Table of Contents
- What is Maxmala 50?
- How does Maxmala 50 work?
- How to Take Maxmala 50?
- Common Dosage for Maxmala 50?
- When to Avoid Maxmala 50?
- Side-effects of Maxmala 50?
- Effects on organs?
- Reported Allergic Reactions?
- Effect on menstrual cycle?
- Drug Interactions To Be Careful About
- Food interactions (if any)
- Interactions with laboratory procedures
- Shows Effects / Results In and how long does the effect stay:
- Is Maxmala 50 Addictive?
- Can I have Maxmala 50 with alcohol?
- Can I have Maxmala 50 When Pregnant?
- Can I have Maxmala 50 when feeding a baby?
- Can I drive after taking Maxmala 50?
- Effect of an overdose of Maxmala 50?
- Effect of using expired Maxmala 50?
- Effect of missing a dose of Maxmala 50?
- Storage requirements
- Substitutes for Maxmala 50
- Expert comments
What is Maxmala 50?
Maxmala 50 is a prescription medicine used to treat neuropathic pain mostly diabetic neuropathy. This is prescribed to use along with a controlled diet and exercise plan. Let’s know more details about this medicine in this article.
Type of drug
Maxmala 50 is a combination of anticonvulsants (Pregabalin), Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin), and an antioxidant (Alpha Lipoic Acid).
Use in brief
Maxmala 50 is used to treat health conditions like diabetic neuropathy and neuropathic pain.
This medicine contains a combination of three different drugs in below-mentioned combinations.
- Pregabalin – 50 mg
- Methylcobalamin – 750 mcg
- Alpha lipoic acid – 100 mg
Maxmala 50 is prescribed to use in diabetic neuropathy and neuropathic pain conditions.
How does Maxmala 50 work?
Pregabalin belongs to an alpha 2 delta ligand type of medicine. It helps to reduce the pain by altering the activity of calcium channels in the nerve cells.
Methylcobalamin/Mecobalamin is a type of vitamin B complex. It helps to produce myelin sheet which acts as a protective layer of the nerve cells and fibers and also helps in rejuvenating the nerve cell that is damaged.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a natural fatty acid that acts as a protective element for brain and nerve tissue.
Combination of these 3 elements helps in relieving neuropathic pain which is caused by damaged nerve cells.
How to Take Maxmala 50?
Form of medicine – Maxmala 50 medicine is available in the form of capsules.
When and How to use
Follow the instructions as mentioned in the prescription.
Never crush or chew the capsules but swallow the whole medicine along with some water or liquids. In general, this medicine is advised to use with or without food depending on the health condition of the patient.
Common Dosage forMaxmala 50
The dosage depends on the severity of the issue that’s been treated and is decided by the doctor. Follow the instruction by your doctor. Never miss a dose or take an excess dose. Consult your doctor immediately if any excess dosage happens by mistake.
When to Avoid Maxmala 50?
Maxmala 50 is not advised to use in some health conditions such as:
- Leber’s Disease
- If allergic to the key ingredients in the medicine
Side-effects of Maxmala 50
Maxmala 50 may possibly show some side effects in some patients. It is advised to consult your doctor if any of such side effects are noticed and if they are prolonged. Below mentioned are some possible side effects by Maxmala 50. It might also show some side effects that are not mentioned here in this list.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Decreased appetite
- Skin rash
- Chest pain and discomfort
- Stomach pain
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty in breathing
- Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands, and feet
- Slurred speech
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of bladder control
- Unusual tiredness and weakness
Effects on organs
This medicine is not known to show any adverse effects on the organs like the kidney and liver. However, in case of severe health disorders or impairment related to kidneys or liver, it is advised to consult the doctor and share detailed information about the current health condition so that the doctor can alter the dosage depending on the patient’s health condition.
Reported Allergic Reactions?
No major allergic reactions are noticed in the case of Maxmala 50.
Effect on menstrual cycle
Generally, no effect noted on the menstrual cycle. You may consult your gynaecologist.
Drug Interactions to Be Careful About
Maxmala 50 may possibly show drug interaction with some other medication if they are used together. It is advised to share the medication details that you might be using any with your doctor before he prescribes this medicine to you.
Maxmala 50 has the possibility of showing drug interaction if used along with the below-mentioned list of medicine.
Food interactions (if any)
There is no major food interactions noticed to be taken care of while using this medicine. Follow the guidelines mentioned in the prescription as a safety precaution.
Interactions with laboratory procedures
There is no interaction noticed with any diagnostic test while under the medication but it is always good to share details about your current medication before attending any lab tests so that you doctor and lab technician is aware of.
It is advised to use with caution in patients suffering from or have a known history of health condition called Angioedema.
Shows Effects / Results in and how long does the effect stay:
No information is available regarding the onset of action and how long the effect stays. Consult your doctor if you are concerned about the onset of action and duration of effect.
Is Maxmala 50 Addictive?
Drug addiction is possible in the case of individuals with chronic alcoholism or previous history of any drug addiction.
Can I have Maxmala 50 with alcohol?
It is not advised to use along with alcohol as it might increase the risk of drowsiness.
Can I have Maxmala 50 When Pregnant?
Not advised to use in general in pregnant women. But with consultation and supervision in case if unavoidable and the intended benefits are more compared to possible side effects.
Can I have Maxmala 50 when feeding a baby?
Not advised to use in general in breastfeeding women. But with consultation and supervision in case if unavoidable and the intended benefits are more compared to possible side effects.
Can I drive after taking Maxmala 50?
In very rare cases some patients may notice drowsiness or dizziness. In such conditions, it is not advised to do activities such as driving which require alertness.
Effect of overdose Maxmala 50
Serious adverse effects may be possible if overdosage happens in large quantities. Consult your doctor immediately in such situations.
Effect of using expired Maxmala 50?
It is advised not to use any medicine that is expired to avoid any adverse effects. Consult your doctor immediately if any adverse effects are noticed by taking any expired medicine. It is advised to check the label while purchasing the medicine to verify the expiry date to be safe.
Effect of missing a dose of Maxmala 50
No major adverse effects are noticed if only one dosage is missed. But if you are missing the dosages regularly, it is advised to keep a reminder so that you don’t miss the regular dosage.
It is advised to store the medication away from direct sunlight and to keep at room temperature. Keep away from the reach of the children and pets.
Substitutes for Maxmala 50
Below mentioned Brands of medicine contain similar composition and strengths to Maxmala 50 hence your doctor may prescribe any of them as a substitute to Maxmala 50.
- Neurokem 50 MG Capsule – Manufactured by Alkem Laboratories Ltd.
- Pregaba 50 MG Capsule – Manufactured by Unichem Laboratories Ltd.
- Pregabid 50 MG Capsule – Manufactured by Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
- Pregalin 50 MG Capsule – Manufactured by Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
- Maxmala is associated with side effects like dizziness and sleepiness. Avoid consuming alcohol or driving and operating heavy machinery while administering Maxmala 50.
- Patients on Maxmala therapy should be closely monitored for unusual change in behavior or mood, new or worsening depression or suicidal thoughts.
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Dr. Srishti Tayal is Chief Radiologist at Radiodent – Dental and Maxillofacial Imaging. She has completed BDS and MDS with Gold Medal from JSS Medical College, Mysore. She is a passionate medical researcher and has published five research papers in various medical journals and received an award for the best scientific paper.
In addition to following her pursuits in dentistry, she is also an avid medical writer who believes in bridging the information gap among the common population with regards to modern medicine.