Lyrica

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

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Lyrica Overview

Pregabalin is a gamma-Aminobutyric acid analog anticonvulsant and analgesic used for neuropathic pain and as an add on therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults.[1] It is considered to have a low potential for abuse and a limited dependence liability if misused and is classified as a Schedule V controlled substance in the United States.[2] Contents 1 Medical uses 1.1 Neuropathic pain 1.2 Anxiety disorders 2 Adverse effects 2.1 Overdosage 2.2 Di...

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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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WHAT CAUSES WEIGHT GAIN IN LYRICA
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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 3 days ago.
 
capsule pgn 75 red white combined with Norspan patch 5 mcg/h
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Could you please advise the daily use of this medication Lyrica combined with Norspan Patch 5 mcg/hr 4. Side affects and the driving of motor vehicles? ## Hello, Nathan! How are you? I didn't find any problems or interactions listed, but it's always best to double check such information to be sure. As to driving, they can both cause some sedation, dizziness and drowsiness as listed by the FDA as possibly side effects, so taking them together may worsen that, thus it's best not to drive, until you're sure how they make you feel. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 4 days ago.
 
Lyrica is making me a cripple
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I cut off three of my middle fingers at the first joint 4 months ago. I was first prescribed Oxycodon by one doctor. I got worried about addiction and switched to a hand soecialist. He prescribed Tramodo and Lyrica. After 3 months of 150 mg twice a day I can;t walk without a cane, I've gained 20 pounds, I have short term memory loss plus a host of other related problems. I'm also taking Levetiracetam 500 mg AM and PM, another anti seizure med. I've got to come off Lyrica, but if the hand specialist balks at the idea, what kind of doctor can help wean me off Lyrica. I'm willing to tough it out with the pain. ## Hello, Jim! How are you? The issue here is that your problems may not be solely due to the Lyrica. The Levetiracetam can also cause such problems, these are fairly...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
Rash after quitting Lyrica
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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...
Updated 12 days ago.
 
Lyrica Has Seriously Impaired My Mind... Memory loss
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Lyrica Has Seriously Impaired My Mind And Damaged My Parotid Gland. After only 2 and 1/2 weeks on it (for neurogenic pain and spasms from spine injuries lumbar spine and cervical spine): First day after taking it, "buzzing electrical nerve symptoms" some better, but pain was still very much there. Dizzy, stumbling... Dizziness decreased after a few days (never stopped, always present when first arising from sleep). During those 2 and 1/2 weeks that I took Lyrica, I have gained 10 lbs (have not lost it) had extreme dry mouth (still dryer than pre-Lyrica), got tangled up, as in "lost" in my clothes when dressing, tangled in my seat belt when getting in and out of car and tangled in my purse straps ... all the time... Was (still am) constantly reversing words (I say "up...
Updated 15 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 16 days ago.
 
Lyrica Side Effects after Long Use
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I have taken Lyrica for over three years for serious Neuropathies (Level 10 pain...unable to leave my home or function at all) caused by undiagnosed B-12 and Vitamin D Deficiencies. I started at 150 mg twice a day; however, had to increase to three times a day to more fully deal with the pain. Eventually I reduced it back to twice a day as the pain was controlled (90%) and due to excessive daytime sleepiness. Lyrica saved my life. I am able to work full-time again and do. Most side effects disappeared over time EXCEPT losing word recall at times and weight gain (I diet all the time now). But it is ALL worth it to be nearly pain free... Nerve pain is unbearable. I am a 68-year-old woman and healthy otherwise. ## I'm so very glad that this medication is working so well for you. The me...
Updated 17 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 21 days ago.
 

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.

NDC Database Records for Lyrica: (90 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0071-1012 Lyrica 25 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-1013 Lyrica 50 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-1014 Lyrica 75 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-1015 Lyrica 100 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-1016 Lyrica 150 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-1017 Lyrica 200 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-1018 Lyrica 300 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-1019 Lyrica 225 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-1020 Lyrica 20 mg/ml Oral Solution by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 16590-503 Lyrica 50 mg Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 21695-276 Lyrica 25 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-277 Lyrica 50 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-278 Lyrica 75 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-661 Lyrica 100 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-662 Lyrica 150 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-663 Lyrica 200 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-664 Lyrica 300 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 35356-053 Lyrica 25 mg Oral Capsule by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-054 Lyrica 150 mg Oral Capsule by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-398 Lyrica 300 mg Oral Capsule by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
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Other drugs which contain Pregabalin or a similar ingredient: (1 result)


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