damage. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor the kidney function while you are taking this medicine.

Suicidal tendencies

Gabawin-50 M Tablet may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behaviour. Hence, close observation for change in mood or behaviour is necessary while you are taking this medicine.

Driving or operating machines

Gabawin-50 M Tablet may increase the risk of drowsiness, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, etc. Hence, avoid performing activities such as driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience any of these symptoms.

Withdrawal symptoms

Sudden discontinuation of Gabawin-50 M Tablet may lead to withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, depression, nervousness, convulsions (fits), etc. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Heart disease

Use Gabawin-50 M Tablet with caution if you have heart problems as it may cause abnormal heart rhythm which could result in further complications. This medicine may also cause retention of fluid in your body and increase the risk of heart failure. It is more likely to occur in the elderly with compromised heart function. Hence, your doctor will closely monitor the functioning of your heart during treatment with this medicine.

Potential for abuse

Gabawin-50 M Tablet may cause dependency (being habituated to the medicine, unable to function normally without it), especially if you have used other recreational medicines (medicines used for enjoyment and leisure purposes rather than for medical reasons) in the past. Inform your doctor if you had a history of substance abuse before taking this medicine.

High creatinine kinase levels

Myopathy is a condition in which the muscles do not function properly leading to muscle weakness. Use Gabawin-50 M Tablet with caution in such conditions as it may cause an increase in the creatine kinase levels. Thus, it may worsen your condition.

Use in Children

Gabawin-50 M Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose of Gabawin-50 M Tablet as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of an overdose of Gabawin-50 M Tablet.
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

N/A

Instructions

Avoid consumption of alcohol during treatment with Gabawin-50 M Tablet. It may increase the risk of side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, and impaired ability to think. Hence, avoid performing activities that require mental alertness like driving vehicles or operating machines until you know how this medicine affects you.
Interaction with Medicine

Lorazepam

Buprenorphine

Oxycodone

Propoxyphene

Pioglitazone

Ramipril

Disease interactions

Angioedema

Angioedema is the swelling of the inner layer of your skin. Gabawin-50 M Tablet may increase the risk of angioedema. Hence, use this medicine with caution if you have a history of angioedema. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Gabawin-50 M Tablet may be taken with or without food. Take this medicine for the recommended duration. Avoid taking more or less than the prescribed dose. Take this medicine at the same time every day for the ease of remembering. Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if you experience any side effects that persist or worsen. Avoid consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine as it may increase the risk of side effects. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience a change in behaviour or suicidal thoughts.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Gabawin-50 M Tablet is a combination of Pregabalin and Methylcobalamin. Pregabalin works by reducing the levels of certain chemical substances in the brain and preventing the transmission of pain signals. Methylcobalamin helps in the production of myelin (a substance that protects the nerve fibres) and repairs the damaged nerve cells.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Unknown

Classification

Category

Gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs, Vitamins

Schedule

Schedule H

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