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A 45-year-old member asked:

What can i take as a substitute for lyrica (pregabalin) without the problem of weight gain ?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Hard to say: Sometimes it is a question of dose rather than the medicine itself causing weight gain. I would look at this first then consider alternatives, especially if Lyrica (pregabalin) works for you already. Otherwise some medicine like Cymbalta may be helpful.
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