How Lyrica may help
How Lyrica may help

HOW LYRICA MAY HELP

If you have fibromyalgia, make sure to ask
your doctor about LYRICA and how it may
be able to help relieve your pain.

Fibromyalgia sufferer
Fibromyalgia sufferer
WHAT IS LYRICA?

LYRICA was the first FDA-approved treatment for fibromyalgia.

LYRICA (pregabalin) is the first treatment approved by the FDA for the management of fibromyalgia. Neither over-the-counter pain relief pills nor prescription narcotics are approved by the FDA for the management of fibromyalgia. There is no generic form of LYRICA.

FIBROMYALGIA 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 fibromyalgia pain

Even if you’ve been experiencing fibromyalgia pain for several years, LYRICA may be able to help. For some patients in clinical studies, LYRICA significantly relieved fibromyalgia pain compared with patients taking a sugar pill, also known as a placebo, so they felt better and could do more.*

LYRICA started to work in as early as 1 week

In fibromyalgia clinical studies, some patients felt less pain in as early as 1 week.* For others it took longer. Feeling pain relief within the first week could help patients feel better.

Softball coach with FM
Softball coach with FM
DID YOU KNOW

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT LYRICA

HOW DOES LYRICA WORK?

LYRICA is believed to calm overactive nerves

Fibromyalgia is thought to be the result of overactive nerves. These nerves may be responsible for the chronic widespread pain and tenderness of fibromyalgia. LYRICA is believed to calm overactive nerves. 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, sleepiness occurred in 23% of LYRICA patients, compared with 8% of patients taking a placebo, and on average, lasted about 5 weeks. Dizziness occurred in 30% of LYRICA patients, compared with 8% of patients taking a placebo, and on average lasted about 2.5 weeks. For some people, these went away over time. For others, these lasted throughout the course 
of the studies.

OTHER COMMON
SIDE EFFECTS

Dry mouth

Swelling of the hands and feet

Blurred vision

Weight gain

Trouble concentrating

Feeling "high"

Teacher with FM
Teacher with FM
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH LYRICA

Check out this tool
about what to expect
while taking LYRICA