Pregabalin 75mg

What is Pregabalin 75mg?

Pregabalin 75mg is an antiepileptic drug, that is used to help control seizures (convulsions), It acts by slowing down the impulses in the brain that cause seizures.

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Pregabalin also affects chemicals in the brain that send pain signals across the central nervous system (CNS), but it will not cure epilepsy, it will only work to control seizures caused by it.

Pregabalin also is known for its good effect as an anticonvulsant and neuropathic pain agent.

Also, this medication is used to reduce pain caused by nerve damage due to diabetes or

shingles (herpes zoster), or a spinal cord injury.

It can be also used to treat fibromyalgia (muscle pain and stiffness).

Sometimes it is used “off-label” (not approved by FDA), to prevent migraine attacks. but your doctor can prescribe it to you if it seems to help.

Dosage Forms:

Pregabalin is available in many forms such as capsule, oral solution, or tablet (extended-release) with different available concentrations.

Proper Use

Do not take more of Pregabalin 75mg, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor prescribed, to reduce the chance of side effects occurrence.

Read and follow the instructions carefully.

Pregabalin may be taken with or without food, if you take the tablet form it should be after an evening meal. Swallow it whole. Do not break or chew it.


The dose of this medicine will be different for each patient according to the medical condition.

For diabetic nerve pain:

  • 50 mg 3 times a day for adults.
  • Children’s dose must be determined by your doctor.

For partial-onset seizures:

  • 150 mg per day given in 2 or 3 divided doses for adults.
  • The usual dose is 2.5 mg/kg per day given in 2 or 3 divided doses for children one month of age and older weighing 30 kg or more.
  • The usual dose is 3.5 mg/kg per day given in 3 divided doses for children one month of age and older weighing less than 30 kg.

For children younger than one month dose must be determined by your doctor.

For fibromyalgia:

  • 75 mg 2 times a day for adults.

For children, check with your doctor.

For post herpetic neuralgia:

For oral dosage forms (capsules and solution):

  • 75 to 150 mg 2 times a day, or 50 to 100 mg 3 times a day for adults.

For children, check with your doctor.

For oral dosage forms (extended-release tablets):

  • 165 mg once a day for 1 week for adults.

For children, check with your doctor.

For spinal cord injury nerve pain:

For oral dosage forms (capsules and solution):

  • 75 mg 2 times a day for adults.

For children, check with your doctor.

Consult your doctor:

This medicine is only taken as prescribed by your doctor, your doctor may recommend starting this medication at a low dose and gradually increase it, though in some cases that experience allergy or other side effects the doctor may reduce the dose gradually.

To get the most benefit from it use this medication regularly, at evenly spaced intervals.

Although it has many benefits, this medication may sometimes cause addiction.

You should follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to lower the risk of addiction.

Do not stop taking this medication suddenly without consulting your doctor as it may worsen your condition.

Your doctor must check the progress of treatment at regular visits, especially at the beginning of treatment. He may need to perform dose adjustments and to make sure this medicine is working properly. Blood analysis may be recommended to ensure safety from any unwanted effects.

Before taking Pregabalin 75mg, the following should be considered:


Tell your doctor if you are allergic to this medicine or any other medicines.

Any other allergies should be monitored such as allergies to food, dyes, animals, or preservatives.

Geriatric Patients:

Elderly patients are more susceptible to side effects such as dizziness, confusion, blurred vision, or clumsiness, which may require an adjustment in the dose.


There are no adequate studies for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. However, weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Other Medical Problems:

Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Angioedema (severe swelling).
  • Congestive heart failure.
  • Behavior changes.
  • Bleeding disorder.
  • History of Depression.
  • Edema (body swelling or fluid retention).
  • Heart rhythm problems.
  • Lung or breathing problems (respiratory depression).
  • Thrombocytopenia (low platelets in the blood).
  • Kidney disease.

Safety of Pregabalin 75mg in Pregnancy:

Pregabalin use in pregnancy is best restricted to circumstances in which the risk-benefit ratio is favorable, (the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do).

Side Effects:

You should call your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

  • Chest pain
  • pale skin
  • cough
  • muscle aches, or weakness
  • noisy breathing
  • seizures
  • tightness in the chest

Some other side effects may occur but do not need medical attention such as:

More common:
  • Accidental injury
  • blurred vision
  • burning
  • acute pain in the hands, feet, arms, or legs
  • numbness
  • tingling
  • change in walking and balance
  • headache
  • loss of memory
  • pain in the lower back or side
  • painful or difficult urination
  • poor insight and judgment
  • problems with memory or speech
  • rapid weight gain
  • difficulty with speaking
  • double vision
  • dry mouth
  • the sensation of pins and needles
Less common
  • Anxiety
  • feeling of fullness
  • decrease or change in vision
  • depression
  • eye disorder
  • false or unusual sense of well-being
  • the general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • increased hunger
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of bladder control
  • loss of strength or energy
  • nervousness
  • nightmares
  • pain

Store Pregabalin in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Avoid freezing and keep out of reach of children.

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