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.

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 start seeing results. Remember to talk to your doctor so adjustments to your dosage can be made if needed.

GETTING TO YOUR RIGHT DOSE

Recommended LYRICA dosing

Start with
75
mg 2 times a day
or
50 mg 3 times a day

Dosage may be
increased based on
efficacy & tolerability

Up to
300 mg
2 times a day
or
200 mg 3 times a day

Work with your doctor to figure out the best dosage for you. Patients who do not experience sufficient results with 150 mg per day may be further increased up to 600 mg per 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.
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

There are things you can do when taking LYRICA to get the most from your treatment. It’s important to work closely with your doctor. Your doctor may increase your dose based on the efficacy of LYRICA and how well you tolerate it. This is a normal step when taking LYRICA. Of course, your doctor will make adjustments based on how you’re feeling. It’s not recommended that you take more than 600 mg of LYRICA per day for partial onset seizures.

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. Click here to learn more about sleepiness in clinical studies.

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.

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 4-8 weeks. For some people, this went away over time. For others, this side effect lasted throughout the course of the studies.

TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR

Get helpful tips on how to
talk to your doctor about
partial onset seizures