A 56-year-old female asked:
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are there any side effects switching from neurontin to lyrica (pregabalin)?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Kenneth Liu
19 years experience Neurosurgery
Probably not.: Lyrica (pregabalin) tends to be better tolerated than Neurontin. If you have concerns, contact your prescribing physician.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
No: They are chemically similar, so the side effects are similar, though Lyrica (pregabalin) usually has less side effects. However, Lyrica (pregabalin) is not yet available in generic, so it is more expensive. Good luck! Thanks for seeking me out on HealthTap!
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
Dr. Ruth Seaman
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not usually: If the dose is equivalent, there should be no difference in tolerability. In a few cases, edema in the lower legs may develop with Lyrica (pregabalin) even if it didn't occur with Gabapentin. Good luck
Answered on Jul 23, 2014

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