Pregabalin is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat fibromyalgia, pain from spinal cord injury, pain from diabetic peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, and partial type seizures in those 1 month and older. Pregabalin is sometimes prescribed to treat chronic pain. Pregabalin is also sold under the brand name Lyrica.
Pregabalin is used as an analgesic in cases of chronic pain. Pregabalin is believed to work by reducing pain signals sent by damaged nerves.
How do I take it?
Pregabalin is generally taken between one and three times a day.
Pregabalin comes in tablet, liquid, and extended-release forms.
Common side effects for pregabalin include dizziness, fatigue, dry mouth, swelling, weight gain, blurred vision, and difficulty with concentration and attention.
Rare but serious side effects listed for pregabalin include life-threatening swelling of the throat and mouth, hypersensitivity reactions, and suicidal thoughts.
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Pregabalin — MedlinePlus
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