HOW LYRICA
MAY HELP

If you have spinal cord injury nerve
pain, 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 spinal cord injury
nerve pain

LYRICA (pregabalin) is approved by the FDA for the management of spinal cord injury nerve pain. Neither over-the-counter pain relief pills nor prescription narcotics are approved by the FDA for the management of nerve pain from a spinal cord injury. There is no generic version of LYRICA.

SPINAL CORD INJURY NERVE
PAIN RELIEF WITH LYRICA

HOW EFFECTIVE IS
LYRICA?

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

LYRICA helped relieve moderate to
even severe spinal cord injury
nerve pain

Even if you've had spinal cord injury nerve pain for several years, LYRICA may be able to help. For some patients in clinical studies, LYRICA significantly relieved spinal cord injury nerve pain compared with patients taking a sugar pill (also known as a placebo) so they felt better.

LYRICA started to work in as early
as 1 week*

In spinal cord injury nerve pain clinical studies, some patients felt less pain in as early as 1 week.* For others it took longer.

DID YOU KNOW

For some patients,
LYRICA provided
significant relief for
spinal
cord injury
nerve pain

LEARN MORE ABOUT LYRICA

HOW IS LYRICA
BELIEVED TO WORK?

LYRICA is believed to calm
overactive nerves

Spinal cord injury can damage nerves. This damage causes burning, stabbing, throbbing, sharp, and electric shock–like pain. 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, dizziness occurred in 30% of LYRICA patients, compared with 8% of patients taking a placebo, and on average lasted about 1.5 weeks. Sleepiness occurred in 23% of LYRICA patients, compared with 8% of patients taking a placebo, and on average lasted over 10 weeks. For some people, these side effects 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