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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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are these symptoms caused by epleptin??
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Hi I have been prescribed epleptin for severe bone and nerve pain as well as TLE which makes me very moody,agressive,depressed,mood swings,only been on it 4 days and since starting my hands fingers ankles feet toes joints all over swollen up and terrible pain,cant even close my fingers as they so swollen,also have developed severe infection in throat,chest,burning like crazy,runny nose tho its totally blocked,severe diahorea,stomach pain,suicidal thoughts,want to just lie in bed and are any of theses physical and or mental changes,pain,due to the epleptin as was never like this before on lyrica which helped my pain and moods??please help asap before I OD as cant take the physical or mental pain and infection and depression,apathy,etc.have just come cancer free but its left holes and
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lyrica, side effects coming off drug
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effects coming off lyrica ## I just got off the phone to the center of drug addition because i take both lyrica and oxycotin and the durg to take to come off these drugs is called SOBOXEN. ask your dr for this if you are trying to come off either of these drugs, they are both considered opions, hope i spelled that right, both are very strong drugs, i have been taking them both and after my next surgury i will be asking for this drug, it will lesson the effect of weaning off these drugs, check it out on the net under drug addition, hope this helps some of yoy out ther ## I'm going to be taken off Lyrica in Sept., after seeing a neurologist; I have tried several times to get off it and had severe withdrawal symptoms and seizures. I'm taking it for both epilepsy and fibromyalgia. I...
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Lyrica and Alcohol
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You are not supposed to drink while on Lyrica. I made the big mistake of doing that. I took my dose in the morning and then got invited by some friends to go out. I do not usually drink, but started drinking around 9:30 pm. I was found in an alley behind a restaurant at 4 am. The last thing I remember was last call at 2am. I am only posting this to give a VERY strong warning not to drink while on this medication. Luckily I am OK and still alive. It is a horrible feeling to not know what happened in those 2 hours. Please do not drink while on Lyrica. ## I have been on Lyrica at various strengths from 200mg/day down to 50mg/day. I drink (probably more than I should) but I have never experienced any problems drinking the equivalent of 5 or so drinks while on this medication. I have experie...
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tiamina piridoxina cianocobalamina
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What does the actual pill look like ? I have a .o5 mg and it is small white with a cross Is this correct? I am told in Mexico and I see online this is vitamin b complex ## Hi lex, I actually ran a search via google images on "tiamina piridoxina cianocobalamina", and of the results I'm finding, the pills themselves are depicted as being red in color. However this does not necessarily mean yours are fake by any means. It could very well be that they are simply manufactured by a different company. The one's I see online are being distributed through a company by the name of dipromed. And upon looking at the product packaging, it has the words "Tribedoce Compuesto" in large letters on the front, with a libra (scale) symbol in the bottom right or left hand corner of t...
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allergic reaction
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I would like to know if there are any sulfa product in this medication? I am diabetic and have nerve damage in feet and Neurontin does not work for me. ## I am also allergic to sulfa products and was just placed on Lyrica for fibromyalagia. Since my doctor knows about my allergy, I assume there is no sulfa in this product. ## There is a sulfate in the name brand of this, sodium lauryl sulfate, not sure if that counts for your allergy or what, as I am not familiar with it. Here is a page that lists all the ingredients for the name brand: Lyrica Ingredients Since the inactives can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, you would need to check the ingredients for any of these that you are prescribed. By FDA regulations, the active ingredient, in this case Pregabalin, can differ from the n...
Updated 6 days ago.
does lyrica pregabalina have sulfur in it
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Does lyrica/ pregabalina have sulfur in it ## Hi Lady D, Based on my research, certain manufacturers of Lyrica (pregabalin) do put in a substance called "sodium lauryl sulfate"; which can bring about an allergic reaction in those with sulfa allergies. That said, your best bet would probably be to inform your doctor and/or pharmacist about this allergy, so they can make sure they give you the proper form of Lyrica. NOTE: post #2 in the following discussion thread may also address your concern in more depth: Discuss/allergic-reaction-165390.htm You can learn more about this drug on the page for Lyrica Details I hope this info helps! ## No they are not related. I wrote more at the link the previous poster linked above.
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Does anyone taking Lyrica have memory loss ?
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I have been on Lyrica for about 8 months now and I am having fantastic results. My dr is trying to increase my dosage and I have been doing it in 50 mg increments. I am up 100 more now in a month, for a total dosage of 400mg. I find that I have very bad recall and loss of my vocabulary during conversation. It eventually goes away, but I was wondering if anyone else has this? If it keeps up, I just may have to drop back down 50mg until I get used to it? That seemed to work that last time I had to raise it.BTW, I have nerve pain in my ribcage.(not caused by Shingles) Karel ## It is a possible reaction to this med, it is listed as a severe side effect that you should see your doctor about if you experience it. You can see it in the monograph listing here: Lyrica Info Click Here Have you co...
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Lyrica does work
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Lyrica does work for myself. But I started having side effects. Double vision, being tired all the time, confusion, didn't even remember my age and that might be a good thing. But the drug is awesome for taking the nerve pain away. Just pay attention to side effects. Cindy ## Mu husband was on Lyrica for 30 days until he started experiencing severe side effects, i.e. dizziness, chest pain, weight gain, double vision, confusion, memory problems, tiredness. He was admitted into the hospital with the chest pain, in fear he was experiencing a heart attack. He has been off Lyrica for 3 weeks now and is still experiencing nausea and dizziness. How long did your symptoms last after discontinuing the med? He is getting very discouraged. Resa ## I had an orthopedic surgery on my ankle 8 mont...
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I have herniated discs and sciatica. I was referred to a pain management doctor, who prescribed Lyrica. After reading all of these posts, and finding out the side effects, I'm not sure I want to take this medicine. Has anyone had good results with Lyrica, without these side effects? ## I have been using it for about7-8 months for nerve pain caused by intercostal neuritis and it has worked great for me. Of course I still get pain, but it is greatly reduced in both severity and frequency. The side affects are lethargy at first and forgetfullness, but it goes away in a few weeks and to me was definately worth the wait. Weight gain- I am so overweight to begin with and on so many things that can cause weight gain, it is hard to tell, but on a WW, I lose easily if I take it seriously. An...
Updated 12 days ago.
Pain Management Using Narcotics in/near Exeter Rhode Island
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Hi! I have severe diabetic neuropathy, several amputations on both feet, and an ulcer on my one remaining big toe. I have been thinking of moving in with friends in Rhode Island. I am disabled, so I have Medicaid. Looking for a pain management doctor that takes Medicaid or one that is reasonably priced. But mainly I need one who uses pain meds. Shots don't work for osteo neuropathy (or not on me), and Lyrica only helps with the tingles/numbness. HELP! I'm on 2 60mg MS-Contin's two times a day plus 1 10mg oxycodone for breakthrough as well as Lyrica.
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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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