Nurika is a brand name for pregabalin, a prescription medication used to treat neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and partial-onset seizures. It is available in capsule form in strengths of 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, 225 mg, and 300 mg.
Dosage and usage
The dosage of Nurika will vary depending on the individual’s condition and response to the medication. For neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia, the starting dose is typically 150 mg per day, divided into two or three doses. The dose may be gradually increased to 600 mg per day as needed and tolerated. For partial-onset seizures, the starting dose is typically 150 mg per day, taken twice daily. The dose may be gradually increased to 600 mg per day, divided into two or three doses.
Nurika can be taken with or without food. It is important to take Nurika at the same time(s) each day to maintain a consistent level of medication in your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double your dose to make up for a missed dose.
The most common side effects of Nurika are dizziness, drowsiness, headache, and fatigue. Other possible side effects include:
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
- Weight gain
- Swelling in the hands and feet
- Increased risk of suicidal thoughts or behaviors
If you experience any of these side effects, talk to your doctor. They may be able to lower your dose or prescribe a different medication.
Nurika is not recommended for people who are allergic to pregabalin or other antiepileptic drugs. It should also be used with caution in people with kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, or a history of substance abuse.
Nurika can cause dizziness and drowsiness, so it is important to avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Nurika can also interact with other medications, so it is important to tell your doctor about all of the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and vitamins.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Nurika is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. There is limited data on the safety of Nurika in pregnant women and nursing mothers. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking Nurika if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Store Nurika at room temperature away from light and moisture. Keep Nurika out of the reach of children and pets.
Dispose of unused or expired Nurika medication properly. Flush Nurika capsules down the toilet or discard them in a sealed container with other household trash.