LYRICA IS FDA APPROVED AS AN ADD-ON TREATMENT FOR PARTIAL ONSET SEIZURES
If you have epilepsy and partial onset seizures, ask your doctor about LYRICA and how it may be able to help.
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.
Seizures are the result of sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. A sudden increase in activity in a small part of the brain can cause a partial seizure. Medicines, high fevers, and head injuries can all cause a seizure. But many people with epilepsy have no clear cause to point to.
There are two kinds of seizures: generalized seizures that take place across both sides of the brain and partial seizures that are localized in one part of the brain. And there are two basic types of partial seizures: simple and complex.
For some adults with epilepsy in clinical studies, LYRICA was proven as an add-on therapy to significantly reduce the frequency of partial onset seizures compared to a placebo.*
*Individual results may vary.
For someone with epilepsy, calming overactive nerve cells can help control seizures, when combined with other therapies. 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 in humans is not known.
You most likely are taking at least 1 other medication to help manage your partial onset seizures. So it’s good to know that LYRICA has a low potential for drug interaction. But it does interact with some medicines.
Many people who take 1 or even 2 or more medicines still have seizures. Your doctor may suggest an add-on treatment, like LYRICA, for relief.
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