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Encentin Plus Tablet

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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Encentin Plus Tablet Description

Encentin Plus Tablet contains gabapentin and methylcobalamin as its active ingredient. It is used to provide relief from neuropathic pain (pain due to nerve damage). It helps in the formation of nerve...
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ContainsGabapentin(500.0 Mg),Vitamin B12 / Mecobalamin / Cynocobalamin / Methylcobalamin(100.0 Mcg)
UsesNeuropathic pain
Side effectsNausea, confusion, dizziness, sleepiness
ClassificationDRUGS FOR PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
Check more medicines with composition as Gabapentin(500.0 Mg) + Vitamin B12 / Mecobalamin / Cynocobalamin / Methylcobalamin(100.0 Mcg)

Uses of Encentin Plus Tablet

It is used to treat neuropathic pain, a condition of an abnormal painful sensation in different body parts due to damage in a part of the brain (nerves) responsible for sensing the external stimuli.

Contraindications of Encentin Plus Tablet

  • If you are allergic to Gabapentin, Methylcobalamin or other ingredients of the Encentin Plus Tablet.
  • If you have an eye disorder, due to excess consumption of tobacco like cigar and pipe.
  • This medicine is not meant to treat anaemia, in pregnant women.

Side effects of Encentin Plus Tablet

  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty in movement
  • Chest pain
  • Feeling sick
  • Tiredness

Precautions and Warnings of Encentin Plus Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Encentin Plus Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Avoid taking as it can interfere with the growth and development of the brain and other body parts of the foetus. The doctor may give you this medicine only if it is essential and needed.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Encentin Plus Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
  • Avoid breastfeeding during the treatment with the Encentin Plus Tablet as it may harm the newborn baby.
  • The doctor will decide whether to discontinue breastfeeding or this medicine after accessing the benefits and needs.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive after consuming the Encentin Plus Tablet?
A:
You may develop dizziness, drowsiness or sometimes depression after taking this medicine. Avoid driving or operating machinery, during the initial days of treatment.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol while taking the Encentin Plus Tablet?
A:
Avoid consuming alcohol during treatment with Encentin Plus Tablet. It may worsen the side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You suffer from behavioural change and have suicidal thoughts after taking the Encentin Plus Tablet.
  • You have heart, kidney, liver, brain or breathing disorders.
  • You develop stomach pain and discomfort after taking this medicine.
  • You are an older adult, the risk of getting side effects are more.
  • You develop allergic reactions like breathing difficulties, swelling and low blood pressure, inform the doctor.
  • The medicine must not be stopped as it may lead to side effects like fits and other mental disturbances.

Mode of Action of Encentin Plus Tablet

How Does It Work?

Methylcobalamin is a form of vitamin B12 which helps in the formation of nerve cells and regeneration of damaged nerves in the brain. The exact mechanism of how gabapentin works are not known. It acts...
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Directions for Use of Encentin Plus Tablet

Take as directed by the doctor. Swallow as a whole with a glass of water. It would be best if you take it at the same time every day for optimal results and avoid consuming it more than prescribed by ...
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Interactions of Encentin Plus Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • You may experience drowsiness if you are using medicines like morphine, you may require a lower dose of this medicine, talk to the doctor.
  • You may experience mood swings, anxiety and irritability if you are using medicines to treat fits like phenobarbitone, primidone, phenytoin and ethyl phenacemide.
  • Antacids must be taken with a gap of two hours after consumption of the Encentin Plus Tablet.
  • It must not be taken at the same time with antibiotics like tetracycline as it reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics.
  • Cough medicine like hydrocodone, cancer medicines like methotrexate reduces the effectiveness of this medicine.
  • Other medicines like cholestyramine, neomycin, cimetidine, ranitidine, metformin and nitrous oxide interact with the action of this medicine.
  • Discuss with the doctor regarding other medicines, herbal preparations and supplements you take to avoid possible interactions.

Storage and disposal of Encentin Plus Tablet

  • Store below 30°C and protect it from sunlight.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Encentin Plus Tablet

Overdose

An overdose causes double vision, slurred speech, drowsiness, laziness or sometimes diarrhoea. Consult the doctor if you experience such symptoms or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dosing schedule. Avoid taking a double dose to com...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is neuropathic pain? How can I differentiate it from muscle pain?

A: Neuropathic pain occurs due to damage or injury of the nerves responsible for transferring information to the brain and spinal cord from the skin, muscles and other body parts. It is spontaneous in origin and occurs in the absence of injury or trauma. The pain feels like burning, stabbing and shooting. The patient may describe it as 'pins and needles'. It is associated with nerve damage due to surgery or trauma, viral infections, cancer, vascular malformations and diabetes. It may be a side effect of certain medications.

Q: Is Encentin Plus Tablet safe?

A: Yes, the Encentin Plus Tablet is safe when consumed at a dose as prescribed by the doctor for the desired duration. Consuming an excess of this medicine causes serious harm.

Q: What is the use of Encentin Plus Tablet?

A: Encentin Plus contains gabapentin and methylcobalamin. This medicine is used to treat pain due to nerve damage (neuropathic pain). It regenerates damaged nerves in the body and decreases the pain sensation.

Q: Will a higher than the recommended dose of Encentin Plus Tablet be more effective?

A: No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Encentin Plus may increase the risk of side effect rather than adding additional therapeutic desired effect. If you feel your symptoms are not improving after taking this medicine, it advised to re-visit your doctor for re-evaluation.
Product Details
Brand
ENCENTIN PLUS
Expires on or After
08/11/2022
Last Updated on: 18 May 2022 | 12:49 PM (IST)

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