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There are several different indications for Lyrica® (pregabalin). This prescription medication is approved to treat various conditions, including:
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
- Epilepsy (when used with other seizure medications to treat partial seizures)
- Postherpetic neuralgia
- Nerve pain due to spinal cord injury.
The medicine is also occasionally used in an "off-label" fashion to treat other conditions. Some of these off-label uses include the treatment of:
- Moderate pain, such as after a dental procedure.
While it is not entirely clear how Lyrica works, it is believed to work by affecting certain calcium channels in the central nervous system.
(Click Lyrica Uses to learn more about Lyrica indications, clinical effects, and using this drug in children.)