What is Lyrica?
Lyrica is a prescription medicine used in adults, 18 years and older, to
- pain from damaged nerves (neuropathic pain) that follows healing of
(a painful rash that comes after a
herpes zoster infection)
- partial seizures when taken together with other
Lyrica has not been studied in children under the age of 18.
What are The Risks of Lyrica?
- Dizziness and sleepiness.
Do not drive a car, work with machines, or do other
dangerous activities until you know how Lyrica affects your alertness. Ask your
doctor when it is okay to do these activities.
- Eyesight problems, including blurry vision. Call your doctor if you have any
changes in your eyesight.
- Weight gain may affect the management of diabetes, Weight gain and swelling
can also be a serious problem for people with
- Unexplained muscle problems, such as
muscle pain, soreness, or
you develop these symptoms, especially if you also feel sick and have a
tell your doctor right away.
- The most common side effects with Lyrica include dizziness, blurry vision,
weight gain, sleepiness, trouble concentrating, swelling of the hands and feet
and dry mouth.