ABOUT LYRICA

Learn more about LYRICA and how 
taking LYRICA may be able to provide 
relief for your condition.

GENERAL INFORMATION

What is LYRICA?

LYRICA (pregabalin) is a prescription medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat fibromyalgia, diabetic nerve pain, spinal cord injury nerve pain and pain after shingles. LYRICA is also indicated to treat partial onset seizures in adults with epilepsy who take 1 or more drugs for seizures.

COMMON QUESTIONS

HOW LYRICA WORKS

What conditions does LYRICA treat?

LYRICA can help relieve diabetic nerve pain, pain after shingles, fibromyalgia pain, and spinal cord injury nerve pain. For some adults with epilepsy in clinical studies, LYRICA significantly reduced the frequency of partial onset seizures when used with other medications.*

How LYRICA is believed to work

LYRICA is believed to work on damaged nerves, or calm overactive nerves, depending on your condition. It is unknown exactly how LYRICA works in the body. Animal studies suggest that LYRICA reduces “extra” electrical signals sent out by overactive nerves. The implication of these studies for humans is not known.

LYRICA can be taken with other medications

LYRICA has a low potential for drug interaction, but does interact with some 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:

  • Any angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, used to treat many conditions such as high blood pressure: Taking this with LYRICA may increase the chance for swelling and hives
  • Avandia (rosiglitazone), Avandamet (contains rosiglitazone and metformin), or Actos (pioglitazone) used for diabetes: Taking these with LYRICA may increase the chance of weight gain or swelling of your hands or feet
  • Any narcotic pain medicine (such as oxycodone), tranquilizers, or medicines for anxiety (such as lorazepam): Taking these with LYRICA may increase the chance for dizziness and sleepiness
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HOW EFFECTIVE IS LYRICA?

For some adults, LYRICA can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia, diabetic nerve pain, pain after shingles, or spinal cord injury pain. For some adults with epilepsy, LYRICA is also effective as an add-on therapy to significantly reduce the frequency of partial onset seizures.*

WHAT’S NEXT

My doctor prescribed LYRICA. What’s next?

Like any new patient, you probably have questions about your new treatment and how it can help. Your doctor may have already told you about LYRICA, but here you can find out a lot of helpful information both about your condition and LYRICA. As always, it’s important to partner with your doctor throughout your treatment, and let him or her know how you’re doing to get the most out of your treatment.