Woman being treated for FM pain
Woman being treated for FM pain

WHAT TO EXPECT
WITH LYRICA

LYRICA is a daily medication that
should
be taken as prescribed by your doctor.
Everyone is different, and
LYRICA may
take some time to work
for you.

Mom with fm pain
Mom with fm pain
GETTING THE MOST FROM LYRICA

Starting on LYRICA

There are things you can do when taking LYRICA (pregabalin) to get the most from your treatment. It’s important to work closely with your doctor and to keep track of how you are feeling and doing.

You may feel side effects before you may start feeling better. If you aren't feeling the pain relief you expect, there may be things your doctor can do to help.

GETTING TO YOUR RIGHT DOSE

Recommended LYRICA dosing

Start with 75 mg
2 times a day

May be increased
based on efficacy
& tolerability

Up to 225 mg
2 times a day

Work with your doctor to figure out the best dosage for you. Patients who do not experience sufficient fibromyalgia pain relief may be further increased up to 350-450 mg/day, based on efficacy and tolerability. Your doctor may continue to make adjustments according to your needs. If you have problems with kidney function, your doctor may prescribe a lower dose of LYRICA.
Woman with fm
Woman with fm
Did You Know

Your doctor can
adjust your dose to
help you get the
most from treatment

WHAT TO EXPECT ROADMAP

WHEN TAKING LYRICA

Across all clinical studies, side effects were generally mild to moderate. Side effects can vary from person to person, so make sure to talk with your doctor about any side effects you may be experiencing.

Weeks

1-2 weeks

In clinical trials, some patients started feeling less fibromyalgia pain as early as the 1st week of treatment. For others it took longer and individual results may vary.

It’s possible you may begin to feel side effects within the first week. 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, and on average, lasted about 2.5 weeks. For some people, this went away over time. For others, these side effects lasted throughout the course of the studies. If you do experience side effects, your doctor can adjust your dose or provide recommendations to help. Click here to learn more about sleepiness in clinical studies.

After the 1st week of treatment, your doctor may increase your dose based on the efficacy of LYRICA and how well you may tolerate it. This is a normal step when taking LYRICA. Of course, your doctor will make adjustments based on how you’re feeling in regard to both pain relief and side effects. It’s not recommended that you take more than 300 to 450 mg of LYRICA per day for fibromyalgia pain.

Woman on fm treatment
Woman on fm treatment
3-4 weeks

After the first few weeks of taking LYRICA, follow up with your doctor and start discussing your complete treatment plan, and get any refills you may need.

This is the right time for you to discuss with your doctor how you are doing and any side effects you may feel. 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.

Woman on fibromyalgia treatment
Woman on fibromyalgia treatment
5 weeks+

After 1 to 2 months of taking LYRICA, be sure to continue to keep your doctor informed. This will enable you both to decide the best course of action to help you get the most from your treatment.

Sleepiness occurred in 23% of LYRICA patients, compared with 8% of patients taking a placebo, and on average, lasted about 5 weeks. For some people, this went away over time. For others, this side effect lasted throughout the course of the studies.

Patient understanding fm treatment
Patient understanding fm treatment
TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR

Get helpful tips on
how to talk to your
doctor about your
fibromyalgia pain