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.
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.
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 start seeing results. Remember to talk to your doctor so adjustments to your dosage can be made if needed.
Your doctor can adjust your dose to help you get the most from treatment.
In children, 1 month of age and older, the recommended dosing is based on body weight, shown here in kilograms (kg), and may be given as an oral solution.
Work with your doctor to figure out the best dosage. Adult patients and children weighing 30kg or more who do not experience sufficient results with the starting dosage may be further increased up to 600 mg per day, based on efficacy and tolerability. Children weighing less than 30kg who do not experience sufficient results with the starting dosage may be further increased up to 14mg/kg/day. Your doctor may continue to make as needed. If there are problems with kidney function, your doctor may prescribe a lower dose of LYRICA.
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 to 4 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.
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.
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 4 to 8 weeks. For some people, this went away over time. For others, this side effect lasted throughout the course of the studies.