Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Mecokard PG Capsule
Mecokard PG Capsule is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of neuropathic pain. It decreases pain by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells. This medicine also protects nerve fibers and heal damaged nerve cells.
Mecokard PG Capsule is taken by mouth with or without food, preferably at bedtime. It is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor as this is a habit-forming medicine. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to the doctor.
In Treatment of Neuropathic pain
Mecokard PG Capsule is a combination of medicines used to treat long-lasting (chronic) pain caused by nerve damage due to diabetes, shingles or spinal cord injury. It reduces pain and its associated symptoms such as mood changes, sleep problems, and tiredness. Pregabalin, an active ingredient of this medicine, is thought to work by interfering with pain signals that travel through the damaged nerves and the brain. It also contains nutritional supplements that improve nerve conduction. Taking Mecokard PG Capsule regularly will improve your physical and social functioning and overall quality of life.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Mecokard PG Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding.
Q. What is Mecokard PG Capsule?
Mecokard PG Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Pregabalin and Methylcobalamin. This medicine is useful in the treatment of nerve pain (neuropathic pain). It calms the damaged or overactive nerves by acting on the brain, thereby decreasing the pain sensation. It also helps in the regeneration of damaged nerves in the body.
Q. Can I stop taking Mecokard PG Capsule when my pain is relieved?
No, you should not stop taking Mecokard PG Capsule even if your pain is relieved. Continue to take it as advised by your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Mecokard PG Capsule, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sleeping difficulties, nausea, pain and sweating. You may need to gradually taper the use of Mecokard PG Capsule before you stop the medication completely.
Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Mecokard PG Capsule?
Mecokard PG Capsule can make you feel hungry which might make you eat more, thereby increasing your chances of putting on weight. However, preventing weight gain is easier than losing the increased weight. Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion sizes (per-meal intake). Do not eat food items that contain a lot of calories, such as soft drinks, oily food, chips, cakes, biscuits, and sweets. If you feel hungry between meals, avoid eating junk food and eat fruits, vegetables and low-calorie foods. Regular exercise will help prevent weight gain. If you maintain good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight.
Q. Can the use of Mecokard PG Capsule cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Mecokard PG Capsule may make you feel drowsy or you may suddenly fall asleep during your daily activities. Sometimes, you might not even feel drowsy or have any other warning signs before you suddenly fall asleep. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.
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