Lyrica Side Effects
Some side effects of Lyrica are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
- Signs of congestive heart failure, including difficulty breathing and water retention or swelling (especially in the hands, legs, or feet)
- Unusual bruising or bleeding
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Any vision changes, including blurred vision or double vision
- A need to take more Lyrica than prescribed, especially if you think you may be dependent or addicted to Lyrica (see Lyrica Abuse)
- Unexplained muscle pain or weakness, especially if accompanied by a fever and fatigue
- Anxiety or confusion
- Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, and unexplained swelling
Suicidal thinking or behavior (see Seizure Medications and Suicide).
Rare side effects are also possible. These side effects occurred in less than 1 percent of people taking Lyrica during clinical trials. Because these side effects are so uncommon, it can be difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by Lyrica or by factors unrelated to the medication.
These less common side effects include, but are not limited to:
- Sensitivity to the sun
- A stiff neck
- Canker sores
- Hair loss (see Lyrica and Hair Loss)
- Dry skin
- Dry eyes
- Taste changes
- Kidney stones
- Menstrual problems.