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What does lyrica (pregabalin) do?

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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What is lyrica (pregabalin) taken and used for?

See details: Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to treat chronic pain, especially from fibromyalgia or neurologic conditions. It is a neuroleptic agent. ...Read more

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I would like to get pregnant what would lyrica, (pregabalin) mirapex, fuerosemide, baclofen do to any pregnancy and which should I taper off first?

Pregnancy & Drugs: It's always good to consider the effects or the potential effects of drugs during a pregnancy. However, it's never good to stop taking prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor so I recommend that you consult with the doctor (s) who prescribed these medications before discontinuing any of these medications. ...Read more

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What is the medication lyrica (pregabalin) used for?

Lyrica (pregabalin) is used: For both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy as well as trigeminal neuralgia and atypical odontalgia. ...Read more

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I have fybromalsia. What can itake besides lyrica (pregabalin) and tramadol?

FM (fibromyalgia): No single treatment is completely effective in controlling fm. Pharmacotherapy has produced mixed results in the management of fm. Nonpharmacologic treatments (e.g., cardiovascular fitness training, EMG biofeedback training) has produced significant improvement in objective and subjective measurements of pain in patients with fm. At the present time, there is no cure for fm. ...Read more

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What else apart from lyrica (pregabalin) can help with nerve pain after vats surgery?

What else apart from lyrica (pregabalin) can help with nerve pain after vats surgery?

See below: There are several agents that can help with nerve pain-cymbalta, neuron tin, tegretol, topical anesthetics and other topical creams. ...Read more

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What is the dosage of lyrica (pregabalin) for fibermyalgia?

What is the dosage of lyrica (pregabalin) for fibermyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: This is not the place for dosing questions. Lyrica (pregabalin) may or may not be an appropriate medication for a particular patient. ...Read more

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What happens if you take lyrica (pregabalin) with klonopin?

Lyrica/Klonopin: Added sedation, & respiratory depression, depending on the dose. Also poor concentration & judgment. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens when you take lyrica (pregabalin) and Excedrin pm together?

Pain relief: These are two separate groups of medications and there is no drug interactions. Lyrica (pregabalin) is used for chronic neuropathic pain or antiepileptic agent, Excedrin pm provides relief of acute pain accompanied by sleeplessness. Take care. ...Read more

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Taking cymbalta 60 mg and nucynta (tapentadol) daily for lumbar facet issues and fms. They stopped working and cannot tolerate lyrica. What else could I try?

Taking cymbalta 60 mg and nucynta (tapentadol) daily for lumbar facet issues and fms. They stopped working and cannot tolerate lyrica. What else could I try?

Facet Arthropathy: These are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radiofrequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more

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What is an option to lyrica (pregabalin) and cymbalta for treating comorbid major depressive disorder and neuropathy seconday to surgical errors at l5-s1?

Other med regimens: There are multiple options but you will need to discuss with your physician to see if appropriate for you. Effexor can replace Cymbalta but works in a similar manner, some people prefer one verse the other. Lyrica (pregabalin) and Gabapentin are similar and comparable. Topical pain creams, especially those including small amounts of ketamine can help a great deal. Try adjunct therapies like contrast baths also. ...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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What is the generic form of Lyrica (pregabalin)?

What is the generic form of Lyrica (pregabalin)?

No generic in US!: Gabapentin is as close to being a generic. Ask your doc about it! ...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

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Are there other options besides lyrica (pregabalin)?

Possibly: Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to treat pain and seizures. It may have some other off label uses as well. There are multiple medications that can be used to treat various types of pain, and multiple anticonvulsants. So, it really depends on the reason that it is given. If it is for nerve pain, then cymbalta, gabapentin, or tricyclic agents can be helpful. ...Read more

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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) help with inflamed nerves?

Does Lyrica (pregabalin) help with inflamed nerves?

Maybe: Lyrica (pregabalin) reduces irritability of nerves that are damaged or inflamed. That often results in less pain. Like most medications, it works in some people, and not in others. Careful adjustment of the dose is often needed to reduce pain without causing side effects.
Some people have side-effects that they can't tolerate. ...Read more

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How does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on nerve type pain?

How does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on nerve type pain?

Anti-seizure: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anti-seizure medication. It decreases nerve firing. As a result it is often used for neuropathic pain conditions – ones that often have shooting for electric type symptomatology – such as sciatica. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am on lyrica (pregabalin) and I feel high is that normal?

I am on lyrica (pregabalin) and I feel high is that normal?

Not uncommon!: This is a major reason for discontinuing the drug! But your dosage may be high. Talk with doc! ...Read more

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How long generally does Lyrica (pregabalin) start to work?

Lyrica (pregabalin) 7-10 days: In clinical studies in neuropathic pain some patients experienced a decrease in pain in as early as 7-10 days with a minimum dosage 150 mg BID. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) useful for treating all types of pain?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) useful for treating all types of pain?

Lyrica (pregabalin): Lyrica (pregabalin) is indicated for the treatment of neuropathic pain and widespread myocardial pain (fibromyalgia). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lyrica (pregabalin)?

What is the definition or description of: lyrica (pregabalin)?

Valuable medicine: Pregabalin is indicated to treat diabetic nerve pain, fibromyalgia, complex partial seizures, spinal cord injury pain, but also is used to treat trigeminal neuralgia and post-herpetic neuralgia. Psychiatric problems may also be handled with this medicine. Has no significant drug-drug interactions, but may cause drowsiness, dizziness, weight gain and ankle swelling. ...Read more

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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) take a number of weeks to fully work?

Yes, especially: When you escalate the dose to a therapuetic level. ...Read more