Name of generic: Pregabalin
Brand name: Lyrica, Lyrica CR
Class of drug: Gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs
What is Lyrica?
Lyrica (pregabalin) was first FDA accepted as an antiepileptic medication that is also known as an anticonvulsant. It works by reducing neural impulses that trigger seizures. Pregabalin can also affect the chemicals in the brain that transmit messages of pain across the nerve system.
Lyrica is a treatment for the pain that is caused by fibromyalgia or nerve pain, in patients who suffer from diabetic neuropathy (diabetic neuropathy) or herpes Zoster (post-herpetic neuralgia) or spinal cord injury.
Lyrica can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline for medication.¶
Lyrica could trigger an extreme an allergic reaction. Stop taking this medication and seek immediate medical assistance if you suffer from blisters or hives on your face, trouble breathing, swelling of your mouth, face, or throat.
There are people who think about suicide when taking Lyrica. Keep an eye on fluctuations in moods or signs. Be sure to report any new or worsening symptoms to your physician.
If you suffer from heart or diabetes issues contact your doctor when you notice an increase in weight or swelling on your feet or hands when you take Lyrica.
Do not stop taking this medication suddenly even if you are well. The abrupt stop could trigger withdrawal symptoms.
Do not alter your dosage on your own without your doctor’s guidance. Talk to your doctor if your medication doesn’t seem to be effective for treating your illness.
Before you start taking this medicine, make sure to consult your doctor.
It is not recommended to use Lyrica If you have an allergy to pregabalin.
To ensure Lyrica is safe for you, ask your doctor if previously had:
- lung diseases, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD);
- Depression, a mood disorder, or suicidal ideas;
- heart issues (especially congestive heart failure);
- a bleeding disorder or an insufficient amount of platelets within your blood.
- Kidney disease (or if you’re taking dialysis);
- diabetic (unless it is pregabalin to treat diabetes neuropathy);
- addiction to alcohol or drugs
- A severe allergic response (angioedema).
Never give the medication to the child without medical guidance.
- Pregabalin isn’t allowed for use by any person less than 18 years old to relieve the nerve pain caused by diabetes, fibromyalgia, or fibromyalgia. It Zoster, or spinal injury.
- Pregabalin is not approved for seizures in children less than one month old.
- There are people who think about suicide when taking Lyrica. Your doctor must monitor your progress on a regular basis during check-ups. Your family members and other caregivers should be on the lookout for changes in your symptoms or mood.
- Follow the advice of your doctor regarding taking seizure medications when you are pregnant. Controlling seizures is crucial during pregnancy and seizures can be harmful to both the mother and baby. Don’t begin stopping or quitting this medication without consulting your physician and inform your doctor immediately if you find yourself pregnant.
- If you’re pregnant and you are a registered mother, your name could be added to the registry for pregnancy to monitor what effects pregabalin has for the baby.
- Pregabalin may temporarily reduce the number of sperm cells and can alter the fertility of males (your capacity to have children). In studies on animals Pregabalin was also linked to birth defects in male offspring treated by the drug. However, it’s not yet known if these effects will be observed in humans. Talk to your doctor about the risks.
- Breastfeeding is not advised during the use of pregabalin.
What should I do to do I Lyrica?
Use Lyrica exactly as directed by your physician. Follow the directions on the label of your prescription and study all the medication instructions or medication guide sheets. The doctor might alter your dosage. Follow the medication precisely as prescribed.
The medicine should be taken daily at the same time every day, either with or without eating.
Don’t crush, chew or break the extended-release tablet. Swallow the tablet entirely.
Take measurements of liquid medicines using the dosing needle provided or using a specially-designed measuring spoon, or medicine cup. If you do not own a device for measuring doses request one from your pharmacist. one.
Contact your physician if your symptoms don’t improve or if they become worse.
Don’t stop taking Lyrica immediately, even if you are feeling fine. A sudden stop could trigger increased seizures or uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Follow your doctor’s advice regarding tapering your dose for at least a week prior to ending completely.
In the event of an emergency, be sure to wear or have a medical ID to inform others that you are taking seizure medicine.
Maintain at room temperature far from heat, moisture and light.
Detailed Lyrica dosage information
If I do not take an dose?
Do not take the medicine for as long as you are able, but avoid any missed doses if it’s nearing the time to take the next dose. Don’t have two doses at one time.
If I consume too much?
For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact toll-free the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should you do to
Do not drink alcohol. It can increase the adverse effects of Lyrica.
Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you understand the effects of this medication on your body. Your reaction could be affected.
Lyrica side effects
Lyrica may trigger a severe allergic reaction. Take this medicine off your list and seek emergency medical assistance in the event of the appearance of blisters or hives on your skin; difficulty breathing or swelling of your lips, face and tongue.
Inform your doctor about any new or worsening symptoms to your physician for example the change in your mood or behavior or changes in mood or panic attacks, anxiety and sleeplessness, or when you are feeling uncontrollably angry, irritable, or aggressive. anxious, or hyperactive (mentally and physically) or you are thinking about suicide or harming yourself.
Contact your doctor immediately If you are suffering from:
- breath that is weak or shallow;
- blue-colored lips, skin fingers, and toes;
- insanity, extreme drowsiness, or weakness
- vision issues;
- Sores on the skin (if you suffer from skin sores (if you suffer from diabetes);
- simple bleeding, unusual bruises;
- swelling in your feet or hands or feet, weight gain that is rapid (especially in the case of heart disease or diabetes)
- Inexplicably painful muscles or tenderness (especially when you suffer from a fever or aren’t feeling well).
Pregabalin could cause breathing problems that can be life-threatening. A person caring for you must seek urgent medical attention if you experience a breath that is slow, with long pauses and blue-colored lips or if it is difficult to get up. The breathing problems are more common in older people or those with COPD.
If you suffer from diabetes inform your doctor immediately if you develop any new sores, or any other skin conditions.
Common Lyrica side effects can be:
- dizziness, drowsiness;
- swelling of your feet and hands
- difficulties in concentration;
- an increase in appetite;
- weight gain
- dry mouth dry mouth
- blurred vision.
This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. others could happen. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical the effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other medications can impact Lyrica?
Lyrica together with other drugs which slow your breathing may result in dangerous adverse effects or even the death of a person. Ask your doctor prior to using an opioid medication or sleeping pills cold or allergy medication and a muscle relaxer or medication for seizures or anxiety.
Inform your doctor about any other medications you take including:
- Oral diabetes medicine – pioglitazone, rosiglitazone;
- is an ACE inhibitor benazepril and fosinopril, captopril, enalapril moexipril, lisinopril perindopril or trandolapril.
- Any other seizure medication