When Does Lyrica Start Working?

Lyrica® (pregabalin) is a prescription medication approved to treat chronic nerve pain, fibromyalgia, and partial seizures caused by epilepsy. Many people may wonder, "When does it start working?"
 
Nerve Pain
The recommended Lyrica dosage for treating nerve pain is 150 mg a day (in two or three smaller doses). Some people will notice that it starts working quickly, within one week of starting treatment. If your symptoms do not improve within a week, your healthcare provider may increase your dose to 300 mg in two or three smaller doses.
 
Fibromyalgia
The recommended starting Lyrica dosage for fibromyalgia treatment is 75 mg, taken twice daily. Some people taking the medication may experience pain relief as quickly as within one week. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose to 225 mg twice daily.
 
Epilepsy
The recommended starting dose of Lyrica for controlling partial seizures in people with epilepsy is 75 mg twice daily or 50 mg three times daily. If necessary to control your seizures, your healthcare provider may increase your dose to a maximum of 200 mg, taken three times daily. In people who added Lyrica to their existing seizure medications, it decreased their number of seizures per month by up to 51 percent.
 
(Click Lyrica Dosage for more information on Lyrica, including more detailed dosing guidelines, and general tips and precautions for using this drug.)
 
 
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