Your doctor will decide what dose is appropriate for you. Everyone is unique and may respond to LYRICA differently. 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.
The approved doses for the different indications of LYRICA are as follows:
|Indication||Number of times per day to take LYRICA||Recommended total starting dosage||Recommended total ongoing dose based on efficacy and tolerability|
|Fibromyalgia||2||150 mg/day||300 mg/day to 450 mg/day*|
|Diabetic nerve pain||3||150 mg/day||300 mg/day|
|Spinal cord injury nerve pain||2||150 mg/day||150 mg/day to 600 mg/day**|
|Pain after shingles||2 or 3||150 mg/day||150 mg/day to 600 mg/day†|
|Partial onset seizures in adults with epilepsy||2 or 3||150 mg/day||150 mg/day to 600 mg/day|
Your doctor may make adjustments according to your needs. If you have problems with kidney function, your doctor may prescribe a lower dose of LYRICA.
*Patients who do not experience sufficient pain relief with 300 mg/day may be further increased to 450 mg/day.
**Patients who do not experience sufficient pain relief following 2 to 3 weeks of treatment with 300 mg per day, and who are able to tolerate LYRICA, may be treated with up to 600 mg per day.
†Patients who do not experience sufficient pain relief following 2 to 4 weeks of treatment with 300 mg per day, and who are able to tolerate LYRICA, may be treated with up to 600 mg per day.