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.*
*Individual results may vary.