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What are the effects of a hydrocodone and lyrica (pregabalin) overdose?

What are the effects of a hydrocodone and lyrica (pregabalin) overdose?

Depressed breathing: which can ultimately lead to coma, brain damage and death. This is mostly from the hydrocodone, but Lyrica (pregabalin) has sedative effects and will contribute to it. In addition, almost all hydrocodone containing pills have acetaminophen (tylenol) in them, and tylenol overdose can cause massive liver failure and death as well. If you are thinking about this, call your doctor or a suicide hotline immediately ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) an ssri?

No: Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults. It has also been found effective for generalized anxiety disorder and is (as of 2007) approved for this use in the european union. It was designed as a more potent successor to gabapentin. ...Read more

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What does lyrica (pregabalin) do?

Depends: Lyrica (pregabalin) was first introduced for seizures. However, it was found to have good activity in treatment neuropathic (nerve) pain. This type of pain is sometimes present in shingles and can last for a long time after the rash is gone. ...Read more

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Can lyrica (pregabalin) effect memory?

Yes but not always: Any medication that affects the central nervous system can definitely affect memory, and in that Lyrica (pregabalin) qualifies. If one was started on a high dose, there definitely could be memory complaints. Typically in my experience if the dose is started low and brought up very slowly memory problems are not seen. ...Read more

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Could i take lyrica (pregabalin) for "mood"?

Could i take lyrica (pregabalin) for "mood"?

Maybe: In controlled studies, about 5% of patients reported euphoria, but additional studies are needed to see if this will help mood. ...Read more

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Is tolerance an issue with Lyrica (pregabalin) ?

Unknown: No reports available in post marketing surveillance. It is not metabolized by the body and majority is excreted as intact drug. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) calm overactive nerves ?

Lyrica (pregabalin) mechanism: Lyrica (pregabalin) blocks the neurons (receptors) which are in a hyper-excited status. These excited neurons only become the main cause of neurologic pain as experienced in central peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more