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About PREGABALIN+AMITRIPTYLINE

AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN is a combination medicine indicated for the management of neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is a chronic progressive nerve disease which causes nerve pain due to nerve damage or a malfunctioning nervous system. The pain could be intermittent or continuous, which is felt as a prickling, stabbing, tingling or burning sensation.

AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN is a combination of two drugs: Pregabalin (anti-convulsant), and Amitriptyline (antidepressant). Pregabalin works by binding to the specific site on voltage-gated calcium channels; this helps in relieving nerve pain. Amitriptyline increases the level of serotonin and noradrenaline, thereby decreasing the movement of pain receptors. Together, AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN helps to treat neuropathic pain. 

You are advised to take AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as weight gain, dry mouth, blurred vision, dizziness, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and constipation. Most of these side-effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side-effects persistently.

Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN may cause drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN should not be given to children as safety and effectiveness have not been established. Avoid consuming alcohol along with AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN as it could lead to increased dizziness and sleepiness. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and medicines to rule out any side-effects.

Uses of PREGABALIN+AMITRIPTYLINE

Neuropathic pain

Medicinal Benefits

AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN is a combination of two drugs: Pregabalin (anti-convulsant), and Amitriptyline (antidepressant). Pregabalin works by binding to the specific site on voltage-gated calcium channels; this helps in relieving nerve pain. Amitriptyline increases the level of serotonin and noradrenaline, thereby decreasing the movement of pain receptors. Together, AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN helps to treat neuropathic pain. 

Directions for Use

Take AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN with or without food. Swallow AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN as a whole with a glass of water; do not chew or break it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of PREGABALIN+AMITRIPTYLINE

  • Weight gain
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN if you are allergic to any of its contents; if you have taken MAO inhibitors in the last 14days. Inform your doctor before taking AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN if you have/had heart problems, bipolar syndrome, severe liver disease or porphyria. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN may cause drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN should not be given to children as safety and effectiveness have not been established. Avoid consuming alcohol along with AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN as it could lead to increased drowsiness and sleepiness.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN may interact with antidepressants (duloxetine, sertraline, escitalopram), pain killers (fentanyl, hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone, acetaminophen), anti-convulsant (topiramate), anti-anxiety (alprazolam), sedative-hypnotics (zolpidem), antihistamine (diphenhydramine, cetirizine), muscle relaxant (cyclobenzaprine), thyroid hormone (levothyroxine).

Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid alcohol consumption while taking AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN as it might cause increased dizziness and sleepiness.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have suicidal tendency, angioedema, creatine kinase elevations, heart problems, depression, fits, pheochromocytoma (tumour of the adrenal gland), bone marrow suppression, tardive dyskinesia (involuntary facial movements), glaucoma, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, thyroid problems, urinary retention, kidney or liver problems.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN as it may increase drowsiness and sleepiness.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Consult your doctor before taking AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN; your doctor will decide whether AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN may cause drowsiness, sleepiness and blurred vision. Do not drive or operate machinery unless you are alert.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with liver impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have a liver impairment or any concerns regarding this.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with kidney impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment or any concerns regarding this.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Include food rich in vitamin B and D in your diet.
  • Include cayenne pepper in your diet as it can help in lowering neuropathic pain.
  • Exercising regularly helps in improving overall health and combating pain.
  • Rest well, and get plenty of sleep.
  • Try taking a warm bath, as it can be soothing.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Meditation and yoga can help lower stress, decrease pain sensitivity and improves coping skills.
  • Acupuncture can be helpful by stimulating pressure points.
  • Using essential oils for massages can help increase circulation.

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Neuropathic pain: Neuropathic pain is caused due to damage to sensory nerves. It is caused by chronic progressive nerve disease or due to infection or injury. The pain could be intermittent or continuous, which is felt as a prickling, stabbing, tingling or burning sensation. A feeling of numbness and loss of sensations is also common with neuropathic pain. Usually, the body sends the pain signals when there is an injury, but with neuropathic pain, the pain is not triggered by an injury; the body unpromptedly sends the pain signals. Symptoms include spontaneous, untriggered pain, unpleasant feeling, shooting, burning or stabbing pain, difficulty resting or sleeping, and evoked pain (pain caused by events usually not painful).

FAQs

How does AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN work?

AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN contains Pregabalin and Amitriptyline. Pregabalin works by binding to the specific site on voltage-gated calcium channels; this helps in relieving nerve pain. Amitriptyline increases the level of serotonin and noradrenaline, thereby decreasing the movement of pain receptors. Together, AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN helps to treat neuropathic pain.

Does AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN cause weight gain?

AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN may cause weight gain due to an increase in appetite. Maintain a healthy weight by regular exercise and following a proper diet.

How to cope with dry mouth?

Dry mouth could be a side-effect of AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN. Limiting caffeine intake, avoiding smoking and mouthwashes containing alcohol, drinking water regularly, and chewing sugar-free gum/candy might stimulate saliva and prevent drying of the mouth.

Can I stop taking AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN if I feel well?

To treat your condition effectually, continue taking AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN for as long as prescribed. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you feel any difficulty while taking AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN; your doctor will reduce the dose gradually.

Is AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN used to treat diabetic neuropathy?

AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN is used to treat neuropathic pain due to diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a condition in which nerve damage occurs due to high blood glucose levels. It mostly damages the nerves in legs and feet.

Does AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN cause sexual disturbances?

AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN may cause sexual disturbances such as decreased sex drive and problems with erection. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this.

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AMITRIPTYLINE+PREGABALIN