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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.
Some patients started feeling relief from pain after shingles in as early as the 1st week of treatment. For others it took longer. 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 1 to 7 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 600 mg of LYRICA per day for pain after shingles.
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.
Sleepiness occurred in 23% of LYRICA patients, compared with 8% of patients taking a placebo, and on average, lasted over 3 to 8 weeks. For some people, this went away over time. For others, this side effect lasted throughout the course of the studies.
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.