FIBROMYALGIA PAIN IS DIFFERENT

Fibromyalgia affects more than 5 million women and men in the United States. It’s different from the pain of a headache or sprained ankle, but just as real.

FIBROMYALGIA

Chronic The pain lasts a long time—at least 3 months or longer.

Widespread The pain is felt all over, in both the upper and lower parts of the body. However, many people feel pain in specific areas, such as the shoulder or neck.

Tenderness Even a small amount of pressure can cause a lot of pain.

Fibromyalgia pain can vary from person to person and even day to day. Symptoms can flare one day and then be better the next. They can also be affected by your level of stress or physical activity.

LYRICA IS FDA APPROVED FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF FIBROMYALGIA PAIN

IN CLINICAL STUDIES, IT WAS SHOWN THAT FOR SOME PATIENTS:

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LYRICA helped relieve moderate to even severe fibromyalgia pain

In clinical studies, some patients taking LYRICA had significant fibromyalgia pain relief compared with those taking a placebo, so they felt better and could do more.*

one week

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.

*Individual results may vary.

HOW DOES LYRICA WORK?

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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 that may be responsible for the widespread pain and tenderness of fibromyalgia. The implication of these studies for humans is not known. 

Types of pills

LYRICA can be taken with many 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 if you take:

  • An ACE inhibitor, used to treat many conditions, such as high blood pressure
  • Avandia (rosiglitazone), Avandamet (contains rosiglitazone and metformin), or Actos (pioglitazone) for diabetes
  • Any opioid pain medicine (such as oxycodone), or medicines for anxiety (such as lorazepam) or insomnia (such as zolpidem).

BUILD A COMPLETE TREATMENT PLAN

Learn about other steps you can take to help relieve fibromyalgia pain.

WORK WITH YOUR DOCTOR TO TREAT FIBROMYALGIA PAIN

With the appropriate treatment, you could be closer to finding relief for your fibromyalgia pain.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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LYRICA is not for everyone. 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, if you have any trouble breathing, or have a rash, hives, or blisters.

Drugs used to treat seizures increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior. LYRICA may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500. Patients, family members, or caregivers should call the doctor right away if they notice suicidal thoughts or actions, thoughts of self-harm, or any unusual changes in mood or behavior. These changes may include new or worsening depression, anxiety, restlessness, trouble sleeping, panic attacks, anger, irritability, agitation, aggression, dangerous impulses or violence, or extreme increases in activity or talking. If you have suicidal thoughts or actions, do not stop LYRICA without first talking to your doctor.

Serious breathing problems can occur when LYRICA is taken with other medicines that can cause severe sleepiness or decreased awareness, or when it is taken by someone who already has breathing problems. Watch for increased sleepiness or decreased breathing when starting LYRICA or when the dose is increased. Get help right away if breathing problems occur.

LYRICA may cause swelling of your hands, legs, and feet, which can be serious for people with heart problems. LYRICA may cause dizziness and sleepiness. You should not drive or work with machines until you know how LYRICA affects you. Also, tell your doctor right away about muscle pain or problems along with feeling sick and feverish, or any changes in your eyesight, including blurry vision or if you have any kidney problems or get dialysis.

Tell your doctor immediately if you are taking opioid painkillers (such as oxycodone), or medicines for anxiety (such as lorazepam) or insomnia (such as zolpidem). You may have a higher chance for dizziness, sleepiness or serious breathing problems if these medicines are taken with LYRICA. Taking LYRICA with opioid pain medicines may lead to death.

Some of the most common side effects of LYRICA are dizziness, blurry vision, weight gain, sleepiness, trouble concentrating, swelling of your hands and feet, dry mouth, and feeling “high.” If you have diabetes, tell your doctor about any skin sores.

You may have a higher chance for swelling and hives if you are also taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, so tell your doctor if you are taking these medications. You may have a higher chance of swelling of your hands or feet or gaining weight if you are also taking certain diabetes medicines. Do not drink alcohol while on LYRICA. You may have a higher chance for dizziness and sleepiness if you take LYRICA with alcohol, narcotic pain medicines, or medicines for anxiety.

Before you start LYRICA, tell your doctor if you are planning to father a child, if you are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. Breastfeeding is not recommended while taking LYRICA. If you have had a drug or alcohol problem, you may be more likely to misuse LYRICA.

In studies, a specific type of blood vessel tumor was seen in mice. The meaning of these findings in humans is not known.

Do not stop taking LYRICA without talking to your doctor. If you stop suddenly, you may have headaches, nausea, diarrhea, trouble sleeping, increased sweating, or you may feel anxious. If you have epilepsy, you may have seizures more often.

LYRICA is available in doses ranging from 25 mg to 300 mg and as a 20 mg/mL oral solution.

INDICATIONS

LYRICA is indicated to treat fibromyalgia, diabetic nerve pain, spinal cord injury nerve pain, and pain after shingles in adult patients. LYRICA is also indicated to treat partial-onset seizures in patients 1 month of age and older with epilepsy who take 1 or more other drugs for seizures.

Please see full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.