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Active Ingredient(s): Pregabalin
FDA Approved: December 30, 2004
Pharm Company: CP PHARMS
Category: Pain Relief

Lyrica Overview

Pregabalin (INN) /præbln/ is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults.[1] It has also been found effective for generalized anxiety disorder and is (as of 2007) approved for this use in the European Union and Russia.[1] It is effective at treating some causes of chronic pain such as fibromyalgia but not others. It is considered to have a low potential for abuse, and a limited dependen...

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Have no insurance currently and need help paying for my Lyrica
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where can i get lyrica medicine?
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I have already used lyrica but not satisfied with its price and discount offers can u please suggest me any sites.. ## Hello Emma, I noticed that you are looking for cheaper lyrica. If you are interested, my associate has access to literally hundreds, perhaps even thousands on 75mg capsules. The rate is guaranteed unbeatable, email me if interested. Don ## You still associated? ## @Emma, Have you considered trying any other alternatives to lyrica? Supplementing with B-Vitamins is a good start in my opinion, but I think you may also find many essential oils to be more than sufficient as an alternative to lyrica. Since lyrica is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain. It makes sense to use other anticonvulsants that may be a lot cheaper and possibly more effective and cost effic...
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can you take expited lyriva from 2012?
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My lyrica 50 mg has an expiration of May 2012, with it only being almost barely 3 years old is it still effective? I took some a while ago and i think it worked... i have a back disease and am in terrible pain... i also have work today... I've read it gets some ppl "high" is that true? ## Hello, Mae! How are you? No, Lyrica doesn't cause a high. And it doesn't get dangerous past the expiration date, but it will no longer be as effective as it was when new, thus it would best to dispose of it and see your doctor for a new prescription. What you also need to be aware of is that Lyrica is not an actual analgesic, you can't just take it as needed and expect it to do much. It's actually classified by the FDA as an anticonvulsant, which can also help with some type...
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does Lyrica affect you like a narcotic?
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What type of effect do you think Lyrica will have on a first-time female patient that weighs 125lbs? ## Depends on the dose. I am a 140lb female who was on no medication & took 150mg & was totally wiped out to the extent that i would hurt myself & not even feel it but dependence grows quickly & the withdrawals are the worst ever - google it & read the horror stories. Please please approach this drug with caution, especially if you have an addictive personality. ## Hello, Peg! How are you? Lyrica is not a narcotic, nor is it related to them. It is actually not any type of analgesic. It is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with some mood disorders and certain types of nerve pain, due to the action is has in the brain. Its typical side effects may possi...
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Lyrica side effects
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I took Lyrica for about 8 wks..felt horrible on it and hed pretty much every side effect you could think of..began having pitting edema in legs and extreme pain on th esole sof my feet..weaned off of it and now 6 plus weeks later am still having swelling and foot pain...anyone elxse experience this ## Yes I have had the feet problem. I will be sound asleep and awake to what feels like someone stabbing the heals of my feet with an ice pick. I have never felt anything like this before. ## Some people do not do well on Lyrica, however, side effects do not last for that long after the medication has been discontinued. There are also not listed among the normal side effects and should be reported to your doctor, immediately. Common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and dry ...
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problems with lyrica
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I have been taking Lyrica for prophylactic migraine managment as well as neuropathic pain following discectomy of T8-9 and T10-11. I was previously on gabapentin and noticed cognitive sxs, and minimal effects for pain. After starting Lyrica, I almost immediately noticed decreased pain...I thought it was a miracle! I also had decreased migraines. Now that I have been on Lyrica 100mg BID, my weight gain has become unmanagable. I have gained 40 lbs, and I am only 5'3. I weigh more now than I did when pregnant with any of my children. I have also experienced many of the side effects mentioned in the discussion boards. I told my Dr. that I wanted to get off of it due to so many problems. He gave me a tapering schedule, but the first time I started decreasing my dose, I have started havin...
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Need Doctor. West Subs of Chicago That Will Prescribe Pain Meds
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I live in near Aurora, IL. west suburbs of Chicago PLEASE SOMEONE HAS TO KNOW A DR. AROUND AURORA, IL OR W/IN 10 MILES OR SO THAT WILL PRESCRIBE THE PAIN MEDS I NEED. I'VE TRIED AT LEAST 7 OR 8 DIFFERENT MEDS. THE NORCO10'S OR EVEN STRONGER (FEWER PER DAY) WORK PERFECT, NO SIDE EFFECTS. I'VE TRIED ALL THE OTHER NON NARCOTIC AND THEY DO NOT WORK OR I FEEL LIKE A WACK FROM DRUGS LIKE LYRICA. I don't want to be treated like some drug addict...JUST LOOK AT THE MRI FROM LAST WEEK. ## The plethora of posts really wasn't necessary and, if you type in all caps online, it is equivalent to shouting and you won't get many responses. Now, as to your situation. One difficulty you may be creating for yourself is by trying to insist on a certain narcotic medication. Many doctor...
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Weight gain
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My Dr. prescribed Lyrica for me. I don't want to take it. My best friend gained 40lbs. Has anyone else had weight gain? ## I have been on it for at least a year now and have not experienced weight gain. This was/is extremely important in light of the fact that I had gained 35 lbs. which resulted from various antidepressants. I DID experience drowsiness/dizziness for two months but worked around it by taking 2 hours before getting up, naptime and then at bedtime. Best wishes. ## Thank you for responding! Madeline ## Yes! Extreme weight gain...40-45 lbs. I am trying to get off of it and having additional problems as well. See Problems with Lyrica post! ## Weight gain is a very common side effect of these types of medications. ## Yes, I have been on it for 2 years and have put on 15+ k...
Updated 15 days ago.
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IS LYRICA A NARCOTIC. BECAUSE I ASK IS MY PHARMIST SAID IT WAS AND I HAVE BEEN TAKING 200mg 3 TIMES PER DAY AND DID NOT KNOW THAT. SO DOES ANYONE KNOW? Thanks, Wendell Maddox ## Amazing, isn't it? While in the hospital in June, I had a floor nurse try to tell me that it was a Sched. II opiate. Go figure. Susan ## Like I stated in another message, I was sent to pain management doctor for pain and burning on right side after a stroke I had in 2003. I have been taking Hydrocodone and Oxycodone for the pain and discomfort. The pain management doc wanted me to try Lyrica and it started out low dosage and increased to 600 mg per day. It never did anything for my burning or discomfort. It did make me gain weight, was very expensive, and as a side effect to me, it had a profound effect (neg...
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am not feeling any relief from the pain for shingles have taken 4 last day and a half as presribed
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Have shingles,took 4 hydroco/acetaminop 5-325mg tab qua in last 2 days as prescribed have not had any relief from excruciating pain. When should I get some relief from pain? ## Hello, Rayna! How are you feeling? I'm very sorry that you're so miserable! The good news is that once is clears up, Shingles doesn't usually recur! Something topical might help a bit more, if used in conjunction with the pills. There are things available over the counter, such as Dermoplast and others that are sold for sunburn and such. If your doctor says it's okay for you to use one, then they can even prescribe something, or your pharmacist can help you find something to try. That problem with herpes viruses is that they are a skin condition, so they are topical and while you can take an oral ...
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  • Capsule: 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 225mg, 25mg, 300mg, 50mg, 75mg
  • Solution: 20mg/ml
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