Lyrica® (pregabalin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat epilepsy, fibromyalgia, or nerve pain. Lyrica is an oral medication (taken by mouth). Although it is not exactly clear how this drug works, it does bind to certain parts of calcium channels in the central nervous system.
The medication comes in capsule form, and is typically taken two or three times a day. Lyrica oral tablets are available in several strengths. These include:
- Lyrica 25 mg
- Lyrica 50 mg
- Lyrica 75 mg
- Lyrica 100 mg
- Lyrica 150 mg
- Lyrica 200 mg
- Lyrica 225 mg
- Lyrica 300 mg.
A 20 mg per mL liquid form is also available.
Although most people have no problems with oral Lyrica capsules and liquid, side effects may occur and can include things such as drowsiness, weight gain, and coordination problems.
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