Lyrica dose - taking Lyrica
Lyrica comes in tablet form. These are meant to be taken two to three times a day (for a standard size) and can be taken with or without food. If you feel nauseous taking them without food, you can take them with food or drink in order to get rid of the feelings of sickness you may be suffering. You will start with smaller, fewer dosages and work up to your full amount slowly so that you can minimize any side effects from the drug and let your body become accustomed to the new chemicals in the body. You should take it as regularly as possible, but if you miss a dosing, don't double up. Just take it as soon as you remember, or if it's close to your next regular dosing time, simply take one then. Overdosing can lead to uncomfortable side effects such as dizziness, nausea, and feeling faint. So long as you take Lyrica regularly though, there will be a roughly equal level of drugs in your blood stream and this will make it work more effectively. Do not stop taking Lyrica except under your doctor's supervision or else you may suffer from withdrawal symptoms.
Lyrica comes in tablets with dosages of between one hundred and fifty and six hundred milligrams. If you are taking Lyrica to handle pain from nerves or fibromyalgia, then you will be most likely be prescribed three doses at 100 mg per dose. Anymore than 300 mg per day has not been shown to be very helpful and can even be damaging. You will probably start out with dosages of only about 50 mg three times per day and then slowly build up to 100 mg dosages as you get used to the drug in your system. If you're taking Lyrica simply to handle your fibromyalgia then likely you will be taking between 300 and 450 milligrams per day; anymore than that has not been shown to give any sort of benefit and could be harmful.
For those taking Lyrica to handle seizures though, you may be prescribed dosages ranging from 150 mg/day to 600 mg/day depending on the strength of your seizures and the tolerance you build up to the drug. This is divided up into dosages taken twice or three times per day. To start, you will probably only take between fifty and seventy five milligrams/dose and then work up to six hundred if it becomes necessary to have a stronger dose. You will never be asked to go above six hundred milligrams and only rarely will people be asked to even go up to six hundred as this is a very strong dosage.
Lyrica dosages can be altered depending on a number of factors. If you have reduced renal abilities such as from an illness or age, you will have to take a lower dosage. If you are pregnant thinking of becoming pregnant, your dosage will have to be altered accordingly and often throughout your pregnancy as the hormone change from the pregnancy affects the capabilities of the drug and a stronger dose could hurt the fetus. You may also have to adjust your dosage if you are having problems with side effects. Your doctor will best be able to tell you what your dosing needs are and you should always follow your dosing instructions in order to get the most out of this drug, but also tell your doctor if you are suffering from overdosing symptoms such as nausea, faintness, or dizziness.
As with all medications, you must take Lyrica exactly as it is prescribed so that you are getting a safe and effective dosage and thus can handle your condition.