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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...