Generic Name: Pregabalin
Manufacturer: HAB Pharmaceuticals & Research Ltd.
Common brands: Lyrica
What is Pregabalin for:
This medication is an anticonvulsant and neuropathic pain agent, prescribed for partial seizures; management of postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain caused by the varicella zoster virus);
management of fibromyalgia (a condition where the patient has muscle and connective tissue pain).
How does Pregabalin work:
Pregabalin calms the brain.
How should Pregabalin be used:
Take as you have been told, even if you are feeling better. Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
Common side effects of Pregabalin :
Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Change in balance. Weight gain. Muscle pain. Headache. Shakiness.
Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often. Emotional ups and downs. Upset stomach or throwing up.
Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing
sugar-free gum may help. Unsafe allergic effects may rarely happen.
What do I do if I miss a dose:
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
What precautions should I take when taking Pregabalin :
Alert your doctor if you have kidney or heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or blood disorders.
When do I need to seek medical help:
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching;
bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of low mood (depression), thoughts of killing yourself, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, thinking that is not normal, anxiety, or lack of interest in life. Flu-like signs. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Feeling very tired or weak. Swelling in your legs or belly. Sudden change in eyesight. Very bad muscle pain or weakness. Very bad muscle pain, back pain, soreness, or weakness. Very bad skin irritation. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Can I take Pregabalin with other medicines:
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. – Taking them together can cause bad side effects. – Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you
Are there any food restrictions:
How do I store Pregabalin:
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. – Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Anticonvulsants, Anxiolytics, Drugs For Neuropathic Pain