Lyrica Uses

How Does Lyrica Work?

It is not known exactly how Lyrica works to prevent partial seizures in people with epilepsy. Additionally, it is not known exactly how Lyrica works for nerve pain or fibromyalgia. It is known that Lyrica binds to certain parts of calcium channels in the central nervous system, and this may be how Lyrica works for seizures, nerve pain, and anxiety. Although Lyrica is not approved for anxiety treatment, it has anti-anxiety properties and may be an effective anxiety medication.

Lyrica Uses in Children

Lyrica is not approved to treat nerve pain or epilepsy in children. Talk with your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Lyrica in children.

Off-Label Lyrica Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Lyrica for something other than the conditions discussed above. At this time, off-label Lyrica uses can include the treatment of:
  • Anxiety
  • Moderate pain, such as after a dental procedure.
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