What should I avoid while taking Pregabid CR?

  • Do not drive a car, work with machines, or do other dangerous activities until you know how Pregabid CR affects you.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Pregabid CR. Pregabid CR and alcohol can affect each other and increase side effects such as sleepiness and dizziness.

What should I tell my doctor before I start taking PREGABID CR?

  • Pregabalin extended release tablets are contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to pregabalin or any of its components. So tell the doctor if you have allergy or hypersensitivity to pregabalin.
  • Inform the doctor about your pregnancy status. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies with pregabalin extended release tablets in pregnant women. However, in animal reproduction studies, increased incidences of fetal structural abnormalities and other manifestations of developmental toxicity.
  • Inform the doctor about your pregnancy breastfeeding status. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with Pregabalin extended release tablets.
  • Inform the doctor about your pre-existing kidney disease. Pregabalin is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of adverse reactions to this drug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function. Pregabalin clearance is nearly proportional to CLcr. Dosage reduction in patients with reduced renal function is necessary.
  • Inform the doctor about your plan to father a child as Pregabalin CR has  potential risk of male-mediated teratogenicity.

Can I take PREGABID CR with other medicines or alcohol?

  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Pregabid CR, as Pregabid CR may potentiate the impairment of motor skills and sedating effects of alcohol.
  • There is a possibility of drug interactions with
  • Any drug that makes you sleepy, such as narcotic painkillers like hydrocodone or oxycodone, or medicines for anxiety like lorazepam, or antidepressant may further increase the risk for trouble breathing, sleepiness, dizziness when taken with pregabalin .
  • You should not drive if you are combining these types of medications. Don’t forget, some over-the-counter medications– like certain antihistamines — can cause drowsiness, too.
  • Some diabetes drugs — like rosiglitazone or pioglitazone — may lead to weight gain or swelling.
  • The use of an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (for example: lisinopril), may increase the chance for swelling and hives.