Epinerve-PG 75 Tablet is a medicine used to treat epilepsy, anxiety, and nerve pain. It is also used to treat a condition called as fibromyalgia which is characterized by widespread muscle pain and stiffness.
You can take Epinerve-PG 75 Tablet with or without food. If you have epilepsy you may be taking it for many years. If you have nerve pain or anxiety the treatment may be shorter. The dose and duration of treatment depends on what you are taking it for and will be adjusted for you and your condition, probably starting at a low dose and working up to one which suits you. Follow your doctor’s instructions. Take this medicine at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It takes at least a few weeks for the medicine to work. Continue taking it until your doctor tells you to stop. If you have epilepsy, missing doses or stopping this medicine suddenly may trigger a seizure/fit. You should avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase some side effects.
The side effects of this medicine are usually mild and go away by themselves. The most common ones are feeling sleepy and feeling dizzy. Other side effects include an increased appetite, weight gain, difficulty concentrating, mood changes, blurred vision, confusion, and swelling in your hands and feet. Most side effects are not serious and do not need medical attention. Talk to your doctor about potential side effects and ways you might prevent or cope with them.
Before taking the medicine you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, as some medicines (including antacids and alcohol) do affect the way it works and can increase the chances of side effects.
USES OF EPINERVE-PG TABLET
SIDE EFFECTS OF EPINERVE-PG TABLET
Dryness in mouth
Difficulty in paying attention
HOW TO USE EPINERVE-PG TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Epinerve-PG 75 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW EPINERVE-PG TABLET WORKS
Epinerve-PG 75 Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It has antiseizure (fits reducing) as well as antinociceptive (pain relieving) properties. The detailed mechanism of action is not fully understood. However, it is believed that it works by binding with calcium channels in the brain and nerve cells to reduce the activity of neurotransmitters (chemical messengers). Thus, it regulates the activity of the brain and nerves to treat seizures (fits) and nerve pain.
Epinerve-PG 75 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Epinerve-PG 75 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Epinerve-PG 75 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Epinerve-PG 75 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Epinerve-PG 75 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Epinerve-PG 75 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Epinerve-PG 75 Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Epinerve-PG 75 Tablet is recommended.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE EPINERVE-PG TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Epinerve-PG 75 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.