HOW LYRICA
MAY HELP

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

WHAT IS LYRICA?

LYRICA is an
FDA-approved treatment
for pain after shingles

LYRICA (pregabalin) is a prescription medicine, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to be taken every day to treat nerve pain caused by pain after shingles. There is no generic version of LYRICA.

Over-the-counter pain relief pills are not approved by the FDA for the management of nerve pain from pain after shingles.

RELIEF FROM PAIN AFTER SHINGLES
WITH LYRICA

HOW EFFECTIVE IS
LYRICA?

In clinical studies, it was shown that
for some patients:

LYRICA helped relieve moderate to
even severe pain after shingles

For some patients in a 13-week clinical study, LYRICA significantly relieved pain after shingles as opposed to those patients taking a sugar pill known as a placebo.

LYRICA started to work in as early as
1 week*

In clinical studies, some patients felt less pain after shingles in as early as one week.* For others it took longer. 

DID YOU KNOW

LYRICA is believed to
work on the damaged nerves caused by the shingles virus

LEARN MORE ABOUT LYRICA

HOW DOES LYRICA
WORK?

LYRICA is believed to calm
overactive nerves

The shingles virus travels to your skin by following your nerves. Along the way, the virus damages these nerves. These damaged nerves are what cause pain after shingles. LYRICA is believed to work on these damaged nerves. It is unknown exactly how LYRICA works in the body. Animal studies suggest that LYRICA reduces “extra” electrical signals sent out by these damaged nerves. The meaning of these studies in 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 3 to 8 weeks.

Dizziness occurred in 30% of LYRICA patients, compared with 8% of patients taking a placebo, and on average lasted about 1 to 7 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"

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH LYRICA

Check out this tool
about what to expect
while taking LYRICA