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, marketed under the brand name Lyrica among others, is a medication used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and generalized anxiety disorder.[9][10][11] Its use for epilepsy is as an add-on therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults.[12] Some off-label uses of pregabalin include restless leg syndrome,[13] prevention of migraines,[14] social anxiety disorder,[14] and alcohol withdrawal.[15] When used before surgery it does not app...

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Information On Or Relating To Yeast Infections
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Did any one while on Lyrica have problems with yeast infections? How about your tongue swelling? ## Yes. I have never had yeast infections, and since starting Lyrica, I have been battling them for 2 months. Lyrica's website mentions nothing about this issue, but I am quite positive that it is directly related. Nothing else in my life has changed (diet, exercise, spouse, etc). ## I was also having yeast infection problems on lyrica and I finally figured that lyrica was causing me to have vaginal dryness. Now I use a moisturizing vaginal suppository every night and haven't had a yeast infection since. I would first use a homepathic yeast infection treatment to treat the yeast infection and the immediatly start the moistrizing vaginal suppositories Hope this helps. ## I'm on ly...
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Lyrica 50mg A Narcotic
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i guarantee it is addictive. I went off thinking it wasn't and suffered worse withdrawals than coming off oxycocdone. ## Lyrica, which contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, is an anticonvulsant, which is also used to treat nerve pain, anxiety and as a mood stabilizer. It is not a narcotic, however, it has been known to cause withdrawal effects in people that have been taking it for a long period of time, when they stop taking it abruptly. This happens, because your body gets used to anything you ingest on a regular basis and if you stop using it, your body has to readjust to not having that substance. It is called dependence. More details: Have things improved for you? ## Lyrica is addictive in the extreme. But true: Lyrica not a narcotic. It is an anti-convulsant with sedative...
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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 I QUIT OR LOWER THE 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...
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Lyrica and Tooth loss
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I have been prescribed Lyrica for over 4 years. Before this I had near perfect teeth - save for a few cavities. After about a year of taking the highest dose 3x my teeth started to get "brittle" and would simply break off while eatingor simply fall out sometimes. Has ANYONE heard of this or knows somone it has happened to also? ## Lyrica, as well as a lot of other medications, can cause dry mouth as a side effect. When this happens, even if it isn't bad enough for you to really notice, it allows bacteria to remain on your teeth that would normally be washed away by your saliva. Learn more Lyrica details here. Thus, any time you are taking a medication for a long period of time, your normal dental routine may not be enough. You might have to put some more effort in to save yo...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
Weight gain using lyrica for pain relief
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Has anyone gained weight using lyrica as a back pain killer ## Hello, Mike! How are you? Lyrica is actually not a pain killer. It contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, which is an anticonvulsant, it's been found to help with some types of nerve pain, due to the way it acts on brain chemicals and yes, weight gain is a normal side effect of these types of medications. Learn more Lyrica details here. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and mood swings. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## As I said just on other thread regarding weight gain with Lyrica I never found it to put unwanted weight on myself the years I was on it for Neurolgia, it does work for many other areas other than Epilepsy as it is an anti-convulstant as you've already stated ...
Updated 3 days ago.
 
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 for 4 days and since starting my hands fingers ankles feet toes joints all over are swollen up and causing terrible pain. I cant even close my fingers as they're so swollen. I also have developed a severe infection in my throat/chest, causing burning like crazy and a runny nose though it's totally blocked. Also, severe diarrhea, stomach pain, suicidal thoughts. I want to just lie in bed and die. So are any of these physical and or mental changes & pain due to the epleptin? I was never like this before on lyrica which helped my pain and moods. Please help asap before I OD as I cant take the physical or mental pain an...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
Lyrica in Mexico
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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...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 7 days ago.
 
Lyrica and a fat belly
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I have been taking Lyrica 150 mg twice a day with 100mg sustained release tramadok (ultram) I have severe post hepetic neuralgia in my left thigh following an attack of shingles. This combination of meds has reduced pain by 59% allowing me to function, Then I noticed I was slowly and stadily gaining weight - about 30 lb. The interesting thing is it is all (nearly) belly weight - my waist has now completely dissapeared. The first side effect (i didn;t really notice the weight gain at first) was I was unsteady and my balance degenerated quite a bit. The I noticed typing I would mix up similar words like their and there and sea and see. The wiuld always be the wrong way round. At first the memory loss seemed an extention of aging but in the last minth it has got alarming. Today I was follo...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
NERVE PALSY around the time taking Lyrica
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IF ANYONE HAS SUFFERED A NERVE PALSY OF ANY KIND AROUND THE TIME YOU WERE TAKING LYRICA; IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO CONTACT ME {edited for privacy}. I think everyone should get as close to accurate representation of my experience. Nothing over exaggerated, although the options for symptoms above was difficult to be accurate with (such as I am not sure "Shoulder-hand syndrome" fully qualifies as a symptom, but there are close associations). I COULD NOT MOVE MY FINGERS OR CONTROL MY WRIST for about 8 months, and STILL SUFFER ongoing weakness. About 2 months before I started regaining mobility a doctor displayed some research citing the use of LYRICA HAS RESULTED IN A VARIETY OF NERVE PALSIES, including Peroneal, Bell, Cranial, RADIAL, etc... By DISCONTINUATION and physical therapy 3x...
Updated 9 days ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Pregabalin
  • Capsule: 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 225mg, 25mg, 300mg, 50mg, 75mg
  • Solution: 20mg/ml
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 165mg, 330mg, 82.5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Lyrica: (100 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
  • 24236-783 Lyrica 50 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 24236-831 Lyrica 75 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 35356-053 Lyrica 25 mg Oral Capsule by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 80 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Pregabalin or a similar ingredient: (2 results)


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Lyrica
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Lyrica 50mg A Narcotic
i guarantee it is addictive. I went off thinking it wasn't and suffered worse withdrawals than coming off oxycocdone... 22 replies
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 sh... 21 replies
Lyrica Has Seriously Impaired My Mind... Memory loss
Lyrica Has Seriously Impaired My Mind And Damaged My Parotid Gland. After only 2 and 1/2 weeks on it (for neurogenic pai... 16 replies
Lyrica Side Effects after Long Use
I have taken Lyrica for over three years for serious Neuropathies (Level 10 pain...unable to leave my home or function a... 15 replies
Lyrica and a fat belly
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