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pregabalin
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 treat pain caused by fibromyalgia, or nerve pain in people with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy), herpes zoster (post-herpetic neuralgia), or spinal cord injury. Pregabalin is also used with other medications to treat partial onset seizures in adults and children who are at least 1 month old. Pregabalin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
pregabalin
DRUG TYPE
gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs

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Pregabalin can cause a severe allergic reaction. Stop taking this medicine and seek emergency medical help if you have hives or blisters on your skin, trouble breathing, or swelling in your face, mouth, or throat.

Some people have thoughts about suicide while taking pregabalin. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor.

If you have diabetes or heart problems, call your doctor if you have weight gain or swelling in your hands or feet while taking pregabalin.

Do not stop using pregabalin suddenly, even if you feel fine. Stopping suddenly may cause withdrawal symptoms.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Lyrica solution 20 mg/mL
capsule 100 mg150 mg200 mg225 mg25 mg300 mg50 mg75 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Pregabalin solution 20 mg/mL
capsule 100 mg150 mg200 mg225 mg25 mg300 mg50 mg75 mg

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