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Lyrica® (pregabalin) is a prescription drug approved for treating several conditions, such as nerve pain, fibromyalgia, and epileptic seizures. However, because Lyrica is not suitable for everyone, you should review the prescribing information for this medication before starting treatment.
For example, you may not be able to take this drug if you have certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease, heart disease, or a bleeding disorder. Also, you may not be able to safely use Lyrica if you are currently taking certain medications, including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and nonprescription medications.
Although most people do not experience problems with this medication, Lyrica can cause side effects. Some of the commonly reported ones include dizziness, drowsiness, and coordination problems.
Lyrica comes in capsule form, and is typically taken two or three times a day. Eight different strengths are available, ranging from 25 mg to 300 mg. For more information on Lyrica medication, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
(Click Lyrica for a more in-depth look at important information on Lyrica, a medication used for treating nerve pain, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia. This article discusses how the drug works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take it.)
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