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Lyrica® (pregabalin) is a medicine approved to treat several conditions. For example:
 
  • Lyrica is used to treat the nerve pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a serious complication that can occur in people with diabetes
 

 

  • Lyrica is also approved to treat nerve pain associated with spinal cord injury.

 

While how the medicine achieves these effects is not entirely known, Lyrica is known to bind to certain parts of calcium channels in the central nervous system, which may be how it works for seizures and nerve pain.
 
Lyrica is not approved to treat nerve pain or epilepsy in children. Talk with your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.
 
(Click Lyrica Uses for more detailed information on using Lyrica, a medicine approved for treating epilepsy, nerve pain, and fibromyalgia. This article also discusses possible off-label uses of the medication.)
 
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