Lyrica-how many pills per day can be taken for pain at a 7 level?
27 Aug 2011
Lyrica is used to control seizures and to treat fibromyalgia. It is also used to treat pain caused by nerve damage in people with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy) or herpes zoster (post-herpetic neuralgia).
The dose will depend on what it is been used for.
For detailed dosage information see:
27 Aug 2011
The dose of Lyrica the doc recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:The medical condition being treated; other medications you may be taking; other medical conditions you may have.
Dosage of Lyrica for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
The recommended starting Lyrica dosage for treating nerve pain due to diabetic neuropathy is 50 mg, taken three times daily. The doc may increase the dose (up to a maximum of Lyrica 100 mg three times daily) within a week, if necessary to control the pain -- and if the drug is well tolerated. If one has kidney disease, one may need a lower dose.
Lyrica Dose for Epileptic Seizures
The recommended starting dose of Lyrica for controlling partial seizures in people with epilepsy is Lyrica 75 mg, taken twice daily, or Lyrica 50 mg, taken three times daily. If necessary to control the seizures, the doc may increase the dose, up to a maximum of Lyrica 200 mg, taken three times daily. Impotantly Lyrica is approved to treat seizures only when used in combination with other seizure medications. If one has kidney disease, one may need a lower dose.
Lyrica Dose for Fibromyalgia
The recommended starting Lyrica dosage for fibromyalgia treatment is 75 mg, taken twice daily. If necessary, the doc may increase your dose, up to Lyrica 225 mg twice daily. If one has kidney disease, one may need a lower dose.
Lyrica Dose for Postherpetic Neuralgia
For treating postherpetic neuralgia (chronic nerve pain following an episode of shingles), the recommended starting dose is 75 mg, taken twice daily, or 50 mg, taken three times day. If necessary to control the pain, the doc may increase the dose up to Lyrica 150 mg twice daily or 100 mg three times daily within the first week of treatment. If one is still experiencing pain after two to four weeks (and the drug well tolerated), the doc may increase the dose even further, up to Lyrica 300 mg twice daily or 200 mg three times daily. If one has kidney disease, one may need a lower Lyrica dosage.
However, for more info please seek medical advice, stay well, please.
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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