Antidepressants and Alcohol

Antidepressants' Interactions and Side Effects

The drug Pregabalin is usually prescribed to the patients with epilepsy and anxiety. It also helps to treat nerve pain.

The Pregabalin drug is available only according to the doctor’s prescription and comes in the form of capsules or liquids.

Pregabalin has the following action: with nerve pain, the drug blocks the pain, interfering with reports of the pain passing through the brain and down the spine; it stops seizures during epilepsy; with strong anxiety, it helps the brain to avoid the chemicals that cause the patient to worry.

Usually, the drug is taken 2-3 times a day. You can take it regardless of the meal.

As for the side effects, they are insignificant and pass themselves. Common side effects are dizziness, drowsiness and headache.

Pregabalin is allowed only to the adults.

Before taking the medication Pregabalin, you should inform your doctor if you experience the following conditions: your skin is allergic to Pregabalin or any another medication; you plan to become pregnant or you are pregnant or lactating; alcohol addiction; you are on a controlled sodium or potassium diet, or your kidneys do not work well. Talk to your doctor to make sure that this medication is good for you.

The drug Pregabalin should be taken according to the instructions of your doctor.

The usual dose of the drug Pregabalin ranges from 150 to 600 mg per day. It should be divided into 2 - 3 separate doses. The doses should be distributed evenly throughout the day. It is necessary to swallow whole Pregabalin capsules with water.

If you take Pregabalin in a liquid form, then it will be supplied with a spoon to measure the right dosage.

To prevent side effects your doctor will prescribe a low dose and then increase it in a few days.

If you are taking this medication for anxiety or nervous pain, then it is likely that after the disappearance of your symptoms, you will continue to take the drug for several months.

Remember, that if you forget to take a dose of the drug on time, you can take it as soon as you remember, but if it’s already time to take the next dose, then skip the missed one and take the medicine as planned.

An overdose of the drug Pregabalin can cause unpleasant side effects and you should immediately consult a doctor if you feel intense excitement or drowsiness after taking a high dose of the medicine.

Pregabalin can cause side effects, but they are not serious and pass quickly. Keep taking the medication, but tell your doctor if you have the following side effects: drowsiness, tiredness or dizziness; swollen hands; mood changes; headaches; diarrhea; memory problems; weight gain (the drug may increase the feeling of hunger).

If, suddenly, after taking Pregabalin, you began to experience more serious side effects, then immediately seek medical help. Serious side effects may include: breathing problems; suicidal thoughts; problems with going to the toilet, including the presence of blood in the urine, the need to urinate more often or constipation; severe dizziness and the loss of consciousness; hallucinations.

Before taking the medication you should consult with your doctor about the action of the medication and about possible side effects, which you may face. Make sure that this medicine is suitable for you. Remember that only your doctor can prescribe the medicine you need and determine the appropriate dose for you. Do not take medicines without the doctor’s prescription and approval. Carefully follow the instructions for using the drug.