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PREGABALIN (Lyrica) [Pree-GABBA-Lin]
How to use this medication
Pregabalin is a medication used to treat different types of pain such as neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.
Pregabalin comes in different strength capsules. A usual starting dose is 75 mg (one capsule) twice a day.
What you need to do
Pregabalin can cause weight gain. Watch what you eat when you are taking pregabalin.
Side effects & important things to know
Pregabalin can make you feel dizzy. It can rarely cause confusion. Be careful driving while taking this medicine.
Pregabalin can make you feel weak and tired. Be careful driving while taking this medicine.
Pregabalin can cause swelling of the legs. It can also worsen a condition called congestive heart failure (CHF). Tell your doctor if you have CHF or if you develop leg swelling.
Pregabalin can rarely make you feel sick, cause a dry mouth, or cause constipation.
Pregabalin can rarely cause an allergic reaction. Symptoms include swelling of the face, mouth, lips, gums, tongue or neck and trouble breathing. Call your doctor if this happens.
Pregabalin can rarely cause an allergic rash. Stop the medicine and let your doctor know if you develop a rash, hives, or blisters.
Pregabalin has not been studied in pregnancy. Let your doctor know if you are planning to get pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.
When should I call my doctor
- If you feel sick and want to stop
- If you are concerned about any side effects
- If you want to or have already stopped the medicine
Other Reasons to Call your Doctor:
Other important information
Pregabalin should be stopped slowly. The dose should be reduced over a week or two.