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Is lyrica (pregabalin) a narcotic?
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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No but......
Narcotic is more a legal term than a medical term. It does not necessarily refer to just opiate type medications.
In general i think Lyrica (pregabalin) is a very helpful medicine, and i rarely see any addiction problems, however i did have a recent case of Lyrica (pregabalin) dependence. With that said most patients even with addiction history may still try this med if indicated and monitored.

In brief: No but......
Narcotic is more a legal term than a medical term. It does not necessarily refer to just opiate type medications.
In general i think Lyrica (pregabalin) is a very helpful medicine, and i rarely see any addiction problems, however i did have a recent case of Lyrica (pregabalin) dependence. With that said most patients even with addiction history may still try this med if indicated and monitored.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
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In brief: Lyrica (pregabalin)
Lyrica (pregabalin) is not a narcotic eventhough is a controlled substance.
It is an antiseizure medication.

In brief: Lyrica (pregabalin)
Lyrica (pregabalin) is not a narcotic eventhough is a controlled substance.
It is an antiseizure medication.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Not exactly
Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anti-neuropathic medication with a wide area of application for various painful disorders.
It is a "scheduled" substance, but it is not a traditional narcotic as in opioids such as morphine, oxycodone, etc.

In brief: Not exactly
Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anti-neuropathic medication with a wide area of application for various painful disorders.
It is a "scheduled" substance, but it is not a traditional narcotic as in opioids such as morphine, oxycodone, etc.
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
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