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Progaba Gel

Manufactured byIcon Life Sciences
ContainsGabapentin (6 %w/w) + Lidocaine (5 %w/w)
Description

Progaba Gel is a combination medicine which may be used for the treatment of neuropathic pain. It may block the nerve signals from a specific part of the body and alters the pain sensation. This medicine is not recommended for use if you are known allergic to it.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Progaba Gel

  • Burning, itching, and irritation of the skin
  • Redness of skin
  • Cracked or scaly skin

Uses of Progaba Gel

What is it prescribed for?

  • Neuropathic pain
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Gabapentin, Lidocaine or any other active inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Other medicines

This combination medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

External Use only

This medicine is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds.

Use in Children

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients below 18 years of age due to the increased risk of adverse effects. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
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

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Sodium Nitrite

Prilocaine

Disease interactions

Liver/Kidney Diseases

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having an impairment of normal liver/kidney function due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments and constant monitoring of liver/kidney function are advised in such cases.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the gel to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by altering the way the body senses the pain by blocking pain signals from the body to the brain.
Legal Status

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs, Topical anesthetics

Schedule

Schedule H

Gabapentin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 9 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00996

Lidocaine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 16 June 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00281
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Information on this page was last updated on 6 Jun 2019

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