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HOW LYRICA MAY HELP

If you have diabetes and shooting, burning, pins and needles pain in your feet and hands, tell your doctor as it may be diabetic nerve pain. LYRICA may be able to relieve your diabetic nerve pain, helping you to feel better.

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WHAT IS LYRICA?

LYRICA is approved by the FDA to treat diabetic nerve pain

LYRICA (pregabalin) is a diabetic nerve pain treatment that’s been prescribed for almost a decade. 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.

DIABETIC NERVE PAIN RELIEF WITH LYRICA

HOW EFFECTIVE IS LYRICA?

In clinical studies it was shown that for some patients:

LYRICA helped relieve moderate to even severe diabetic nerve pain

Even if you've had diabetic nerve pain for several years, LYRICA may be able to help. For some patients, LYRICA can provide significant relief from diabetic nerve pain. In a 5‑week clinical study, some patients taking LYRICA felt significant pain relief and felt better than those patients taking a sugar pill known as a placebo.

LYRICA started to work in as early as 1 week

In diabetic nerve pain clinical studies, some patients felt less pain in as early as 1 week.* For others it took longer.

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Daniel understanding pdpn treatment
DID YOU KNOW

For some patients,
LYRICA provided
significant relief for
moderate to even severe
diabetic nerve pain

LEARN MORE ABOUT LYRICA

HOW DOES LYRICA WORK?

LYRICA is believed to work on damaged nerves

LYRICA is believed to block pain signals from nerves damaged by diabetes. 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
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS

What are the common side effects of LYRICA?

Across all clinical studies, side effects were generally mild to moderate but the two most common side effects of LYRICA are dizziness and sleepiness. In these studies, dizziness occurred in 30% of LYRICA patients, compared with 8% of patients taking a placebo, and on average, lasted about 1 to 2 weeks. Sleepiness occurred in 23% of LYRICA patients, compared with 8% of patients taking a placebo, and on average, lasted about 4 to 6 weeks.

For some people, these went away over time. For others, these side effects lasted throughout the course of the studies.

OTHER COMMON SIDE EFFECTS

Swelling of the hands and feet

Dry mouth

Blurred vision

Weight gain

Trouble concentrating

Feeling “high”

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WHAT TO EXPECT WITH LYRICA

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about what to expect
while taking LYRICA