Lyrica is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat fibromyalgia, postherpetic neuralgia, partial onset seizures, and neuropathic pain associated with diabetic neuropathy and spinal cord injuries. Lyrica is also referred to by its drug name, pregabalin.
Lyrica is an analgesic and anticonvulsant. Lyrica is believed to work on certain types of pain by reducing pain signals sent by damaged nerves.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Lyrica should be taken orally two or three times a day.
Lyrica comes as a capsule or liquid solution.
The FDA-approved label for Lyrica lists common side effects including dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, swelling, blurred vision, weight gain, and abnormal thinking.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Lyrica include swelling of the head and neck, hypersensitivity reactions, seizures, suicidal thoughts, and a systemic allergic reaction.
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