Lyrica - Pregabalin

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Lyrica - Pregabalin
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Pregabalin is an anti-epileptic drug (also named anticonvulsant). It is used in the management of fibromyalgia and used to manage seizures. It is also used to treat pain because of nerve damage in the people with diabetes, and spinal cord injury.

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Brief description of Lyrica Capsules:

Pregabalin is an anti-epileptic drug (also named anticonvulsant). It is used in the management of fibromyalgia and used to manage seizures. It is also used to treat pain because of nerve damage in the people with diabetes, and spinal cord injury.

Mechanism of action of Lyrica:

Pregabalin works by slow down the seizure causing impulses in the brain. It also affects chemicals in the brain which are responsible to send pain signals across the nervous system.

Dosage and how to use Lyrica Capsules:

The medicine should be taken as prescribed by the doctor. It can be taken with or without food.

Contraindications of Lyrica Medication:

  • Pregabalin is contraindicated in the condition if an individual is allergic to it.
  • The medicine is contraindicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding conditions.
  • It is also contraindicated below 18 years of age.

Drug interactions of Lyrica:

Lyrica interacts with various medicines like rosiglitazone, benzazepril, enalapril, blood pressure medicine etc.

Side effects of Lyrica Capsules:

Some side effects that are seen while using lyrica are-

Difficulty in breathing, swelling on the face, lips, tongue, changes in mood, anxiety, trouble in sleeping, aggressiveness and restless state.

 Missed dose:

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Missed dose is skipped, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose.

Overdose of Lyrica Medicine:

Excess dose should not be taken. In case if adverse symptoms appears if the medicine is overdosed, visit to the nearby hospital.

Safety measures of Lyrica Capsules:

Some precautionary measures that should be taken into consideration while using lyrica are-

  • Intake of alcohol should not be done. It can increase the side effects of pregabalin.
  • Pregabalin may impair thinking reactions, so while driving an individual should be very careful.
  • Withdrawl symptoms can be seen like headache, sleep problems, nausea and diarrhea. So consult to the doctor before stopping the intake of the medicine.

Storage:

The medicine should be stored properly at room temperature away from heat, light and moisture.

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