When to take Lyrica

LYRICA is a prescribed medicine used in adults, 18 years and older, to treat: neuropathic pain that happens with diabetes, pain from damaged nerves that follows healing of shingles, partial seizures when taken together with other seizure medicines, fibromyalgia, generalized anxiety disorder (approved in the European Union) or herpes virus (herpes rashes, red skin spots, etc).

Do not give this medication to a child younger than 18 years old, it has not been studied in children under 18 years of age.

Pregabalin might be used for a lot of other purposes that are yet not listed in this site. Please contact us if you are using it for other treatment, we would love feedback.

Before you take Lyrica drug, tell your physicist if:

  • you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment
  • you are breast-feeding a baby
  • you have kidney problems or have kidney dialysis
  • you have diabetes
  • you have heart problems
  • you are taking other medicines
  • you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or other medicine


You might experience suicidal thoughs while taking Lyrica, that's why your doc will have to check you regulary.

If you are allergic to pregabalin you should not use this medication.

Do not stop taking pregabalin suddenly. Your seizures can become worse or you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, nausea, diarrhea or trouble sleeping. You should first talk to your doctor because you may need decrease the medication gradually before you can stop completely.

Lyrica may cause visual disturbances, so if changes in vision occur, you should notify your doctor.

Lyrica medication is also used with other drug for treating certain types of brain seizures.

If the medication does not seem to work as well in treating your condition you must tell your doctor.

This article does not take the place of a professional advice. If you have any other question about Lyrica, ask your doctor or pharmacist.