LYRICA 50MG (PREGABALIN)
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION :
Lyrica 50mg is the brand name for the drug pregabalin, an anticonvulsant that reduces the number of pain signals from damaged nerves.
Doctors prescribe Lyrica to treat a number of conditions, including:
-Pain from neuropathy, or damaged nerves in the arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, or toes
Pain from nerves damaged by shingles, a rash that occurs after infection with the herpes zoster virus.
-Fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that may cause pain, muscle stiffness, fatigue, and trouble sleeping.
-Pain from nerves damaged by spinal cord injury.
People with epilepsy may take Lyrica 50mg in combination with other medications to treat certain types of seizures..
Pregabalin is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It works by slowing down impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Pregabalin also affects chemicals in the brain that send pain signals across the nervous system.
Pregabalin is used to control seizures and to treat fibromyalgia. It is also used to treat pain caused by nerve damage in people with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy), herpes zoster (post-herpetic neuralgia), or spinal cord injury.
SIDE EFFECTS :
The most common side effects of Lyrica include:
Nausea or vomiting
Gas or bloating
”High” or elevated mood
Trouble concentrating or paying attention
Memory problems or forgetfulness
Lack of coordination
Loss of balance or unsteadiness
Uncontrollable shaking or jerking of a part of the body
Swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
Serious side effects can also occur. If you have any of these side effects, stop taking Lyrica and call your doctor right away:
Blurred vision, double vision, or other changes in your eyesight
Rash or hives
Swelling of the eyes face, throat, mouth, lips, gums, tongue, head or neck
Shortness of breath
Muscle pain, soreness, or weakness
Your doctor will tell you how many capsules you need to take each day. This may depend on your age, your condition and whether or not you are taking any other medicines.
Your doctor may recommend that you start with a low dose of Lyrica 50mg and slowly increase the dose to the lowest amount needed to control your epilepsy/convulsions or neuropathic pain.
Take your medicine at about the same time each day. Taking it at the same time each day will have the best effect. It will also help you remember when to take it.
It does not matter if you take this medicine before or after food.
The usual dose range is 150 mg per day to 600 mg per day given in two divided doses.
Continue taking your medicine for as long as your doctor tells you.
This medicine helps to control your condition, but does not cure it. It is important to keep taking your medicine, even if you feel well.
If it is almost time for your next dose (within 4 hours), skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to.
Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed. This may increase the chance of you getting an unwanted side effect.
If you are not sure what to do, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you have trouble remembering to take your medicine, ask your pharmacist for some hints.