The 2 most common side effects of LYRICA are dizziness and sleepiness. Across all clinical studies, dizziness occurred in 30% of LYRICA patients, compared with 8% of patients taking a placebo. Sleepiness occurred in 23% of LYRICA patients, compared with 8% of patients taking a placebo. For some people, dizziness and sleepiness went away over time. For others, these lasted throughout the course of the studies.
Two Most Common Side Effects with LYRICA in Clinical Studies
|Indication||How long dizziness lasted on average||How long sleepiness lasted on average|
|Fibromyalgia||About 2.5 Weeks||About 5 Weeks|
|Diabetic Nerve Pain||1 to 2 Weeks||4 to 6 Weeks|
|Spinal Cord Injury Nerve Pain||About 1.5 Weeks||Over 10 Weeks|
|Pain After Shingles||1 to 7 Weeks||3 to 8 Weeks|
|Partial Onset Seizures in Adults with Epilepsy||2 to 4 Weeks||4 to 8 Weeks|
Other side effects in these studies include dry mouth, swelling of the hands and feet, blurred vision, weight gain, trouble concentrating. These side effects were generally mild to moderate.
LYRICA may also 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.
If you stop taking LYRICA suddenly, you may have headaches, nausea, diarrhea, or trouble sleeping. If you have epilepsy and you 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.
Please see additional Important Safety Information below.