Pentanerv is an oral medication prescribed to the patients for neuropathic pain & cure partial seizures. It belongs to the class of anticonvulsant drugs that are very effective in pain relief.
Besides treating the conditions of neuropathy, it aids in curing hot flashes and postherpetic neuralgia. In short, it is prescribed to the patients for the treatment of nerve pain and seizures. Pentanerv is used in combination with other medicines.
However, this anticonvulsant is not advisable to be used without a prescription. Some patients with serious health problems might not be prescribed with this medicine. While some patients might be given an initial dosage, and if they don’t see adverse effects, Pentanerv is continued.
Adults above 18 years of age can be prescribed with Pentanerv. But, it is not for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Manufacturer: Alkem Laboratories Ltd.
Active Ingredient: Gabapentin, Nortriptyline
Prescription Required: Yes
What is the use of Pentanerv?
The following are the primary uses of Pentanerv:
- Neuropathic Pain
- Partial Seizures
- Healing of Shingles
- Major Depression
How do Pentanerv works?
Pentanerv is a highly effective anticonvulsant. It heals neuropathic pain by affecting brain chemicals. Pentanerv directs them to calm down and relax the nerves causing pain and seizures.
Please note that Pentanerv may show effectiveness earlier or later, depending on the patient’s age, health conditions, and more such factors.
- Take Pentanerv tablets exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
- Swallow Pentanerv tablet as a whole with a glass of water once per day.
- Crushing, breaking, or chewing Pentanerv should be avoided.
- Pentanerv can be taken with or without having meals. It will work effectively in both cases.
- Avoid alcohol consumption when you undergo treatment with Pentanerv. Both of them cause dizziness, and your health can be endangered if you get careless.
- Please don’t overdose Pentanerv, thinking that you’ll feel better faster. It may harm your health.
- If you are prescribed with a lighter dosage of Pentanerv, you may request a higher dosage of Pentanerv to your doctor.
- If you think Pentanerv is not working for you, ask your doctor for alternate medicines.
- In case of missed or skipped dosage, you may continue with the next dosage as scheduled.
Note: It may take a few weeks (or a month for some patients) to see the effectiveness of Pentanerv. Though it starts working as soon as you start using it, you cannot see the instant effects of relief.
Side-effects of Pentanerv
The following are the most common side effects of Pentanerv:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Panic Attacks
- Swollen glands
- Swelling on the limbs
- Mood Swings
- Rashes or Burning sensation on the skin
- Upset Stomach
Let us tell you that all these side-effects are temporary & flee away as the effectiveness of Gabapentin decreases.
- Pentanerv should be stored at average room temperature between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius
- Keep Pentanerv out of the reach of children
Pentanerv may conflict with some medicines. Taking them along with Pentanerv, might show adverse effects. Talk to your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:
- Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
- Heart or blood pressure medicines
- Tramadol (or similar pain killers)
- Antifungal medicines
- Adrenaline-like drugs
Also, if you are allergic to Gabapentin, then discuss it with your doctor.
1) Is Pentanerv habit-forming?
No. Pentanerv is not addictive. It will help if you talk to your doctor after using it for months. Ask them if you have to continue it, or it would make no difference if you discontinue using it.
2) Can I use Pentanerv during pregnancy?
No. Pentanerv is unsafe for your fetus. Don’t use it if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeed. When consumed during pregnancy, it may cause excessive bleeding during delivery.
3) How can I decide the right Pentanerv dosage for me?
You don’t have to decide the right dosage of Pentanerv. Your healthcare provider will prescribe the dosage according to your health conditions and medicinal requirements.
4) When should I stop taking Pentanerv?
Ask your doctor regarding this. Tell them if you have been using Pentanerv for years and if you are still required to continue. Remember that only a doctor can decide whether you should stop using Pentanerv. Please don’t decide it yourself.
5) What happens if I discontinue the Pentanerv dosage?
If you discontinue taking Pentanerv suddenly, you may see significant withdrawal effects. Don’t attempt such actions unless you’re guided by a medical practitioner. Also, ask your doctor about discontinuing Pentanerv safely.
6) What should I do if the side-effects of Pentanerv appear?
The most common side-effects of Pentanerv are moderate. They are temporary, and as the effect of Gabapentin diminishes, they disappear. So, don’t panic. Consult your doctor in case of any emergency.
7) Who should not use Pentanerv?
Pentanerv should not be used by the patients:
- Who are allergic to Gabapentin
- Who currently undergo treatment for heart disease, kidney and liver diseases, eye condition like Glaucoma, and so on
- Who has had a heart attack in the past six months
- Who are diabetic
- Who have a thyroid problem
- Who has suffered from urinary retention
- Who hive low blood pressure problems
- Who frequently have suicidal thoughts, depression, and mental health problems