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Algia may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
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Algia may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing b... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Algia is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby. Baby ... View More
Algia may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Algia should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Algia may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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There is limited information available on the use of Algia in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Algia is a medicine used to relieve the pain caused by nerve damage (neuropathic pain) due to various conditions like diabetes, shingles (herpes zoster ... View More
Uses of Algia
- Neuropathic pain
Side effects of Algia
- Impaired coordination
- Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
- Peripheral edema
- Viral infection
How to use Algia
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Algia may be taken with or... View More
How Algia works
Algia is an antiepileptic medication. When given for epilepsy, it is believed to work by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain, thus pr... View More
What if you forget to take Algia?
If you miss a dose of Algia, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your reg... View More
- Take it at the same time every day, preferably at bedtime, to avoid any dizziness or drowsiness during the day.
- Avoid taking antacids 2 hours before or after taking Algia as they make it harder for your body to absorb the medicine.
- It may cause sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
- Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
- Do not stop taking Algia suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the frequency of seizure.
Epilepsy, Neuropathic pain, Partial Seizures, Hot flashes, Fibromyalgia, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Pain from diabetic neuropathy.
May be taken with or without food.
Partial Seizures Adjunctive therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization Initial: 300 mg PO q8hr May increase up to 600 mg P... View More
Partial Seizures Adjunctive therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in patients older than 12 years of age with epilepsy;... View More
Renal impairment CrCl >60 mL/min: 300-1200 mg PO TID CrCl 30-60 mL/min: 200-700 mg q12hr CrCl 15-29 mL/min: 200-700 mg qDay CrCl <15 mL/min: 100-30... View More
Mode of Action
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Discontinuation or transfer from other antiepileptics, history of psychotic illness; renal impairment; pregnancy. Gradual withdrawal over at least 7 day... View More
>10% Ataxia (1-13%),Dizziness (16-20%),Drowsiness (5-21%),Fatigue (11-15%),Somnolence (16-20%) 1-10% Diplopia (6-10%),Nystagmus (6-10%),Tremor (6-1... View More
May increase plasma level w/ morphine. Reduced absorption w/ antacids.
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