A 22-year-old female asked:
why does lyrica (pregabalin) cause weight gain?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Lyrica (pregabalin) and weight: Drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty concentrating, swollen arms/legs, and weight gain are some common side effects. The weight gain mechanism is idiopathic and may occur related to dose and duration of exposure. Your doctor has prescribed Lyrica (pregabalin) because he/she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Hope it helps.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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