Lyrica Dosage

Lyrica Dose for Fibromyalgia

The recommended starting Lyrica dosage for fibromyalgia treatment is 75 mg, taken twice daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose, up to Lyrica 225 mg twice daily. If you have kidney disease, you may need a lower dose.
 

Lyrica Dose for Postherpetic Neuralgia

For treating postherpetic neuralgia (chronic nerve pain following an episode of shingles), the recommended starting dose is 75 mg, taken twice daily, or 50 mg, taken three times day. If necessary to control your pain, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to Lyrica 150 mg twice daily or 100 mg three times daily within the first week of treatment. If you are still experiencing pain after two to four weeks (and you are tolerating the drug well), your healthcare provider may increase your dose even further, up to Lyrica 300 mg twice daily or 200 mg three times daily. If you have kidney disease, you may need a lower Lyrica dosage.
 

Lyrica Dose for Spinal Cord Injury

For treating nerve pain due to a spinal cord injury, the recommended starting dose is 75 mg, taken twice daily. If necessary to control your pain, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to Lyrica 150 mg twice daily within the first week of treatment. If you are still experiencing pain after two to three weeks (and you are tolerating the drug well), your healthcare provider may increase your dose even further, up to Lyrica 300 mg twice daily. If you have kidney disease, you may need a lower amount.
 

General Information on Dosing With Lyrica

Some considerations for people taking Lyrica include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in capsule and liquid form. It is taken by mouth, usually two or three times daily.
  • You can take your Lyrica dosages with or without food. If the medication upsets your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Lyrica should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Lyrica will not work if you stop taking it.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Lyrica dosing in general, talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider (see Lyrica Withdrawal).
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