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Lyrica

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

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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 was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin. Pregabalin is marketed by Pfizer under the trade name Lyrica. Pfizer described in an SEC filing that the drug...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pregabalin

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esrd patient
I'm an esrd patient, on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. I was just prescribed lyrica for multiple pain sites. I've been reading, and am concerned about my future kidney function. Also my mother has Immacular holes in her eyes, they told her that's past two me. I already wear glasses. And I don't like the addictive side, I was taking oxycodone 15mg 3-4 daily. But was told they could kill me, because they build up in the kidneys. I like how they worked on my pain. But feeling scared to try lyrica ## Hello, TN Rog! How are you? It has been known to cause kidney stones in some people, which could be dangerous for you, if you already have impaired kidney function. And yes, it can also cause ocular damage, though it isn't common. Have you discussed your concerns ...
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lyrica
I have taken Neurontin at 800mg at 4 times a day for eight years. Also taken Lyrica at 200mg 4 times a day.It helps with pain and neasuea,before i eat and after i eat and it kills the effect of the medicine. So I have to take more than prescribed. So does any body else have this problem.Are any sugestions? I have talked to my doctors about this. They don't listen. They also didn't listen to me about it being adictive. I was right about that. So if anyone can help or tell me how to get help please, please write me back. Thank you. ## The reason they do not see these as being addictive is because they are not actually pain medications, they are not narcotics, so they don't carry the same side effects and addiction as narcotic opiates do. What you experience though, when you ta...
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WHAT CAUSES WEIGHT GAIN IN LYRICA
I HAVE GAINED 27 POUNDS IN 3 MONTHS. WHAT CAN I DO OTHER THAN STOP TAKING LYRICA. ? SHOULD iI QUIT OR LOWER DOSAGE? I TAKE 2 DOSES PER DAY. ## It's difficult to say exactly what about a medication causes any specific side effect, in many cases there is really no way to explain it, but Lyrica contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, which is actually an anticonvulsant, so it works on brain chemicals. This means that it may be having an affect on something that stimulates the appetite, or slows the metabolism, so some people gain weight easier than normal, while taking it. Have you discussed the issue with your doctor? You may need to start more closely watching what you eat, or up the amount of exercise you get each day. ## I can relate to the weight gain with Lyrica. When I first ...
Updated 2 days ago.
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Need Doctor. West Subs of Chicago That Will Prescribe Pain Meds
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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Coming off Lyrica
I am a 40 yr old who has been on lyrica for 4 years now. I was in a car accident and due to nerve damage along my spine was put on Lyrica after surgery. I have tried to come off of it before but after day 5 i felt like i was in hell I could not stand anything touching me not even clothes i felt like I was on fire so i caved in and starting taking it again I could not stand the pain any longer. I have memory loss, live in a fog, gained alot of weight, sleep walk. I can't think clear there are times I have speech issues like I can't say what I'm trying to and have to stop slow down and try again. Due to new health issues I have chose to come off lyrica because I can't tell where I am hurting and by all rights should be able to because of physical symptoms. My Dr. has told ...
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Will Lyrica Work
My husband was diagnosed with diabetes 10/8/13. He probably has had it for 3 yr. He's is on 750 Metformin 2 a day, 600mg Gabapentin 3 aday. Still in much pain.He also weights 116, has lost 100lbs. in two years Just got prescribed Lyrica 50mg. 3 a day. Lyrica is very expensive. JUST WONDERING IF IT WILL HELP. Any comments welcome. ## Hello, Cheryl! How are you? Unfortunately, no one can tell you whether or not it will help him, the only way to know that is by his actually taking it to find out how it works for him. There should be a cheaper generic available, though. And it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, weight changes and mood swings. Is there anything else I can help with?
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How To Get Off Lyrica
Have been taking 200 mg daily. Does not help my neuropathy at all. Want to stop taking this expensive worthless drug. How do you wean youreself off? ## How long have you been taking it? If it has been for just a short time, then weaning may not be necessary, but you should double check with your doctor to be sure. Learn more Lyrica details here. Additionally, if it hasn't been that long, you may not have given it enough time to see if it will help your neuropathy, since it does take 4 to 6 weeks to reach its full effectiveness. ## I have been on Lyria nearly 3 month, No notible difference in my neuropathy. Very expensive, even with my co-pay. Just want to be done with it. Was taking 100MG 2x a day. Now taking one till I run out. Their ads are so deceiving. Big promises, 0 results. #...
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Does Lyrica mess up your Liver?
I started taking Lyrica for 3 weeks now for my Chronic Facial Pain. I had taken all the chronic pain meds and nothing work. I was diagnos with this illness since I had a root canal done, I even got 2 teeth extracted though the pain would go away. Anyway, I am now having some reaction, my feet and legs feels fat. However, my pain is about 4 in a scale of 10 being very painful. I take Lyrica 3x a day with 50 mg each along with oxycodon (if pain does not go away) and motrin 800 mg for head aches. I been on norcotic medicines for 2 years and now with Lyrica and etc. I am just wondering if the chronic pain actually go away? I am tired of taking all these medicine and scared that I will not have a liver left.............. ## Is Lyrica a narcotic? I think i saw that it is a controlled substanc...
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I Cant Get Off Lyrica
I've been taking Lyrica for 7 years for residual pain resulting from 2 spinal operations. The pain has diminished and I want to stop taking Lyrica. I've tapered down from 75 mg a day to 25 mg a day, but when I try to stop entirely I feel very dizzy and feel that I will black-out. I've tried to taper off very slowly, but I can't tolerate missing even one dose. ## Hi Carrie, Sorry to hear about your trouble with Lyrica. Your certainly not alone, as there are many others here in the forums dealing with this mess of a drug. The best approach I can recommend trying, is to take a fraction of the 25mg tablet (actually cut into pieces), and then work your way down from there over the course of several weeks. If you're open to trying it, might I suggest using medical marijuan...
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Pain Management Doctors in Hamilton NJ
Live in Hamilton NJ need dr. to prescribe meds for nerve damage in lower back. I have ins coverage thru work so no clinics please. Don't want drawn out process just want meds to continue standing 7 hours a day.... ## I'm sorry you're suffering and I hope you find help soon. However, as to not wanting to go to a clinic, you really aren't going to have much choice on that. Under the new laws that went into effect at the beginning of the year, changes are being implemented that will no longer allow general practice doctors to prescribe pain medications for long-term use. They will only be allowed to prescribe them for a short period of time, such as when someone has just had surgery or been in an accident, except for in cases of certain rare exceptions. Additionally, you ma...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Pregabalin
  • Capsule: 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 225mg, 25mg, 300mg, 50mg, 75mg
  • Solution: 20mg/ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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