Diabetic Nerve Pain Relief | LYRICA® (pregabalin) CV Safety Info
Relieving Diabetic Nerve Pain With LYRICA
Diabetic nerve pain is a form of nerve pain
Diabetic nerve pain is different than pain you may experience from a headache or sprained ankle. That's because the shooting, burning, pins and needles pain of diabetic nerve pain is the result of damaged nerves.
LYRICA is approved for the management of diabetic nerve pain
LYRICA is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be taken every day for the management of diabetic nerve pain. Over-the-counter pain relief pills are not approved by the FDA for the management of diabetic nerve pain. LYRICA is not an antidepressant or a narcotic. However, those who have had drug or alcohol problems may be more likely to misuse LYRICA. There is no generic version of LYRICA.
Shooting, burning, pins and needles pain in your feet or hands?
Don’t ignore your pain. LYRICA can provide significant relief from diabetic nerve pain so patients feel better.*
*Individual results may vary.
LYRICA can provide significant diabetic nerve pain relief
LYRICA can help relieve the shooting, burning, pins and needles pain in the feet and hands. In a 5-week clinical study, most patients with diabetic nerve pain who were taking LYRICA reported feeling significantly better.
In diabetic nerve pain clinical studies, some patients felt less pain in as soon as 1 week. For others it took longer.*
Across all clinical studies, side effects were generally mild to moderate. The 2 most common side effects while taking LYRICA were dizziness and sleepiness. For some people, they went away over time. For others, they lasted throughout the course of the studies.
Other common side effects in these clinical studies included dry mouth, swelling of the hands and feet, blurred vision, weight gain, trouble concentrating, and feeling "high." Learn more about how to take LYRICA and the potential side effects of LYRICA
*Individual results may vary.
A 2011 guideline recognized LYRICA as an effective treatment
In 2011, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a guideline for treating diabetic nerve pain, or painful diabetic neuropathy.
The AAN guideline was created by experts who reviewed 79 available scientific studies on therapies for painful diabetic neuropathy and rated the quality of these studies, including study duration, design, and number of patients.
Of all the treatments used for painful diabetic neuropathy and rated by the AAN, LYRICA was the only one found to have “strong evidence” supporting its effectiveness.
None of the studies reviewed by the AAN compared LYRICA with other diabetic nerve pain treatments. The AAN concluded that the LYRICA studies conducted were more robust than studies of other treatments.
The AAN does not intend its guideline to be a substitute for your doctor’s advice or a recommendation for what treatment may be appropriate for you.
How LYRICA works on damaged nerves
People with diabetes have high blood sugar levels. Having high blood sugar over time or fluctuations in blood sugar damages nerves. In some people, this damage causes a distinct type of pain—diabetic nerve pain. LYRICA is believed to work on these damaged nerves.
It is unknown exactly how LYRICA works in the body. Animal studies suggest that LYRICA reduces "extra" electrical signals sent out by these damaged nerves. The implication of these studies in humans is not known.
LYRICA can be taken with other medicines
LYRICA has a low potential for interaction with other medicines. Tell your doctor about all the medicines, vitamins or herbal supplements you take, especially medicines that make you sleepy or any medicines mentioned below:
Ready to ask your doctor about LYRICA? Learn what information to give your doctor on the next page.