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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 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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pregabalin

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Side Effects Of Taking Lyrica And Morphine Together
I am taking morphine sul 100 bid and lyrica 200 bid. ive been taking this for quit awhile but recently was increased to 100 from 75 and from 150 to 200 respectfully. The last two days I've been getting tightness in my chest and it feel hard to breath is this a side effect of the two and if so shouldn't of it showed when I started taking them together. I ve been on morphine for almost 2yrs at 75. and the lyrica was just started the end of last year it started at 50 and gone up since then. I have nerve pain in my neck and lowr back from 2 failed surgeries to releive pinched nerves in both areas. ## It could be a side effect that has been caused by the increase in dosages. Morphine is a narcotic and both it and the Lyrica can cause central nervous system depression, which can affec...
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Lyrica in Mexico
Hi, I've learned a lot from other people's experiences here on medschat over the last few years and wanted to share my experiences with something that comes up on here from time to time, and I hope that I can somehow help out somebody out there wondering. I live in socal (south of LA), and have been taking Lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia and migraines for about six or seven years now, and it would not be exaggerating to say that it has really changed my life. It's an incredible product, and the only thing I've tried after ten or fifteen years of doctors trying me on everything and mosf things they tried either not doing anything or else just making things worse. With no generic alternative available in the US, I have to pay $217 every time I pick up a refill (28 pil...
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Lyrica problems from drug
I have been taking Lyrica for several months now and have many side effects from this drug. I have gained 10-15lbs, have severe memory loss..simple word finding is difficult.. I have had major hair loss (clumps of hair falling out when wash my hair) and worst of all can not have orgasm because of this drug!!! I am titrating down now becuase side effects are not worth the minimal pain relief I am getting from this drug for fibromyalgia! ## Hello, Kelly! How are you? I am very sorry about the problems that you're having. Similar things have happened to others that have taken Lyrica. However, I do want to caution you to be very careful, when tapering off of it, because stopping abruptly could create the risk of seizures. Is there anything else I can help with?
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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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One day on Lyrica and still suffering months later
My doctor prescribed Lyrica for pain I was having from a back issue, and after one day on this drug my hands, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles and feet were so swollen I could not function. I couldn't even cut my food or walk more than a few steps. Both my wife and I thought I wouldn't live out the month. After being seen by several doctors I was told I was having an acute auto immune response and was put on prednisone. After two months now the swelling is improving and the dosage of steroids is going down, but I still take them or the inflammation returns. This is the first time in my life I have had any bad reaction to any drug. I regret having taken this and hope this condition isn't permanent. ## Jason, Oh my goodness!! I can't do Lyrica either, and I am lucky that I di...
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did anyone work their way up from 25 mg once a day to lesson side affects
My doctor's game plan is to bring me up very slowly, 25 mg/day for maybe 3 days, then 25 two times a day for a couple of weeks, and over a very long period of time up to 150 because I was very sensitive to my first dose of 50 mg. I was beyond tired and felt very sedated - kind of like being drunk or whatever. never would have been able to drive in that condition. ## Hello, Susan! How are you? That is with these types of medications, especially if someone is sensitive to the side effects. It's even commonly done when someone is taking them to control seizures. Common side effects may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
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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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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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DOES LEXAM MAKE YOUR HAIR FALL OUT?
HI, I HAVE BEEN ON LEXAM FOR SEVEN MONTHS. I TAKE ONE 10MG IN THE MORNING. THE LAST MONTH MY HAIR IS FALLING OUT LGE AMOUNTS WHEN I BRUSH OR WASH MY HAIR. I ALSO TAKE 75MG LYRICA FOR MY BACK PAIN TWICE A DAY. ALSO TAKE 4/6 PANADINE FORTE WITH 30MG OF CODIENE FOR MY PAIN . IM VERY WORRIED ABOUT MY HAIR.
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BP UP WITH CHEST PAINS- GET ME OFF THIS DRUG
I have been taking lyrica for a 3 months now and I really want off. I have recently been having trouble with my blood pressure. It caused chest pains, shortness of breath, increased bp when getting up and walking. Been in the hospital twice now from the chest pains and my blood and ekg are fine. Seeing a cardiologist who says it it vasculitis. Someone help because I feel like I am being passed between specialists. I have MCTD and many problems with it. I am very nervous and my gut tells me that it is the Lyrica that has been the cause of my vasculitis. ## Hello, Bonnie! How are you? I am very sorry about the problems that you're having. Have you discussed it with your doctor? They should be able to help you taper off of the Lyrica to see whether or not it's contributing to your ...
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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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