Lyrica

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    Brand Name:Lyrica
    Generic:Pregabalin
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2004-12-30 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
CP Pharms
Pfizer
This drug is available in the following forms:
Capsules
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/021446s010lbl.pdf
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About Lyrica

Lyrica is a prescription medicine used in adults, 18 years and older, to treat:

  • pain from damaged nerves (neuropathic pain) that happens with diabetes
  • pain from damaged nerves (neuropathic pain) that follows healing of shingles (a painful rash that comes after a herpes zoster infection)
  • partial seizures when taken together with other seizure medicines

Lyrica has not been studied in children under the age of 18.

Side Effects of Lyrica

  • Dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive a car, work with machines, or do other dangerous activities until you know how Lyrica affects your alertness. Ask your doctor when it is okay to do these activities.
  • Eyesight problems, including blurry vision. Call your doctor if you have any changes in your eyesight.
  • Weight gain may affect the management of diabetes, Weight gain and swelling can also be a serious problem for people with heart problems.
  • Unexplained muscle problems, such as muscle pain, soreness, or weakness. If you develop these symptoms, especially if you also feel sick and have a fever, tell your doctor right away.
  • The most common side effects with Lyrica include dizziness, blurry vision, weight gain, sleepiness, trouble concentrating, swelling of the hands and feet and dry mouth.

Interactions with Lyrica

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Lyrica and certain other medicines may affect each other in the way they work in your body. Be especially careful about medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, anxiety medicines, tranquilizers and some antihistamines, pain relievers and seizure medicines.) Be sure to tell your doctor if you take:

  • rosiglitazone (Avandia) or pioglitazone (Actos) for diabetes. You may have a higher chance of weight gain or swelling if these medicines are taken with Lyrica.
  • any narcotic pain medicine (such as oxycodone), tranquilizers or medicines for anxiety (such as lorazepam). You may have a higher chance for dizziness and sleepiness if these medicines are taken with Lyrica.
  • any medicines that make you sleepy.
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Recent Forum Posts on Lyrica

loss of interest in sex

My husband and I are an extremly sexually active. After starting Lyrica my hubby all of the sudden LOST INTREST in sex.


Weight Gain

I took Lyrica for a brief time. While it did help with nerve pain due to shingles I did put on weight around my midriff in what seemed like overnight. I have always been on the thin side Never have had a weight problem. I have been off the Lyrica for over a month and still I continue to gain weight. I have heard of similar experiences from other Lyrica users.


Lyrica


For the last 6 years I have had numbness and severe painin my feet and right are, due to 8 mnths of chemo, Taxol is the one that caused the problem, I have only beenon Lyrica 50MG for 2 weeks, at first I was given 75MG, this made me sleep for 14 hrs and gave a drug hangover for 2 days, the new 50 MG does not affect me that way, however I have shown no improvement My feet are very bad.


Lyrica Interactions

I'm taking Zonegran for Migraines. Will be taking Lyrica shortly and would like to know if Lyrica could have any adverse reaction with the Zonegran?


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