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PREGABALIN TORRENT 150 MG CAPSULES HARD

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Package leaflet: Information for the user
Pregabalin Torrent 25 mg capsules, hard
Pregabalin Torrent 50 mg capsules, hard
Pregabalin Torrent 75 mg capsules, hard
Pregabalin Torrent 100 mg capsules, hard
Pregabalin Torrent 150 mg capsules, hard
Pregabalin Torrent 200 mg capsules, hard
Pregabalin Torrent 225 mg capsules, hard
Pregabalin Torrent 300 mg capsules, hard
pregabalin
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their
signs of illness are the same as yours.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Pregabalin is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Pregabalin
3. How to take Pregabalin
4. Possible side effects
5 How to store Pregabalin
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Pregabalin is and what it is used for
Pregabalin Capsules belongs to a group of medicines used to treat epilepsy and Generalised Anxiety Disorder
(GAD) in adults.
Epilepsy: Pregabalin is used to treat a certain form of epilepsy (partial seizures with or without secondary
generalisation) in adults. Your doctor will prescribe Pregabalin for you to help treat your epilepsy when your
current treatment is not controlling your condition. You should take Pregabalin in addition to your current
treatment. Pregabalin is not intended to be used alone, but should always be used in combination with other
anti-epileptic treatment.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Pregabalin is used to treat Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). The symptoms of
GAD are prolonged excessive anxiety and worry that are difficult to control. GAD can also cause restlessness or
feeling keyed up or on edge, being easily fatigued (tired), having difficulty concentrating or mind going blank,
feeling irritable, having muscle tension or sleep disturbance. This is different to the stresses and strains of
everyday life.
2. What you need to know before you take Pregabalin
Do not take Pregabalin
If you are allergic to pregabalin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Pregabalin.
 Some patients taking pregabalin have reported symptoms suggesting an allergic reaction. These symptoms
include swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat, as well as diffuse skin rash. Should you experience any
of these reactions, you should contact your physician immediately.
 Pregabalin has been associated with dizziness and somnolence, which could increase the occurrence of
accidental injury (fall) in elderly patients. Therefore, you should be careful until you are used to any effect the
medicine might have.
 Pregabalin may cause blurring or loss of vision, or other changes in eyesight, many of which are temporary.
You should immediately tell your doctor if you experience any changes in your vision.
 Some patients with diabetes who gain weight while taking pregabalin may need an alteration in their diabetic
medicines.
 Certain side effects may be more common, such as sleepiness, because patients with spinal cord injury may
be taking other medicines to treat, for example, pain or spasticity, that have similar side effects to pregabalin
and the severity of these effects may be increased when taken together.
 There have been reports of heart failure in some patients when taking pregabalin; these patients were mostly
elderly with cardiovascular conditions. Before taking this medicine you should tell your doctor if you have a
history of heart disease.
 There have been reports of kidney failure in some patients when taking pregabalin. If while taking Pregabalin
you notice decreased urination, you should tell your doctor as stopping the medicine may improve this.
 A small number of people being treated with anti-epileptics such as Pregabalin have had thoughts of harming
or killing themselves. If at any time you have these thoughts, immediately contact your doctor.
 When Pregabalin is taken with other medicines that may cause constipation (such as some types of pain
medicines) it is possible that gastrointestinal problems may occur (e.g., constipation, blocked or paralysed
bowel). Tell your doctor if you experience constipation, especially if you are prone to this problem.
 Before taking this medicine you should tell your doctor if you have a history of alcoholism or any drug abuse
or dependence. Do not take more medicine than prescribed.
 There have been reports of convulsions when taking pregabalin or shortly after stopping pregabalin. If you
experience a convulsion, contact your doctor immediately.
 There have been reports of reduction in brain function (encephalopathy) in some patients taking pregabalin
when they have other conditions. Tell your doctor if you have a history of any serious medical conditions,
including liver or kidney disease.
Only for the 25 and 50 mg capsules:
Do not eat or open silica gel canister contained in the bottle.
Children and adolescents
The safety and efficacy in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age) has not been established and
therefore, pregabalin should not be used in this age group.
Other medicines and Pregabalin
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Pregabalin and certain other medicines may influence each other (interaction). When taken with certain other
medicines, Pregabalin may potentiate the side effects seen with these medicines, including respiratory failure and
coma.
The degree of dizziness, sleepiness and decreased concentration may be increased if Pregabalin is taken together
with medicinal products containing:
Oxycodone – (used as a pain-killer)
Lorazepam – (used for treating anxiety)
Alcohol
Pregabalin may be taken with oral contraceptives.
Pregabalin with food, drink and alcohol
It is advised not to drink alcohol while taking Pregabalin.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Pregabalin should not be taken during pregnancy or when breast-feeding, unless you are told otherwise by your
doctor. Effective contraception must be used by women of child-bearing potential. If you are pregnant or
breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
Pregabalin may produce dizziness, sleepiness and decreased concentration. You should not drive, operate
complex machinery or engage in other potentially hazardous activities until you know whether this medicine
affects your ability to perform these activities.
3. How to take Pregabalin
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
Your doctor will determine what dose is appropriate for you.
Epilepsy or Generalised Anxiety Disorder:
 Take the number of capsules as instructed by your doctor.
 The dose, which has been adjusted for you and your condition, will generally be between 150 mg and 600
mg each day.
 Your doctor will tell you to take Pregabalin either twice or three times a day. For twice a day take Pregabalin
once in the morning and once in the evening, at about the same time each day. For three times a day take
Pregabalin once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening, at about the same time each
day.
If you have the impression that the effect of Pregabalin is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist.
If you are an elderly patient (over 65 years of age), you should take Pregabalin normally except if you have
problems with your kidneys.
Your doctor may prescribe a different dosing schedule and/or dose if you have problems with your kidneys.
Pregabalin is for oral use only.
Swallow the capsule whole with water.
Pregabalin capsules may be taken with or without food.
Continue taking Pregabalin until your doctor tells you to stop.
If you take more Pregabalin than you should
Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency unit immediately. Take your box or bottle of Pregabalin
capsules with you. You may feel sleepy, confused, agitated, or restless as a result of taking more Pregabalin than
you should.
If you forget to take Pregabalin
It is important to take your Pregabalin capsules regularly at the same time each day. If you forget to take a dose,
take it as soon as you remember unless it is time for your next dose. In that case, just carry on with the next dose
as normal. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop taking Pregabalin
Do not stop taking Pregabalin unless your doctor tells you to. If your treatment is stopped it should be done
gradually over a minimum of 1 week.
After stopping long and short-term Pregabalin treatment, you need to know that you may experience certain side
effects. These include, trouble sleeping, headache, nausea, feeling anxious, diarrhoea, flulike symptoms,
convulsions, nervousness, depression, pain, sweating, and dizziness. These symptoms may occur more
commonly or severely if you have been taking Pregabalin for a longer period of time.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
 Dizziness, drowsiness, headache
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
 Increased appetite
 Feeling of elation, confusion, disorientation, decrease in sexual interest, irritability
 Disturbance in attention, clumsiness, memory impairment, loss of memory, tremor, difficulty with speaking,
tingling feeling, numbness, sedation, lethargy, insomnia, fatigue, feeling abnormal
 Blurred vision, double vision
 Vertigo, problems with balance, fall
 Dry mouth, constipation, vomiting, flatulence, diarrhoea, nausea, swollen abdomen
 Difficulties with erection
 Swelling of the body including extremities
 Feeling drunk, abnormal style of walking
 Weight gain
 Muscle cramp, joint pain, back pain, pain in limb
 Sore throat
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
 Loss of appetite, weight loss, low blood sugar, high blood sugar.
 Change in perception of self, restlessness, depression, agitation, mood swings, difficulty finding words,
hallucinations, abnormal dreams, panic attack, apathy, aggression, elevated mood, mental impairment,
difficulty with thinking, increase in sexual interest, problems with sexual functioning including inability to
achieve a sexual climax, delayed ejaculation.
 Changes in eyesight, unusual eye movement, changes in vision including tunnel vision, flashes of light, jerky
movements, reduced reflexes, increased activity, dizziness on standing, sensitive skin, loss of taste, burning
sensation, tremor on movement, decreased consciousness, loss of consciousness, fainting, increased
sensitivity to noise, feeling unwell.
 Dry eyes, eye swelling, eye pain, weak eyes, watery eyes, eye irritation.
 Heart rhythm disturbances, increased heart rate, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, changes in heart
beat, heart failure.
 Flushing, hot flushes.
 Difficulty breathing, dry nose, nasal congestion.
 Increased saliva production, heartburn, numb around mouth.
 Sweating, rash, chills, fever.
 Muscle twitching, joint swelling, muscle stiffness, pain including muscle pain, neck pain.
 Breast pain.
 Difficulty with or painful urination, incontinence.
 Weakness, thirst, chest tightness.
 Changes in blood and liver test results (blood creatinine phosphokinase increased, alanine amino transferase
increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased, platelet count decreased, neutropenia, increase in blood
creatinine, decrease in blood potassium).
 Hypersensitivity, swollen face, itchiness, hives, runny nose, nose bleed, cough, snoring.
 Painful menstrual periods.
 Coldness of hands and feet.
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1000 people)
 Abnormal sense of smell, swinging vision, altered perception of depth, visual brightness, vision loss.
 Dilated pupils, cross eyes.
 Cold sweat, tightness of the throat, swollen tongue.
 Inflammation of the pancreas.
 Difficulty in swallowing.
 Slow or reduced movement of the body.
 Difficulty with writing properly.
 Increased fluid in the abdomen.
 Fluid in the lungs.
 Convulsions.
 Changes in the recording of electrical changes (ECG) in the heart which correspond to heart rhythm
disturbances.
 Muscle damage.
 Breast discharge, abnormal breast growth, breast growth in males.
 Interrupted menstrual periods.
 Kidney failure, reduced urine volume, urinary retention.
 Decrease in white blood cell count.
 Inappropriate behaviour.
 Allergic reactions (which may include difficulty breathing, inflammation of the eyes (keratitis) and a serious
skin reaction characterized by rash, blisters, peeling skin and pain).
If you experience swollen face or tongue or if your skin turns red and starts to blister or peel you should seek
immediate medical advice.
Certain side effects may be more common, such as sleepiness, because patients with spinal cord injury may be
taking other medicines to treat, for example, pain or spasticity, that have similar side effects to Pregabalin and the
severity of these effects may be increased when taken together.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in
this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the national reporting system
Yellow Card Scheme; Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Pregabalin
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
For HDPE bottle: Pregabalin should be used no longer than 100 days after first opening of the bottle.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the blister, carton or bottle after EXP. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no
longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Pregabalin contains
The active substance is pregabalin.
Each hard capsule contains either 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, 225 mg or 300 mg pregabalin.
The other ingredients are: maize starch, pregelatinised starch [maize], talc, gelatine, titanium dioxide (E171),
sodium lauril sulphate and black ink (which contains shellac, black iron oxide (E172), propylene glycol, potassium
hydroxide).
For 75, 100, 200, 225 and 300 mg capsules: Red iron oxide (E172)
What Pregabalin looks like and contents of the pack
Pregabalin Torrent 25 mg capsules, hard
White opaque capsules, containing white to off-white powder, imprinted with black ink, with ‘1358’ on the cap and
‘25’ on the body.
Pregabalin Torrent 50 mg capsules, hard
White opaque capsules, containing white to off-white powder, imprinted with black ink, with‘1359’ on the cap and
‘50’ on the body.
Pregabalin Torrent 75 mg capsules, hard
Capsules with white opaque body and orange opaque cap, containing white to off-white powder, imprinted with
black ink, with ‘1360’ on the cap and ‘75’ on the body.
Pregabalin Torrent 100 mg capsules, hard
Orange opaque capsules, containing white to off-white powder, imprinted with black ink, with ‘1361’ on the cap
and ‘100’ on the body.
Pregabalin Torrent150 mg capsules, hard
White opaque capsules, containing white to off-white powder, imprinted with black ink, with ‘1362’ on the cap and
‘150’ on the body.
Pregabalin Torrent 200 mg capsules, hard
Light orange opaque capsules, containing white to off-white powder, imprinted with black ink, ‘1363’ on the cap
and ‘200’ on the body.
Pregabalin Torrent 225 mg capsules, hard
Capsules with white opaque body and light orange opaque cap, containing white to off-white powder, imprinted
with black ink, with ‘1364’ on the cap and ‘225’ on the body.
Pregabalin Torrent 300 mg capsules, hard
Capsules with white opaque body and orange opaque cap, containing white to off-white powder, imprinted with
black ink, with ‘1365’ on the cap and ‘300’ on the body.
Pregabalin is available in the following pack sizes:
All strengths:
PVC-PVdC/Aluminium blisters with 10, 14, 20, 21, 30, 50, 56, 60, 70, 80, 84, 100 and 112 (2 x 56) capsules.
HDPE bottle with PP closure containing 30, 100 capsules.
For the 300 mg capsules in addition:
HDPE bottle with PP closure containing 200 capsules.
Only for the 25 and 50 mg capsules:
Each HDPE bottle contains 1 desiccant canister (silica gel).
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Torrent Pharma (UK) Ltd.
Unit 4, Charlwood Court,
County Oak Way,
Crawley,
West Sussex
RH11 7XA
United Kingdom
This leaflet was last revised in 10/2015.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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