An Introduction to Lyrica Dosages
The dose of Lyrica®
) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Dosage of Lyrica for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
The recommended starting Lyrica dosage for treating nerve pain due to diabetic neuropathy
is 50 mg, taken three times daily. Your healthcare provider may increase your dose (up to a maximum of Lyrica 100 mg three times daily) within a week, if necessary to control your pain -- and if you tolerate the drug well. If you have kidney disease, you may need a lower dose.
Lyrica Dose for Epileptic Seizures
The recommended starting dose of Lyrica for controlling partial seizures
in people with epilepsy
is Lyrica 75 mg, taken twice daily, or Lyrica 50 mg, taken three times daily. If necessary to control your seizures
, your healthcare provider may increase your dose, up to a maximum of Lyrica 200 mg, taken three times daily. It is important to understand that Lyrica is approved to treat seizures only when used in combination with other seizure medications. If you have kidney disease, you may need a lower dose.