How do I take LYRICA?

Take LYRICA every day as prescribed by your doctor. Here are a few ways to help make sure you take LYRICA the right way:

  • Try to take LYRICA at the same times each day
  • Consider taking LYRICA in combination with other daily activities, such as eating meals or brushing your teeth
  • You can take LYRICA with or without food
  • Do not stop taking LYRICA without talking to your doctor. If you stop taking LYRICA suddenly, you may have headaches, nausea, diarrhea, trouble sleeping, increased sweating, or you may feel anxious. If you have epilepsy and stop taking LYRICA suddenly, you may have seizures more often. If you and your doctor do decide you need to stop taking LYRICA, he or she will help you stop gradually.

LYRICA may cause serious, even life threatening, allergic reactions. Stop taking LYRICA and call your doctor right away if you have any signs of a serious allergic reaction. Some signs are swelling of your face, mouth, lips, gums, tongue, throat or neck or if you have any trouble breathing, or have a rash, hives or blisters.

LYRICA is available in multiple strengths. Your doctor can adjust your dose to help you get the most from treatment. So it’s important to discuss your progress and any side effects you may feel with your doctor, especially in the first few weeks. Your healthcare provider may change your dose. Do not change your dose without talking to your doctor.

  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, just skip the missed dose. Take the next dose at your regular time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time
  • If you take too much LYRICA, call your healthcare provider or poison control center, or go to the nearest emergency room right away