|Therapeutic Class:||Adjunct anti-epileptic drugs|
|Last Updated:||2020-11-22 18:15:00|
Algia Tablet contains Gabapentin. Algia uses:
Algia Tablet is indicated for-
Others indication are:
Algia Tablet contains Gabapentin 600 mg. Algia doses:
Neuropathic pain: 300 mg on day-1, then 300 mg twice on day-2, then 300 mg thrice on day-3, then increase the dose according to response in steps of 300 mg daily to maximum 1800 mg daily in three divided doses.
Partial seizure/epilepsy: 300 mg on day-1, then 300 mg twice on day-2, then 300 mg thrice on day-3, then increase the dose according to response in steps of 300 mg daily to maximum 2400 mg daily in three divided doses.
In case of children:
Algia Tablet can be taken orally with or without food.
Generally Algia Tablet is well tolerated but a few side effects like fatigue, dizziness , ataxia, weight gain, peripheral edema, dry mouth and somnolence, may occur. Rarely it may cause fulminate hepatic failure, or aplasticanemia.
Algia Tablet is an anti-convulsant. It is a structural analog of gamma-amino-butyric-acid (GABA). All pharmacological actions following administration of Algia Tablet are due to the activity of parent compound. Algia Tablet binds with the alpha-2-delta subunit of voltage gated L-type Calcium channel, and inhibits branched chain amino acid transferase & probably inhibits neurotransmitter release of excitatory amino acid.
Patients should be instructed to take Algia Tablet only as prescribed. While using Algia Tablet patients should be instructed either not to drive a car or to operate other complex machinery until they have gained sufficient experiences about Algia Tablet whether or not it affects their mental and/or motor performance adversely.
Antacids may reduce the bioavailability of Algia Tablet by up to 20%. Cimetidine may alter its reanal excretion. Algia Tablet does not interact with other anti-epileptic drug or with oral contraceptive preparations.
Pregnancy: Algia Tablet is a pregnancy category C drug; it should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
Lactation: Algia Tablet may be secreted through the breast milk like many other drugs , so it should be used in women who are nursing, only if the benefits clearly outweigh the risks.
Algia Tablet is contraindicated in patients who have known hypersensitivity to the drug.
Use in Children: Safety and effectiveness of Algia Tablet in the management of neuropathic pain in pediatric patients have not been established. Safety and effectiveness of Algia Tablet in the management of seizures in pediatric patients below the age of 3 years have not been established.
Renal impaired patient: In case of renal impaired patient Algia Tablet doses must be reduced :
Tablets should be stored below 25° C and protected from light & moisture
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