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Lyrica

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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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: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pregabalin

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Lyrica and Alcohol
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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Lyrica does work
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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is lyrica save to take with Adderall XR?
Hi is lyrica save to take with Adderall XR? Also I was wondering if lyrica would cause a person who is diagnosed with PCOS, more weight GAIN Then a person who is not? Also is lyrica save to take with Celexa? And should people who has ADHD... Be on Lyrica? ## Hello, Islandgal7! How are you? No, the fact that the person has PCOS will not have any bearing on how much weight gain it causes, it will really be about the same for most people. Taking Adderall XR with Citalopram can increase the effect of the Cialopram, as well as increasing serotonin levels. This can cause a dangerous interaction called Serotonin Syndrome, which can be fatal, so they really shouldn't be combined. Adderall XR is a stimulant that's most commonly used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. It carries the risk of be...
Updated 8 days ago.
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Lyrica and more side effects
I have been on Lyrica for many years due to fibromyalgia. I was off of them for a while however I began to have trigeminal neuralgia so I was put back on it. I have had tinnitus every since I've been back on it. I have had to have shots in my head occipital neuralgia Is this yet another side effect from it? I can't remember things from one minute to the next. I have gotten in my car and forgot where I was going. I have a real problem concentrating. I have gone to the store and forgot what I went for. My face does stay swollen most of the time but my sinuses stays swollen and now I have asthma is Lyrica causes these problems. I did not have these problems before taking Lyrica. Am I the only one having these problems? ## Its the lyrica. Get off it asap but be sure you do it gradua...
Updated 8 days ago.
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Does Lyrica works like Zoloft ?
I used to take (Sertraline) when i was in Miami, but now when i came home they dont have it here,, i found Lyrica and it was told that its the same ? i just need to know if it works like it or not ?? ## No, they don't work the same and are not interchangeable. Zoloft is an SSRI antidepressant. Lyrica is an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat certain types of nerve pain. They work in different ways and do not treat the same conditions. You can read more on both at the following links: If you were using the Zoloft to help with pain, then the Lyrica could be a viable alternative to try. In addition, if you were using it for a mood disorder, it may also help, because anticonvulsants are known to do that, too. However, they are not the same and don't work the same. Are there an...
Updated 8 days ago.
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Lyrica- can this be effective for the treatment of gastropareses?
I am losing alot of weight because of trouble with my feeding tube that I have for gastroparesis. Someone told me to try lyrica. Is this a good drug for this? ## My mom age is 43 ,,she usually have gas trouble often .now she had a slight pain in the upper right stomach. Sometimes she feels bloated stomach.even if she eats small amount her stomach becomes big.heavy indigestion,nousea,.
Updated 12 days ago.
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Lyrica weight gain
Does anyone know if you gain more weight as you increase the milligrams of Lyrica. I've gone from 150mg a day to 600 & still may have to increase, I know weight gain is a side effect but does it ever level out or as I increase my milligram will I continue to gain? I've already gained 50lbs! ## Yes it can! I tried it & I believe I was allergic to it. I started swelling up immediately & even though I only took for a brief time, the extra weight I gained was super hard to get off. I've heard it helps some tho! Hope this was a little helpful =) ## Hello, RhondaKay! How are you? Several of the side effects from anticonvulsants are known to continue or worsen with time and weight gain is one of them. Mood swings and memory problems can also worsen. However, it really d...
Updated 15 days ago.
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Rash after quitting Lyrica
I took Lyrica (150mg daily) for 2 years. The medicine helped reduce my leg and hip gain greatly. In January I started working out daily and dieting and lost 30 pounds. I gradually have quit taking Lyrica and am having only a small amount of discomfort at times. The problem is that upon quitting the Lyrica the back of my knees started itching and welps appeared after I scratched them. It has been 3 weeks since I stopped taking Lyrica and I am still itchy. Has this happened to anyone else? Could this be a result of nerve damage? ## Lyrica contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, it is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain. It sounds like what you may be experiencing is a common withdrawal effect from your body trying to readjust to not havin...
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is lyrica bad
I have just got prescribed to lyrica from my doctor for going through withdrawals off of xanax.Is this a good idea? ## Hello, T man! How are you? Lyrica is an anticonvulsant that has also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. It would seen your doctor prescribed it to try to help alleviate some of the typical issues that can occur, when stopping a benzodiazepine, including the possible risk of seizures that doing so can cause. Mood swings and anxiety are also possibilities. Is it helping?
Updated 18 days ago.
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is itsafe to take neurotin with lyrica and is it a narcotic
Is lyrica a narcotic i just got some 100 mg to try i take neurotin 800 mg 3 times a day ## No, they aren't narcotics. ## Hello, Kaylee! How are you? BL is correct, thank you BL for your helpful post. To be more specific, these are both anticonvulsants that have also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight gain. That said, no, you shouldn't take both, because you would be essentially doubling up on the same medication, which could result in overdose. Is there anything else I can help with?
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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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